The Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of baseball closes up shop… at least for now. For the first time since 1994 Major League Baseball reaches a lockout after several weeks of madness leading up to this inevitable junction.
Take a deep breath, MLB as we know it has come to a halt, making what is typically an enjoyable part of the offseason, pain-staking. Although, fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates may tell you things are always pain-staking.
The Rum Bunter Radio crew is back to break down all of the recent transactions and news surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates, and these crazy baseball times.
Episode 73 is kicked off with a discussion on the Jacob Stallings trade. The guys go back and forth on how valuable the return will look, and what this means for the 2022 catching room.
One man out, one man in. At least that’s what Pirate fans expected after the Stallings deal, and that is exactly what they got. Roberto Perez the former Cleveland Indian joins the Pittsburgh Pirates after several down years at the plate, but a few above average ones behind the dish.
These roster moves come on the heel of several arbitration aversions. Ben Gamel and Yoshi Tsutsugo will be back in 2022, well at least if they aren’t traded that is.
This comes as exciting news for many Pirates fans, after Gamel turned into a treasure find for the club in 2021, and Yoshi found his rhythm down the stretch.
All of this taking place before December 1st of course, that being the dreaded CBA expiration date.
To close out the episode the guys give their thoughts on the current state of the lockout, when they believe baseball will eventually resume, and how it will affect the game in the long run.
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Batten down the hatches, clear the decks and enjoy episode 73 of Rum Bunter Radio!