Easy Targets For The 2023 Pirates Roster

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-erzxj-131f392 The Pirates may have a full 40-man roster, but that doesn’t mean some interesting names didn’t just get Ben Cherington’s interest as other teams announced their non-tenders. We find more an infielder who has outperformed newly dealt-away Kevin Newman in recent years. We find RP and 1B help as well. We also start toContinue reading “Easy Targets For The 2023 Pirates Roster”

Pirates Must Create More Competition

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gz3mv-1301d49 With realistic openings for MLB-level catchers, firstbasemen, outfielders and starting pitchers, the Pittsburgh Pirates should start looking for more than just “measuring stick” players this offseason. True competition won’t block young prospects in the team’s future plans. When the prospect can take a job, you know they’re truly ready for The Show.  Brought toContinue reading “Pirates Must Create More Competition”

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”