Not All Pirates Problems Are Bad

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xxxei-125fafa Matt Capps joins us to express concerns about David Bednar’s use, and he has the life-experience to speak on it. He also talks about what he sees lately from Mitch Keller. Is this the breakthrough? Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also joins us to figure out what happens to young call-ups on theContinue reading “Not All Pirates Problems Are Bad”

Watch The Pirates, Kid

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cng4h-1256bc6 Oneil Cruz is finally here and he can throw baseballs faster than the average ballplayer and leap buildings in a single bound. While all of that hype is fun, Pittsburgh Pirates fans should expect ups-and-downs with the young SS, but also enjoy a lineup that we only imagined a year ago. Craig also insistsContinue reading “Watch The Pirates, Kid”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

6-21-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement On Twitter) For a short time-a little while back-daily calendars were all the rage. You know, the ones that had an inspirational quote, a piece of trivia or a fun fact about your favorite team, show or hobby. Walking around the office one could find at least aContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Pirates A Little Light On Pitchers

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2ht93-124e876 A load of recent Pittsburgh Pirates transactions exposed a 40-man roster crunch when it comes to pitching. But what may be a problem in the short term had good long-term intentions behind it. Fans may soon see guys going longer with less stuff on the mound. Plus, Bryan Reynolds is good again and itContinue reading “Pirates A Little Light On Pitchers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

6-14-2022 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) With the Major League Club in the midst of a seven-game skid, the spotlight-which began to shine brightly the moment Ben Cherington traded Starling Marte for prospects Liover Peguero and Brennan Malone-is now being used as a search light by fans; to find the player(s) inContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Pirates Winning More Than Expected

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-94cyn-124523e We think an infield is coming together, with an unlikely fit at 1B. The team that picked up Cole Tucker should tell fans that other teams operate similarly to the Pirates. And Craig explains that his frustration with Ben Cherington is because he makes the same mistakes. Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside TheContinue reading “Pirates Winning More Than Expected”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

6-7-2022 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Every new beginning, comes from some other beginning’s end If you are under the age of 45, chances are at least one of your nights out has been wrapped up with by the preceding phrase. That or you are a fan of the The Office, andContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Finding Future Pirates Down On The Farm

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-csdn6-123cd7f Spenser Smith brings play-by-play magic to Bradenton Marauders broadcasts, and is the perfect expert to bring in for a look down on the farm. We’re talking about the prospects you know, the ones you don’t know and how it takes more than a quick look at the stat sheets to evaluate progress in theContinue reading “Finding Future Pirates Down On The Farm”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

5-31-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Last week I mentioned how I almost always have my options narrowed down to a standard eight or nine Pirates Prospects that I watched have a higher level of success over the previous series of games; including a few I hope will make their way ontoContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

5-24-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Back when I made my first list-and for the few posts that followed-everything was truly a snapshot, or the often used small sample size of how a player was performing. No one had more than 30 at bats, starters maybe went three or four innings andContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”