Rum Bunter Radio Episode 71: Decision Day for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Apr 28, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington observes batting practice from the dugout before the game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington observes batting practice from the dugout before the game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Who will stay and who will go with the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Right now the biggest question for the Pittsburgh Pirates surrounds a roster crunch, leaving unselected minor leaguers up for the Rule 5 Draft. This process has a different look in 2021. With the CBA set to expire on December 1st, and a lockout looming, things are moving quick this year, signaling an interesting few weeks for all baseball fans.

In this episode of Rum Bunter Radio the full trio is back in action and they begin the show with their thoughts on the upcoming roster decisions.

Who is considered a “must-protect”, and who can the Pittsburgh Pirates feel comfortable sending to the Rule 5 draft?

Is anyone a lock to make the roster at this point i the process?

For Ben Cherington this decision is shaping up to be a difficult one, but an easy decision for the second year general manager was sending Nick Gonzales, along with several other Pirate standout prospects for the Arizona Fall League.

In this short offseason showcase, top prospects from each organization join up and compete for the league crown.

The guys dive into a conversation on how things are going to this point for the boys in black and gold, and what led to their selection for this league.

To close out the show the group shares their expectations for the coming weeks, and provide their thoughts on which moves we may see first.

Which veterans are most likely to be moved in order to clear space for the youngsters? This question has some easy answers, but find out why a potential trade of Jacob Stallings could mean the most for the organization moving forward.

Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, episode 71 of Rum Bunter Radio is here!

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