The Pirates Current Rebuild Has Fans Looking At The Past

10-19-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) For any current Pittsburgh Pirates Fan over a certain age, 2010 seems to be somewhat of a distant memory. However, recently I have seen the 2021 team being compared to this ball club more and more; not simply on account of their nearly identical 100+ lossContinue reading “The Pirates Current Rebuild Has Fans Looking At The Past”

The Pirates Need to Take a Step Forward, It Simply Won’t Happen Without Investment

Craig and I put out our first pass at the 40-man roster. It was intentionally left as is with very few changes because we believe if you don’t tell and show people the problems they’ll never understand the things that have to happen, or the difficulties they present.

After “Playing It Safe” With 1:1, Cherington Goes All In At The Start Of Day Two

As soon as MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Pittsburgh had selected Henry Davis-Catcher from Louisville-as the First Overall Pick in the 2021 MLB Amateur Draft, every Pirates Fan-even those who had only loosely followed discussions leading up to Sunday-knew exactly what General Manager Ben Cherington’s strategy was going to be for at least theContinue reading “After “Playing It Safe” With 1:1, Cherington Goes All In At The Start Of Day Two”

Time for the MLB Draft to Evolve

You know, it’s really hard to get excited for the MLB draft. I mean this season the Pirates have the number one overall and I bet even that will only prompt real nuts die hands to watch. It’s not an event, little drama, the athlete’s stories are often pretty vanilla, and you know for damnContinue reading “Time for the MLB Draft to Evolve”

Tyler Anderson Knows His Role, And He Accepted It

As I sat down at my deck, coffee in hand, to do my my morning pursuing of Pittsburgh Pirates Social Media-I know I am a glutton for punishment-I noticed a fairly common theme from some Pirates Fans, feeling bad for Tyler Anderson because of the lack of run support he was provided; while pitching aContinue reading “Tyler Anderson Knows His Role, And He Accepted It”

Opening The Pirates Window

Ever since a changing of the guard took place in November of 2019, questions and comments surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates potential return to contention have filled countless social media posts, bulletin board discussions, articles from beat reporters, columns from bloggers and even some of my emails; with the majority eventually trying to nail down aContinue reading “Opening The Pirates Window”

As Predicted, By Him, Cherington Adds Depth To The Starting Rotation

On Tuesday afternoon, the day before the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers and catchers were set to hold their first official workout of the season, General Manager Ben Cherington finally pulled the trigger on a veteran pitcher, lefty Tyler Anderson, to add to mostly inexperienced and vastly unproven starting rotation; a move that Cherington implied would eventuallyContinue reading “As Predicted, By Him, Cherington Adds Depth To The Starting Rotation”

As Pirates Fans Look To The Future, The Team Still Has To Live In Present

If you take a minute to look at or listen to news and information concerning the Pittsburgh Pirates on social media, in articles and blogs and on any number of podcasts, it may take you a little while to find more than a couple of details concerning any player that will take the field forContinue reading “As Pirates Fans Look To The Future, The Team Still Has To Live In Present”

The Pirates $3 Million In Financial Commitments

Historically the Pittsburgh Pirates almost always a bottom five payroll in Major League Baseball, especially over the past 25 years or so. Robert Nutting is a cheap owner, which is known by everyone around the league. Over the past three months the Pirates have cut approximately $27 to $29 off their projected payroll by notContinue reading “The Pirates $3 Million In Financial Commitments”