Hanrahan Pulls The Good Old Off-Season Irish Goodbye On The Pirates

12-15-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) I guess Joel Hanrahan technically didn’t leave without saying goodbye, but to claim this wasn’t unexpected and abrupt would be completely underselling the fact that all of us as Pirates Fans found out about him stepping down as the Pitching Coach of the Triple-A Indianapolis IndiansContinue reading “Hanrahan Pulls The Good Old Off-Season Irish Goodbye On The Pirates”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Dariel Lopez Injects Youth Into The Pirates Farm System

12-11-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) When Minor League Baseball finally returned following the cancellation of the 2020 season, the landscape was extremely different from the last time each affiliate took the field. Most noticeably was the fact that some of these teams ceased to exist in their previous forms as theContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Dariel Lopez Injects Youth Into The Pirates Farm System”

Timelines, ETAs, and Rankings are Great, but When Does it Start to Matter for the Pittsburgh Pirates Product?

We get lost in the fog of war sometimes covering a baseball franchise. Most people are happy with the talent being brought into the system by Ben Cherington. Most people are even ok with following out a logical timing for progression to declare when the Pirates might be good again.

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Needing to Make The Leap In 2022

12-9-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Obviously when Pittsburgh Pirates Fans-but in all likelihood, more specifically the ones that pay attention to and/or care about the Minor Leagues-think about the players that need to make the leap/take a step forward, their focus probably falls directly on prospects like Miguel Yajure, Roansy Contreras,Continue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Needing to Make The Leap In 2022”

Checking In On Cherington’s Build

Anyone that is currently-or has ever been-a homeowner can most assuredly empathize with the fact that at some point repairs will need to be made, items will need to be replaced and renovations/remodeling will ultimately be undertaken. Even if your house is initially turn-key, these types of projects will eventually take place if you liveContinue reading “Checking In On Cherington’s Build”