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”

Pirates Rule 5 Draft Preparation

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dvhph-12f00af Craig sits down with Anthony Murphy from Pirates Prospects to discuss the players that could, should and will be protected in this year’s Rule 5 Draft, as well as the mostly likely candidates to be selected if they are not added to the Pirates 40-Man Roster!  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers theContinue reading “Pirates Rule 5 Draft Preparation”

Pirates Arbitration Numbers

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2wviw-12e65ad Craig and Chris have a few more first base options for the Pirates, because it truly is biggest void to fill. The boys follow it up by doing some deep diving to the Pirates Upcoming Arbitration Eligible Players; and even invite a couple of them out for a beer!   Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! CraigContinue reading “Pirates Arbitration Numbers”

Pirates Upcoming Decisions

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gnzar-12ddc39 Craig and Chris talk roster decisions concerning some veterans, player development for the youngsters, a possible option at first base in 2023 and Much More!  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 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball.Continue reading “Pirates Upcoming Decisions”