Through The Prospect Porthole: Call To Arms

5-18-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) There’s a trend taking place across Major and Minor League Baseball; not just in the Pirates Organization. Pitchers are going on the shelf in rapid succession. Just two days ago it was announced that the Texas Rangers #9 Prospect, and 3rd Overall Pick in last year’sContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Call To Arms”

Beer And Loathing In Milwaukee

1-21-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Each time the Pittsburgh Pirates travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers I get this knot in the pit of stomach; probably due to the trauma experienced from watching the Pirates immense struggles in the Brew City during the late 2000’s through the early 2010’s.Continue reading “Beer And Loathing In Milwaukee”

Brubaker Provides Another Strong Performance As The Pirates Win

Prior to the start of the Pirates series with the Reds, I already had Tuesday’s contest circled as the most likely chance to add one to the win column for Pittsburgh; almost completely due to the man they would have on the bump, JT Brubaker. During his first six starts on the season he hadContinue reading “Brubaker Provides Another Strong Performance As The Pirates Win”

Pirates (6-8) Rock the Brewers 6-1, Brubaker Builds on Early Success

When you’re watching a prospect develop there are milestones along the way. Some of them have formal titles like promotion to the next level. At every stop along the way you look around and realize you’ve moved up, you still see the goal in your sights of being called up to the show.

Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Additions By Subtractions

On Wednesday March 4th MLB Pipeline released the Pittsburgh Pirates New Top 30 Prospects list for all the world to see. I know I am not the only one that was clamoring for this to be released, but I definitely think I was more anxious/excited/eager to see the results than many of you out there. AsContinue reading “Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Additions By Subtractions”