A Whole New Ballgame?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-t27ys-12cbd1d Bradenton Marauders play-by-play guy Spenser Smith joins us again for “30 Minutes of Bucs” with a look at the actual impact of MLB’s new rules for 2023. Spenser has been watching a new kind of baseball this season, and he has his take on what Pirates fans should expect from the game starting nextContinue reading “A Whole New Ballgame?”

Cherington Focuses On Pirates Getting Better

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-j6t9x-12c292d Ben Cherington preached about getting better, and then added another cast-off to the Pirates roster in Zack Collins. Listen as we explain that players like Collins can no longer be the answer if the goal is to get better, even if you found some answers this season. Oneil Cruz certainly looks like one. HisContinue reading “Cherington Focuses On Pirates Getting Better”

Pirates Need Move To Another Re-Build Phase?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-t74ng-12b8c75 From angst over who made the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame to dropping OPS numbers throughout the lineup, Pirates fans are annoyed this week. It may be an indication that this phase of the rebuild has gone on long enough. We make a case for long-term free agent additions this offseason and discuss howContinue reading “Pirates Need Move To Another Re-Build Phase?”

What Have The Pirates Learned?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a8xnr-12b01ab Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette shares what he has learned about several prospects and likely core pieces while hanging around the Pirates organization this year. He also discusses questions that have been answered for the fanbase and GM Ben Cherington during this season. Join us for “30 Minutes of Bucs!” Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com!Continue reading “What Have The Pirates Learned?”

This Pirates Rebuild Could Be Worse

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8ik7u-12a7709 Who sits in the Pirates rotation in 2023, and what type of additions make sense? It may be different this year compared to previous years for the Pirates front office as we break it all down. Plus, we ask if Dennis Eckersley knows enough about opposing teams to give a qualified opinion on theirContinue reading “This Pirates Rebuild Could Be Worse”

Managing The Pirates Roster

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c9kp7-129e07e Let’s talk roster management for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Let’s talk now. Let’s talk September call-ups. Let’s see who needs to get off the 40-man to make room in the off-season for must-adds to the 40-man. Jason Martinez of RosterResource and Fangraphs joins us to discuss in “30 Minutes of Bucs!” Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com!Continue reading “Managing The Pirates Roster”

Pushing The Pirates Through The Dog Days

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8wmjd-1294c06 Why is Roansy Contreras really in the minors? Are some Pirates fans actually rooting against Bryse Wilson? What is Tucupita Marcano’s destiny in 2023? We answer all of those questions, laugh about a well-timed picture with Bob Nutting, and get you through the dog days of summer in “30 Minutes of Pirates Talk.” BroughtContinue reading “Pushing The Pirates Through The Dog Days”

Pirates Ready To Deal

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xyi6q-12838c7 The trade deadline approaches, and the Pirates are already busy after sending Daniel Vogelbach to the Mets for pitcher Colin Holderman. A look at the new acquisition reveals a sneaky-good move for a potential starting rotation guy disguised as a relief pitcher. Who else will be moved? We discuss the likely names that couldContinue reading “Pirates Ready To Deal”

Bad Oneil Cruz Takes & Good Draft Picks

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-s5hqb-1278dfc Oneil Cruz is adjusting to major league pitching, but there are some folks out there ready for the Pittsburgh Pirates to send him back down to AAA. We’ll compare him to a current superstar who has great things to say about the Pirates rookie and explain why he should remain in the majors. We’reContinue reading “Bad Oneil Cruz Takes & Good Draft Picks”

Pirates Saving Roansy & Prepping For A Draft

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uuq3c-1270e50 The Pittsburgh Pirates sent down Roansy Contreras, but it is all part of a plan. We debate if the plan makes sense and compare it to how other teams have handled pitchers at similar points in their career. Joe Doyle of Prospects Live also breaks down the upcoming MLB Draft and who he thinksContinue reading “Pirates Saving Roansy & Prepping For A Draft”