Pirates Fans Are Sold On Suzuki

Obviously this is not universal belief held by all fans of the Pittsburgh Baseball Club; mostly because some people view it as a pipe dream not even worth discussing. However, for the most part, Pirates Fans have taken to social media in order to add recently posted Japanese Outfielder Seiya Suzuki to ever growing listContinue reading “Pirates Fans Are Sold On Suzuki”

Ben Cherington Is Gambling With Pirates Young Pitchers

I’m really not much of a gambler. The last time I placed a bet on a game was 21 years ago in college, I don’t play the lottery, the only scratchers I get are from my family for Christmas and I’ve never walked into a casino with more than 50 bucks in my pocket; whileContinue reading “Ben Cherington Is Gambling With Pirates Young Pitchers”

Pirates Find Their First Real Bargain Of The Off-Season

In a Zoom call with the Pittsburgh Sports Media, a few days before Halloween, Ben Cherington addressed several topics, including their impending entrance into the free agent market. Prior to the following statement being made on the subject, and even a few times since, Pirates Fans have continually pushed the envelope concerning the types ofContinue reading “Pirates Find Their First Real Bargain Of The Off-Season”

Pirates Continue Regular Housekeeping…In The Shadows

In what can only be described as an act of trickery, the Pirates and Ben Cherington released two players-Phllip Evans and Tanner Anderson-from the 40-Man Roster over a month ago, but only permitted their names to be known by the watchful eye of a person who refreshes the transaction page religiously every five minutes withoutContinue reading “Pirates Continue Regular Housekeeping…In The Shadows”

Pirates And Cherington Look To Ride The Waves

11-13-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) As soon as Gary mentioned that he would be going to Florida for a much deserved long weekend away, I immediately felt myself being transported to Madeira Beach; although my feet remained firmly planted in Western Pennsylvania. Each year, at the end of July/beginning of August-forContinue reading “Pirates And Cherington Look To Ride The Waves”

Pirates Perform Regular Housekeeping…And Throw In More Than Few Surprises

Based on what many Pittsburgh Pirates Fans have voiced over the past month, since their season officially came to a close on October 3rd, a pretty thorough housecleaning would be preferred over the customary tiding up of the roster that has taken place over the past couple of years; or at the very least makingContinue reading “Pirates Perform Regular Housekeeping…And Throw In More Than Few Surprises”

Is The Outfield Depth In The Pirates Organization An Illusion?

11-2-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Since taking over as the Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager in November of 2019, Ben Cherington’s Open Day Lineups in the outfield have consisted of Bryan Reynolds in Left, Gregory Polanco/Guillermo Heredia in Right and Jarod Dyson/Anthony Alford in Center. In the last game of the 2020Continue reading “Is The Outfield Depth In The Pirates Organization An Illusion?”

The Pittsburgh Pirates Are Merely Existing At The Moment

10-31-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Your Pittsburgh Pirates last took the field a full four weeks ago from today-October 31st, which means Happy Halloween!-after a nightmare (pun intended) of a season. Since that time it has been near radio silence, outside of some Minor League Awards being announced. In a way,Continue reading “The Pittsburgh Pirates Are Merely Existing At The Moment”

The Pirates Minor Leaguers Hold A Key To The Future

10-28-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) For almost as long as I can remember, my eyes have always wandered to the Pirates Minor League System, and everything that it entails; even when the team was competitive in 2013-15. From player performance and projections to coaching techniques and evaluation. All while soaking inContinue reading “The Pirates Minor Leaguers Hold A Key To The Future”

Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman Of The Board, Robert Nutting, Is Not A Good Owner

10-23-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) This obviously goes without saying, and is more than likely an understatement of how many of you actually feel based on the barrage of comments that often follow many, if not most of the articles myself and Gary write. It doesn’t even have to be anContinue reading “Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman Of The Board, Robert Nutting, Is Not A Good Owner”