Are The Pirates Setting A Higher Bar?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yvkvm-13718f0 Look at this Pittsburgh Pirates roster and notice a group of veterans standing in the way of hopeful prospects. That isn’t a bad thing. Let’s talk about how competition is the next phase in creating a winning organization in “30 Minutes of Pirates Talk!” Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for InsideContinue reading “Are The Pirates Setting A Higher Bar?”

Welcome Back, Cutch!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fr7ft-136739b Andrew McCutchen is back and the fan in Craig is super-pumped. Unfortunately he has some concerns. Are they valid? We look at what the veteran will bring to the 2023 Pirates. The Pirates also did well spending their international money. We break it all down in “30 Minutes of Pirates Talk!” Brought to youContinue reading “Welcome Back, Cutch!”

The Pirates Versus The Court Of Public Opinion

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vf95d-135db3c Craig and Chris said they weren’t going to talk about Bryan Reynolds anymore; but, when “new” information comes out, it is hard not to.  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 oak bar to talk Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball. Listen.Continue reading “The Pirates Versus The Court Of Public Opinion”

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”

Breaking Down The Pirates Roster With Jason Martinez

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ycjqq-13417da This week Craig is joined by Jason Martinez-Mr. Roster Resource-from Fangraphs to discuss the moves that have been made this off-season and those that still could be; along with what Pirates Fans can look forward to in the 2023 Season.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, andContinue reading “Breaking Down The Pirates Roster With Jason Martinez”

Pirates Winter Meetings Recap

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-umjhe-1339479 In order to appropriately recap the Winter Meetings, Craig welcomes Alex Stumpf-Pirates Beat Writer for DK Pittsburgh Sports-down to the basement to discuss the acquisition of Vince Velasquez, the Rule 5 Draft, A Clear Position of Need that Remains and Of Course, the Bryan Reynolds Situation.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers theContinue reading “Pirates Winter Meetings Recap”

Pirates Vs. Reynolds Might Not Be That Bad

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cerkk-133150a Craig and Chris tackle the obvious topic of the Bryan Reynolds’ Trade Request; and why you shouldn’t hit the panic button just yet.  Also, they add some thoughts on the Rule 5 Draft.  Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com! Craig Toth covers the Pirates for Inside The Bucs Basement, and joins his buddy Chris at a 9-footContinue reading “Pirates Vs. Reynolds Might Not Be That Bad”

Under-The-Radar Pirates Pitching Targets

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vshcn-1328441 Carlos Santana enters the fold, and the Pittsburgh Pirates now have another professional hitter in their lineup. It looks like the next phase of the rebuild has begun with a change in roster construction methods. The focus now turns to pitching, and we have a list of under-the-radar pitchers for Ben Cherington to targetContinue reading “Under-The-Radar Pirates Pitching Targets”

Easy Targets For The 2023 Pirates Roster

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-erzxj-131f392 The Pirates may have a full 40-man roster, but that doesn’t mean some interesting names didn’t just get Ben Cherington’s interest as other teams announced their non-tenders. We find more an infielder who has outperformed newly dealt-away Kevin Newman in recent years. We find RP and 1B help as well. We also start toContinue reading “Easy Targets For The 2023 Pirates Roster”

Pirates Rule 5 Protections and The Ji-Man Choi Addition

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fbtcu-13163f9 Craig and Chris talk Rule 5 Protections, which result in subtractions; as well as the surprise fact that everyone is getting wrong about the Ji-Man Choi addition.  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 oak bar to talk PittsburghContinue reading “Pirates Rule 5 Protections and The Ji-Man Choi Addition”