Pittsburgh Pirates fans are no strangers to debate. It makes perfect sense, then, that PBD introduces its new debate show on PBD Radio.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a very polarizing club.

Some of the ensuing debate circles around off-the-field issues – rightfully so – and still some swirls around the actual action we see for 162-plus games every season.

It is only fitting, then, that Pirates Breakdown brings you the latest episode of CANNONBALLS, our unique weekly Pittsburgh Pirates debate show. You will NOT find hot takes here, but rather an intelligent, informed debate among our staff writers and special guests.

This episode features Josh Taylor, host of Bucco Talk on 93.7 The Fan and PBD contributor taking on Pirates Breakdown co-founder Jason Rollison. The two argue on perhaps the most hotly debated topics surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates right now. Should Andrew McCutchen continue to bat third? Or would the team benefit from moving him lower in the order? They also try to figure out what inning Felipe Rivero should pitch for the Pirates.

Enough talk. Here’s the episode:

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Steve Kubitz

Steve Kubitz was born and raised in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. He is a long time and annoyingly positive baseball fan. He bought into the Pirates' 5-year-plan before it was cool. He is best known for staying calm about losing streaks on twitter and trying his best to make sure other fans don’t overreact to when the Pirates lose a tough ballgame to a division rival. The only thing he isn’t positive about is the wave during close ballgames.