Is it finally time for Pittsburgh Pirates fans to believe Mitch Keller is ready?
At Rum Bunter we sure hope so, considering this is widely considered as the “make or break” season for the young fastball heavy former phenom. It would also be a big positive for both the short and long-term success of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
After a brilliant start in the series finale with Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon, Mitch Keller has once again given fans a reason to hope. But how true should this hope be?
In episode eighty-two Rum Bunter Radio Marty and Trey are rejoined by Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to recap the first two weeks of Pirates baseball, and what to make of roster moves and lineup decisions to this point in the season.
When will we see the lineup gain some day to day consistency? A question that may not see a clear answer in the first half of 2022.
One thing is for certain, Hoy Park does not need to be playing in the outfield. Catch Jason’s thoughts on lineup consistency and which questions he’s asked to coaches and players to help clarify.
A faction of the team that has remained consistent, the Pirates five man rotation. With youngsters Roansy Contreras and Miguel Yajure knocking on the door, it begs the question when will we see these young studs get their chance to start in the big leagues.
Mackey gives his thoughts on their near future with the club, and highlights other positive points in the bullpen to this mark in April.
Is Will Crowe’s success enough to open the door for potential starts in his future as well?
To close out the episode Marty and Trey preview the Pirates upcoming series against the Chicago Cubs, and Jason gives his recommendations on the finest of dining in the Windy City.
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, episode 82 of Rum Bunter Radio is here!