Frequently Asked Pirates Questions

No matter how you look at it, the Pirates have had an interesting offseason, even if one story has dominated the oxygen in the room. The funny thing is, in today’s world, the more something is covered, the less likely it is that people continue to deal in fact.

There is No Winning this Reynolds Situation, and The Pirates Have to Point Fingers Internally

They are ready to show improvement, and they are ready to start seeing some of that top end talent make it and begin to impact the team, but neither of those two things can add up to improvement if they move their most complete baseball player.

A Pirates Staff Anchored By Dick Mountain

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2uvq5-1353974 Rich Hill can add the Pirates to his long list of MLB teams. The pirates can add something reliable to the rotation. Is there still room for developing pitchers? You betcha! Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, and joins his buddy Chris at a 9-foot homemade oakContinue reading “A Pirates Staff Anchored By Dick Mountain”

Five Pirates Thoughts at Five

I’ve been writing this weekly feature since March of 2020. If you were to go read through them all, and there’s one for every week I assure you, you’ll get a picture of how this team has slowly evolved. Today, I’m going to highlight some of that specifically, evolution.

For Pirates Fans, It’s Not The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

12-29-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) After beginning the off-season by seemingly checking off the first base box with the acquisitions Ji-Man Choi and Carlos Santana, it appeared as if the Pirates had at the very least given their fans an optimistic outlook. Then, over the past couple of week we’ve seenContinue reading “For Pirates Fans, It’s Not The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

12 Trades of Christmas

Justin Verno- With the Winter Meetings far in the rearview mirror, Christmas over, and the New Year quickly approaching, Corey and I SHOULD be writing about how Ben Cherington’s Winter Meeting trade/trades work out from a Surplus Value vantage point. But alas, Mr. Cheringtin left nothing in our trade stocking; nary a lump of coal,Continue reading “12 Trades of Christmas”

Pirates Prospect Talk With Anthony Murphy

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-iszcy-1349876 Craig sits down with Anthony Murphy from Pirates Prospects to talk about everything involving the Pirates Farm System; including The Arizona Fall League, The Rule 5 Draft, The Upcoming International Signing Period and some players to keep an eye on in 2023.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The BucsContinue reading “Pirates Prospect Talk With Anthony Murphy”