Do you hear that sound? It’s the keyboards pounding, teeth gnashing, alerts sounding, pages refreshing as Pittsburgh Pirates Fans furious debate the official opening of the team’s off-season.
8-31-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Monday night I coached my oldest son’s first Little League game of the Fall; and let me tell you, there’s nothing like it. Kids showing up in their crisp clean new uniforms, warming up with their friend(s) in the outfield and taking grounders beside the thirdContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”
7-12-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Now obviously some aspects of the game have changed since The Splendid Splinter took the field; like the imposing evolution of the three true outcomes-strikeouts, walks and homers. Ultimately this has caused batting average to fall to the wayside to a certain degree, in favor ofContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”
5-10-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Ever since I started ranking the Pirates Prospects following the first week of the Minor League Baseball Season back on April 12th, my main caution to those following the Pittsburgh’s Farm System has been to be wary of the small sample size. One three hit gameContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”
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”
In any good relationship there is a lot of give and take, talking through problems and many compromises along the way. Solid partnerships are very much the same. You play off of one another’s strengths, back each other’s play, celebrate when you profit and makes plans to pick up the pieces and rebuild if youContinue reading “The Inner Workings of Your Pittsburgh Pirates”
Each year when MLB Pipeline puts out their Top 30 Prospect Lists for each team there are guys that rise up the charts, some with a bullet, and others that fall, not from grace, but more out of favor if you will. As I discussed in one of my latest articles the “fall” can occurContinue reading “Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: The Movers and Shakers Versus The Shook”