Rum Bunter Radio: Halfway Hope for the Pittsburgh Pirates
By Trey Yanity
Are the youngsters here to stay? And which ones are on the way?
In this episode of Rum Bunter Radio Trey Yanity and Noah Wright break down the first week and a half of July in Pirates baseball beginning with Jameson Taillon’s return to PNC Park.
A sellout crowd played host to a Pirates win over the Yankees on a magical night of baseball led by Jose Quintana’s stellar performance. After another dominant effort over one of the game’s most daunting lineups the question is begged: What should the Pirates do with Quintana in the long run?
The guys discuss potential trades and trade partners for the Pirates as the 2022 deadline slowly approaches.
Mitch Keller has been on one never ending roller coaster ride since he arrived in Pittsburgh, and this season may have seen the largest twists and turns of them all to this point. While his play has been better, Keller is still not living up to his former first round potential. What is going wrong, and what does he need to do to get on track?
While the Pirates are calling up much of the future throughout the month of July and late June, it is always fun to forecast and project which prospects are on their way to entering the organization later in the month during the 2022 MLB First Year Player Draft.
Noah and Trey mock up several picks and explain which guys will work best in black and gold after this years show. They look at a best and worst case scenario for the first round as the Pirates get set for their number four pick.
To close out the episode the duo shares their thoughts on the upcoming futures game, all star weekend and the rest of July for Pittsburgh.
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks and enjoy episode 86 of Rum Bunter Radio.