Pirates Opening Day and Outlook For The Season

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-p55tj-13cb43d Craig and Chris talk about the Opening Day Roster Additions, some players you could see throughout the year and specific statistics for a few guys, that could let you know whether or not the Pirates had a successful season.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, and joinsContinue reading “Pirates Opening Day and Outlook For The Season”

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Indianapolis Indians

There is freedom withinThere is freedom withoutTry to catch the deluge in a paper cupThere’s a battle aheadMany battles are lostBut you’ll never see the end of the roadWhile you’re travelling with me It is truly a Crowded House in the Circle City. There were always going to be players that were sent down toContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Indianapolis Indians”

Know Your Enemies – Preseason Edition

This piece represents volume 1 of a monthly series that focuses on how the Pirates competition in the NL Central is trending. Both from a prospect development and MLB product standpoint. Knowing where your team is headed, at least partially is about where your division mates are headed. Corey’s attention to detail on this stuff I think you’ll find intriguing. Enjoy!

Five Pirates Thoughts at Five

Opening Day is coming up on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds at 4:10PM. Good thing too, because Spring Training fatigue has fully taken charge. Yesterday’s contest was a perfect example, losing 8-1 to the Braves while only playing 4 or 5 guys who will be on the MLB roster, 2 of which were relievers who only went an inning.

Debating Some of the Pirates Controversies

It hardly matters the subject, if you cover something, you’re going to see popular debates crop up. Some are just for the day, some last decades but either way, they’re polarizing and once people have decided which side they’re going to defend, good luck chipping them off the wall they’re protecting.

Through The Prospect Porthole: Jose Hernandez Could Break The Rule 5 Mold

3-23-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) For the most part, whenever a team selects a player in the Major League Portion of the Rule 5 Draft, the instant-and usually correct-reaction is that they are going to try to stash/hide the prospect on the 26-Man in order to gain control of them forContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Jose Hernandez Could Break The Rule 5 Mold”

Helping Pirates Fans Pump The Brakes

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zbfrt-13c27ea Craig sits down with Jason Mackey-Pirates Beat Writer from the Post-Gazette to discuss roster decisions concerning the battle ground positions, fan loyalty to certain players and the pros vs. cons of a 6 man rotation.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, and joins his buddy Chris atContinue reading “Helping Pirates Fans Pump The Brakes”

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Altoona Curve

2-21-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) One of my favorite things to do every summer is load up the family in the mini-van and head across 22-West; on our way to see the Curve take on any number of teams in the Eastern League, inside the Roundhouse. As the mountains appear inContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Altoona Curve”