A Christmas List For A Fan Of The Pittsburgh Pirates

BY Fansided and Marty Leap/FanSided via Rum Bunter • December 25, 2016

In honor of today being Christmas, I have compiled a Christmas list for fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates far and wide. Happy holidays everyone and thanks for your support!

Merry Christmas everyone! And to our Jewish readers, happy second night of Hanukkah! And to any readers who celebrate Kwanzaa I’m wishing you an early happy Kwanzaa!

In honor of the holiday season I have put together a list. This list is a prestigious one. It is the Christ wish list of fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates. So let’s check it out, eh?

Since Christmas falls on December 25th, the list I have compiled consist of 25 things. A list of 25 things that fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates should be wishing, and hoping, for this holiday season. Additionally, I will start with 25 and count backward to number one.

25.) Jung Ho Kang‘s first full Major League season as a starter results in 35+ home runs
24.) The Pirates move Gregory Polanco to left field, Starling Marte to center field, and Andrew McCutchen to right field
23.) The St. Louis Cardinals lose access to their black devil magic
22.) Brandon Phillips has the worst season of his career in 2017
21.) The Pirates trade Josh Harrison
20.) The Pirates trade Tony Watson
19.) Alen Hanson becomes the Pirates’ second baseman and takes the NL by storm
18.) The Cardinals give Mike Matheny a lifetime contract
17.) The Pirates and Jameson Taillon agree to a contract extension
16.) Jameson Taillon shows why he was drafted number two overall and become a true ace
15.) Joe Maddon gets planters fasciitis
14.) Austin Meadows arrives in the Major Leagues and hits the cover off the ball
13.) Francisco Cervelli stays healthy and catches 140 games
12.) Ryan Braun fails another PED test and gets a lifetime ban
11.) Ivan Nova outperforms his modest contract
10.) Josh Bell continues to develop into an elite hitter
9.) Joe Maddon gets planters fasciitis, again.
8.) Felipe Rivero continues to make the Mark Melancon trade look like a steal
7.) Anthony Rizzo takes fastball to the ribs against the Bucs, multiple times. Plate crowding a-hole.
6.) Nick Kingham wins National League Rookie of the Year
5.) The Pirates trade for Jose Quintana
4.) Andrew McCutchen has a huge bounce back season in 2017
3.) The Pirates win the National League Central Division in 2017
2.) The Pirates win the National League Pennant in 2017
1.) The Pittsburgh Pirates win the 2017 World Series

That is my Pittsburgh Pirates wish list for this holiday season. Right now the Pirates are shaping up to be a very good team in 2017. And adding another starting pitcher could put them over the top.

As we celebrate the holidays, thank you to all our loyal readers! Without you guys we would be nothing! Whichever holiday you celebrate, all of us here at Rum Bunter hope you have a great and safe one! Lets go Bucs!!!!

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