Pushing The Pirates Through The Dog Days

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8wmjd-1294c06 Why is Roansy Contreras really in the minors? Are some Pirates fans actually rooting against Bryse Wilson? What is Tucupita Marcano’s destiny in 2023? We answer all of those questions, laugh about a well-timed picture with Bob Nutting, and get you through the dog days of summer in “30 Minutes of Pirates Talk.” BroughtContinue reading “Pushing The Pirates Through The Dog Days”

Pirates Grab Prospect And A New Kevin Newman?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bwq9a-128bb3b The Pirates closed out the period before the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline dealing away Jose Quintana and Chris Stratton for RP Johan Oviedo and prospect Malcom Nunez. We break down the deal and why the Pirates couldn’t move anyone else. Plus, we look at the possible breakout of Kevin Newman. What do the numbersContinue reading “Pirates Grab Prospect And A New Kevin Newman?”

Pirates Draft: The Best Of The Rest

7-30-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Not that I need reminded, but every so often it hits me like a punch to jaw…Pittsburgh is predominately a football town; especially when it comes to their Steelers. Some may think this most recent reality check is due to the line of cars waiting toContinue reading “Pirates Draft: The Best Of The Rest”

Pirates Draft: First Three Off The Board

7-29-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @Bucs Basement on Twitter) I already had a feeling that Pirates Fan Social Media was going to overreact to one degree or another, no matter who Pittsburgh took with the 4th Overall Pick. Still, I wasn’t prepared for the immediate calls to trade their #3 and/or #5 Prospects accordingContinue reading “Pirates Draft: First Three Off The Board”

Pirates Ready To Deal

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xyi6q-12838c7 The trade deadline approaches, and the Pirates are already busy after sending Daniel Vogelbach to the Mets for pitcher Colin Holderman. A look at the new acquisition reveals a sneaky-good move for a potential starting rotation guy disguised as a relief pitcher. Who else will be moved? We discuss the likely names that couldContinue reading “Pirates Ready To Deal”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers: We’re All Told

7-19-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) A quote that I know I have mentioned on more than one occasion-in the blog and on the podcast-comes from one of my favorite baseball movies. The reason I love this quote so much is because it can be applied to the sport, as well asContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers: We’re All Told”

Bad Oneil Cruz Takes & Good Draft Picks

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-s5hqb-1278dfc Oneil Cruz is adjusting to major league pitching, but there are some folks out there ready for the Pittsburgh Pirates to send him back down to AAA. We’ll compare him to a current superstar who has great things to say about the Pirates rookie and explain why he should remain in the majors. We’reContinue reading “Bad Oneil Cruz Takes & Good Draft Picks”

The 2022 MLB Draft: Craig’s List

Maybe it’s because we have moved past Ben Cherington’s initial selections. Or, it could be due to the fact that the the Pirates don’t have the number one overall pick this year. Perhaps it’s the result of already getting glimpses at so many young players this year Or, possibly some fans have checked out slightly;Continue reading “The 2022 MLB Draft: Craig’s List”

Pirates Saving Roansy & Prepping For A Draft

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uuq3c-1270e50 The Pittsburgh Pirates sent down Roansy Contreras, but it is all part of a plan. We debate if the plan makes sense and compare it to how other teams have handled pitchers at similar points in their career. Joe Doyle of Prospects Live also breaks down the upcoming MLB Draft and who he thinksContinue reading “Pirates Saving Roansy & Prepping For A Draft”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

7-12-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Now obviously some aspects of the game have changed since The Splendid Splinter took the field; like the imposing evolution of the three true outcomes-strikeouts, walks and homers. Ultimately this has caused batting average to fall to the wayside to a certain degree, in favor ofContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”