This Pirates Rebuild Could Be Worse Who sits in the Pirates rotation in 2023, and what type of additions make sense? It may be different this year compared to previous years for the Pirates front office as we break it all down. Plus, we ask if Dennis Eckersley knows enough about opposing teams to give a qualified opinion on theirContinue reading “This Pirates Rebuild Could Be Worse”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

8-23-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) With as bad as things have been for Pittsburgh’s Big League Club over the past two and half seasons plus-posting a record of 127 and 216-Pirates Fans have at the very least been able to hang their hats on being a unanimous Top 5 Farm System.Continue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Managing The Pirates Roster Let’s talk roster management for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Let’s talk now. Let’s talk September call-ups. Let’s see who needs to get off the 40-man to make room in the off-season for must-adds to the 40-man. Jason Martinez of RosterResource and Fangraphs joins us to discuss in “30 Minutes of Bucs!” Brought to you by!Continue reading “Managing The Pirates Roster”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

8-2-22/8-12-22/8-16-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) 420….No, not the day or time that first popped into your head. This was the attendance for the Sunday Matinee attended by myself and the family a couple of days ago at LECOM Park-I still call it McKechnie Field; sometimes by accident. And, if I amContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Pushing The Pirates Through The Dog Days 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? 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 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”