Pirates Pride & Shame Share the Stage

No, really. If you study the history of this game or any game for that matter, the Pittsburgh Pirates were there at the beginning. They have a rich and storied history that we all should rightly appreciate, but in celebrating 19 members of that historic lineage, it’s impossible to ignore the man currently overseeing it’s stewardship.

Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman Of The Board, Robert Nutting, Is Not A Good Owner

10-23-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) This obviously goes without saying, and is more than likely an understatement of how many of you actually feel based on the barrage of comments that often follow many, if not most of the articles myself and Gary write. It doesn’t even have to be anContinue reading “Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman Of The Board, Robert Nutting, Is Not A Good Owner”

Hurry Up and Wait – A Pirates Spending Reality Check

I have readers and listeners that span the spectrum of Pirates fandom. From those who say they just want to keep an eye on the team while making sure none of their money winds up in Bob Nutting’s pocket to fans who wouldn’t miss a minute and simply don’t want to hear about the owner in any capacity.

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”

Spend Nutting, Win Nutting! Am I Right?

For years it has been a rallying cry for some within the Pirates Fanbase; plastered on social media, echoed in response to almost every transaction made by the team and even placed onto t-shirts to wear into PNC Park. The financial shortcomings of Pittsburgh Pirates Owner and Chairman of The Board, Robert “Billionaire Bob” NuttingContinue reading “Spend Nutting, Win Nutting! Am I Right?”

International Intrigue for the Pittsburgh Pirates

If it feels like every season the league is captivated by another young International signing, it’s probably because it’s true. Ronald Acuna, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Eloy Jimenez, the league is filled with talent from outside our borders and those that play the game the right way can accelerate team building in huge leaps rather than the baby steps of yesteryear.

Ring That Bell – What Could a Relationship with Scott Boras Change About How the Pirates (and Fans) Do Business?

I’ll jump right in. I’ve advocated for the Pirates extending Josh Bell, well, since I started writing about the Pirates. I’ve also kept firmly in the back of my mind he is a Scott Boras client and had more than likely already played himself out of town.