Under-The-Radar Pirates Pitching Targets

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vshcn-1328441 Carlos Santana enters the fold, and the Pittsburgh Pirates now have another professional hitter in their lineup. It looks like the next phase of the rebuild has begun with a change in roster construction methods. The focus now turns to pitching, and we have a list of under-the-radar pitchers for Ben Cherington to targetContinue reading “Under-The-Radar Pirates Pitching Targets”

Easy Targets For The 2023 Pirates Roster

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-erzxj-131f392 The Pirates may have a full 40-man roster, but that doesn’t mean some interesting names didn’t just get Ben Cherington’s interest as other teams announced their non-tenders. We find more an infielder who has outperformed newly dealt-away Kevin Newman in recent years. We find RP and 1B help as well. We also start toContinue reading “Easy Targets For The 2023 Pirates Roster”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Boys Of Fall

11/18/22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Anytime there is ball being played beyond the regular season fans often put extra emphasis on it; especially when there are All-Star and Championship Games incorporated into the schedule. For fans of a team like the Pittsburgh Pirates-who haven’t seen postseason action in their city sinceContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Boys Of Fall”

Pirates Rule 5 Protections and The Ji-Man Choi Addition

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fbtcu-13163f9 Craig and Chris talk Rule 5 Protections, which result in subtractions; as well as the surprise fact that everyone is getting wrong about the Ji-Man Choi addition.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, and joins his buddy Chris at a 9-foot homemade oak bar to talk PittsburghContinue reading “Pirates Rule 5 Protections and The Ji-Man Choi Addition”

Figuring Out The Pirates 40-Man: Who’s Safe And Who Might Not Be

Do you hear that sound? It’s the keyboards pounding, teeth gnashing, alerts sounding, pages refreshing as Pittsburgh Pirates Fans furious debate the official opening of the team’s off-season.

Talking Pirates With Poni

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-eypkb-130ac41 In this SUPERSIZED episode of the podcast, Craig is joined by Andrew Fillipponi (aka The Poni Express) from 93.7 The Fan to talk everything Pittsburgh Pirates; including an disappointing year of development overall, some potential trade pieces and the future of Derek Shelton.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside TheContinue reading “Talking Pirates With Poni”

Each Positions Most Realistic Option(s) For The 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates…And Beyond

(AKA The Pirates Depth Chart: A Living and Breathing Off-Season Outline) 11/5/22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) It’s tough to not get too deep into the weeds with roster projections, free agent options and potential trade partners during the off-season. Yet, it is truly something that must be resisted; especially as theContinue reading “Each Positions Most Realistic Option(s) For The 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates…And Beyond”

Pirates Must Create More Competition

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gz3mv-1301d49 With realistic openings for MLB-level catchers, firstbasemen, outfielders and starting pitchers, the Pittsburgh Pirates should start looking for more than just “measuring stick” players this offseason. True competition won’t block young prospects in the team’s future plans. When the prospect can take a job, you know they’re truly ready for The Show.  Brought toContinue reading “Pirates Must Create More Competition”

How Ke’Bryan Hayes Maps Out The Pirates’ Way

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fj2if-12f8ae4 Bucs In The Basement shuts down any Ke’Bryan Hayes contract slander with data that shows it is already a good deal that will just get better with age. We’re also explaining why his value to the team actually shines a light on a possible team building philosophy that could narrow the gap between aContinue reading “How Ke’Bryan Hayes Maps Out The Pirates’ Way”

2022 Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

10-19-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) I get why many people-especially those within the Pittsburgh Pirates Fanbase-are not fond of hearing and/or reading about prospects. I truly do. One too many times they have been burned by the call to wait for this guy or that guy, only to have them underperformContinue reading “2022 Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”