The Pandora’s Box Of Pirates Roster Projections

Pandora’s Box is a relic from Greek Mythology that when opened, released sickness, death and other unspeakable evils into the world. As the story goes, the act of opening what was in reality a jar-not a box-happened because Pandora herself was curious as to the contents contained inside. Of course when she realized exactly whatContinue reading “The Pandora’s Box Of Pirates Roster Projections”

Matthew Fraizer Continues To Mash In Altoona

Baker Bowl (aka National League Park, Philadelphia Park or Philadelphia Base Ball Grounds/Park) was home to the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League from April 30, 1887 until it closed its gates on June 30, 1938. Unofficially though, many used the term “Bandbox”-a compact cardboard box designed to hold a hat-to describe the stadium, whereContinue reading “Matthew Fraizer Continues To Mash In Altoona”

The Pirates Make A Minor Trade In The Morning, And A Couple Of Major Ones At The Closing Bell

Anyone who knows me, or at least reads my articles, knows that I am an avid fan of anything Minor League Baseball; especially when it comes to the Pittsburgh Pirates Farm System. Luckily for me, almost two years ago, I was given the opportunity to write about one of my passions at the now defunctContinue reading “The Pirates Make A Minor Trade In The Morning, And A Couple Of Major Ones At The Closing Bell”

Clay Holmes Has Been…Traded?!?!

If I was being asked to finish this sentence before 5:30 PM this afternoon, my honest answer would have consisted of three words, with none of those being traded, to, or Yankees; unless cash considerations were involved. This assessment is not a knock on Holmes by any means as I was as surprised as prettyContinue reading “Clay Holmes Has Been…Traded?!?!”

Cherington and Company Love To Target Guys From The Wood Bat Leagues; Especially The Cape

Over the past week Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Talk, especially the potential for General Manager Ben Cherington to work the system in order to sign four first round talents, has flooded social media to the point that many of the other draft picks, aside from maybe 14th Round selection Braylon Bishop, have become just an conglomerationContinue reading “Cherington and Company Love To Target Guys From The Wood Bat Leagues; Especially The Cape”

The Pirates Mix In A Couple Of Potential Tough To Sign Picks On Day Three

Even before the selections started rolling out on Day Three of the MLB Draft, Rounds 11 through 20, I noticed that I was on the same wavelength as many of the Pirates Fans I was interacting with; as we all knew the slot restrictions of the first 10 rounds were now off the table andContinue reading “The Pirates Mix In A Couple Of Potential Tough To Sign Picks On Day Three”

After “Playing It Safe” With 1:1, Cherington Goes All In At The Start Of Day Two

As soon as MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Pittsburgh had selected Henry Davis-Catcher from Louisville-as the First Overall Pick in the 2021 MLB Amateur Draft, every Pirates Fan-even those who had only loosely followed discussions leading up to Sunday-knew exactly what General Manager Ben Cherington’s strategy was going to be for at least theContinue reading “After “Playing It Safe” With 1:1, Cherington Goes All In At The Start Of Day Two”

The Pirates Start A Little First Round Shake Up By Selecting Henry Davis

7-11-21 – By Craig Toth In the days leading up to the MLB Draft it seemed very likely, according to experts and amateurs alike, that Marcelo Mayer would come off the board first for your Pittsburgh Pirates. Other mentioned options included Jack Leiter, Jordan Lawlar, Khalil Watson and one Henry Davis. As we all knowContinue reading “The Pirates Start A Little First Round Shake Up By Selecting Henry Davis”

Time for the MLB Draft to Evolve

You know, it’s really hard to get excited for the MLB draft. I mean this season the Pirates have the number one overall and I bet even that will only prompt real nuts die hands to watch. It’s not an event, little drama, the athlete’s stories are often pretty vanilla, and you know for damnContinue reading “Time for the MLB Draft to Evolve”

Biding His Time In AAA

Since the beginning of the 2021 season, the words Rule 5 Draft, have become as commonplace as Spend Nutting, Win Nutting amongst Pirates Fans. Obviously, I am kidding to a certain extent, but they have been used often enough that I believe many are beginning to understand the intricacies as to why a player couldContinue reading “Biding His Time In AAA”