Two Guys Talking Stallings Trade

We aren’t here to be cheerleaders for Mr. Cherington, we are here to take an objective look at these values, perhaps even a cold approach, and evaluate possible trades and the actual returns from a monetary approach and today I feel like the cashier shorted me on my change and the manager just isn’t listening. 

Jacob Stallings Is On The Move

11-29-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) A little over three weeks ago Jacob Stallings was announced as the first Pirates Gold Glove Catcher since Mike LaValliere, all the way back in 1987. Today he is one of the newest members of the Miami Marlins. Isn’t it crazy to think about how quicklyContinue reading “Jacob Stallings Is On The Move”

Jacob Stallings Remains Your Catcher For The Immediate Future

8-15-2021 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) By now, I am pretty sure that most Pittsburgh Pirates Fans have become intimately familiar with journey of Jacob Stallings; from Designated For Assignment Castoff in May of 2019 to Gold Glove Finalist and Full Time Starter in 2020, and finally Gold Glove Favorite and WalkContinue reading “Jacob Stallings Remains Your Catcher For The Immediate Future”

Jacob Stallings Lifts The Pirates To Victory

For the past couple of years it has honestly made me chuckle as a decent amount Pirates Fans have questioned Jacob Stallings ability to be an everyday Major League catcher; many times denying every metric in an attempt to discredit Pittsburgh’s backstop, and even claiming at times that he wouldn’t start on any other MajorContinue reading “Jacob Stallings Lifts The Pirates To Victory”

Pirates Prospects Doing the Things That They’re Actually Good At

Since I’ve been writing about the Pirates, few people have been more generous with their time than Michael McKenry. First of all, to talk to a catcher always provides more information than any one other position set. Catchers have to hit, play good defense, and understand pitching at a level some pitchers don’t even get to see.

Don’t Be Shocked if Joe Musgrove is the Only Other Move Before the Season

Now, before we dig in on this please don’t confuse this with the team feeling they’re competitive or asking far too much for assets, no, this is more about reading the tea leaves and making some assumptions based on what the market is telling us.

2020 Season in Review: Best Hitter and Pitcher in Pittsburgh

At the end of the 2020 season, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted for a few awards when it came to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The awards were the Clemente Award, which signifies the Pirates MVP for the whole season, as well as the Steve Blass Award, which is awarded to the best Pirates pitcherContinue reading “2020 Season in Review: Best Hitter and Pitcher in Pittsburgh”

Jacob Stallings Is The Top Option (Currently), But Is He The Answer?

The question as to whether or not Jacob Stallings is the answer at the catching position has been asked by Pittsburgh Pirates fans, bloggers, writers and media members on a regular basis for almost a year now; ever since Elias Diaz was non-tendered at the December 2nd deadline this past off-season. At the time thisContinue reading “Jacob Stallings Is The Top Option (Currently), But Is He The Answer?”