A Pirates Staff Anchored By Dick Mountain

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2uvq5-1353974 Rich Hill can add the Pirates to his long list of MLB teams. The pirates can add something reliable to the rotation. Is there still room for developing pitchers? You betcha! 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 oakContinue reading “A Pirates Staff Anchored By Dick Mountain”

For Pirates Fans, It’s Not The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

12-29-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) After beginning the off-season by seemingly checking off the first base box with the acquisitions Ji-Man Choi and Carlos Santana, it appeared as if the Pirates had at the very least given their fans an optimistic outlook. Then, over the past couple of week we’ve seenContinue reading “For Pirates Fans, It’s Not The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

Pirates Prospect Talk With Anthony Murphy

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-iszcy-1349876 Craig sits down with Anthony Murphy from Pirates Prospects to talk about everything involving the Pirates Farm System; including The Arizona Fall League, The Rule 5 Draft, The Upcoming International Signing Period and some players to keep an eye on in 2023.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The BucsContinue reading “Pirates Prospect Talk With Anthony Murphy”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Capitalizing On Farm System Depth

12-22-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) A little over two weeks ago, the Pirates had eleven players poached from their Farm System during the Minor League Portion of the Rule 5 Draft. Ultimately, these losses will more than likely be proven to be inconsequential, as history has shown that the odds ofContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Capitalizing On Farm System Depth”

Breaking Down The Pirates Roster With Jason Martinez

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ycjqq-13417da This week Craig is joined by Jason Martinez-Mr. Roster Resource-from Fangraphs to discuss the moves that have been made this off-season and those that still could be; along with what Pirates Fans can look forward to in the 2023 Season.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, andContinue reading “Breaking Down The Pirates Roster With Jason Martinez”

Pirates Winter Meetings Recap

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-umjhe-1339479 In order to appropriately recap the Winter Meetings, Craig welcomes Alex Stumpf-Pirates Beat Writer for DK Pittsburgh Sports-down to the basement to discuss the acquisition of Vince Velasquez, the Rule 5 Draft, A Clear Position of Need that Remains and Of Course, the Bryan Reynolds Situation.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers theContinue reading “Pirates Winter Meetings Recap”

Pirates Vs. Reynolds Might Not Be That Bad

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cerkk-133150a Craig and Chris tackle the obvious topic of the Bryan Reynolds’ Trade Request; and why you shouldn’t hit the panic button just yet.  Also, they add some thoughts on the Rule 5 Draft.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, and joins his buddy Chris at a 9-footContinue reading “Pirates Vs. Reynolds Might Not Be That Bad”

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”