2023 Pirates Season Preview

It’s that time of year again folks, a brand new baseball season here in Pittsburgh and for the first time since probably 2019 a bit of an air of optimism can at least be smelled in the wind. What this team is this season and what they have coming, well, safe to say both world will collide a bit this season as it looks to be the biggest migration of talent from the system to the Bigs we’ve seen since easily 2010.

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Indianapolis Indians

There is freedom withinThere is freedom withoutTry to catch the deluge in a paper cupThere’s a battle aheadMany battles are lostBut you’ll never see the end of the roadWhile you’re travelling with me It is truly a Crowded House in the Circle City. There were always going to be players that were sent down toContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Indianapolis Indians”

Know Your Enemies – Preseason Edition

This piece represents volume 1 of a monthly series that focuses on how the Pirates competition in the NL Central is trending. Both from a prospect development and MLB product standpoint. Knowing where your team is headed, at least partially is about where your division mates are headed. Corey’s attention to detail on this stuff I think you’ll find intriguing. Enjoy!

Five Pirates Thoughts at Five

Opening Day is coming up on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds at 4:10PM. Good thing too, because Spring Training fatigue has fully taken charge. Yesterday’s contest was a perfect example, losing 8-1 to the Braves while only playing 4 or 5 guys who will be on the MLB roster, 2 of which were relievers who only went an inning.

Minor League News and Brews: Indianapolis Indians Preview

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-97eh6-13c4ea2 Craig is joined by Jack McMullen from the Indianapolis Indians and Just Baseball Media-fresh off of covering the World Baseball Classic-to discuss the Pirates Triple-A Roster, and how things could shake out as the season progresses.  Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, and is a huge Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Fan; especiallyContinue reading “Minor League News and Brews: Indianapolis Indians Preview”

Debating Some of the Pirates Controversies

It hardly matters the subject, if you cover something, you’re going to see popular debates crop up. Some are just for the day, some last decades but either way, they’re polarizing and once people have decided which side they’re going to defend, good luck chipping them off the wall they’re protecting.

Through The Prospect Porthole: Jose Hernandez Could Break The Rule 5 Mold

3-23-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) For the most part, whenever a team selects a player in the Major League Portion of the Rule 5 Draft, the instant-and usually correct-reaction is that they are going to try to stash/hide the prospect on the 26-Man in order to gain control of them forContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Jose Hernandez Could Break The Rule 5 Mold”

Helping Pirates Fans Pump The Brakes

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zbfrt-13c27ea Craig sits down with Jason Mackey-Pirates Beat Writer from the Post-Gazette to discuss roster decisions concerning the battle ground positions, fan loyalty to certain players and the pros vs. cons of a 6 man rotation.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, and joins his buddy Chris atContinue reading “Helping Pirates Fans Pump The Brakes”