Are The Pirates Setting A Higher Bar? Look at this Pittsburgh Pirates roster and notice a group of veterans standing in the way of hopeful prospects. That isn’t a bad thing. Let’s talk about how competition is the next phase in creating a winning organization in “30 Minutes of Pirates Talk!” Brought to you by! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for InsideContinue reading “Are The Pirates Setting A Higher Bar?”

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Power Bats

I absolutely love it when people act like a prospect came out of nowhere. Sure, he might not have had the attention and/or the same prospect ranking as others, but it’s not like he was invisible either. Can we really pretend like a player that was drafted in the 2nd round out of a BigContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Power Bats”

Five Pirates Thoughts at Five

There isn’t much the Pirates could do on paper that would merit the response they received for signing Andrew McCutchen, but when you focus on the field, or what this team could actually get done this year, it’s arguably not even in the top 5.

Pirates DFA Miguel Andujar to Make Room for Andrew McCutchen

On Friday the Pirates hosted one of the most joyous press conferences they’ve had in years. Sure you could jump back to the Ke’Bryan Hayes extension, everyone was certainly happy, but nothing quite like Andrew McCutchen coming home.

What Are the Biggest Questions for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2023?

Yes, it’s only January, but pitchers and catchers report in less than a month’s time, so Pittsburgh Pirates baseball is just around the corner, which means it’s not to early to pose some important questions the Pirates will need to answer in this calendar year.

Through The Prospect Porthole: Axiel Plaz

1-19-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Last week I did my best to breakdown exactly how hard it is for Major League Ball Clubs to find successful players and stars in the First Round of the MLB Draft; where they are choosing from an array of mostly 18 year-old high school playersContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Axiel Plaz”

Welcome Back, Cutch! Andrew McCutchen is back and the fan in Craig is super-pumped. Unfortunately he has some concerns. Are they valid? We look at what the veteran will bring to the 2023 Pirates. The Pirates also did well spending their international money. We break it all down in “30 Minutes of Pirates Talk!” Brought to youContinue reading “Welcome Back, Cutch!”