This Pirates Rebuild Could Be Worse

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8ik7u-12a7709 Who sits in the Pirates rotation in 2023, and what type of additions make sense? It may be different this year compared to previous years for the Pirates front office as we break it all down. Plus, we ask if Dennis Eckersley knows enough about opposing teams to give a qualified opinion on theirContinue reading “This Pirates Rebuild Could Be Worse”

Managing The Pirates Roster

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c9kp7-129e07e Let’s talk roster management for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Let’s talk now. Let’s talk September call-ups. Let’s see who needs to get off the 40-man to make room in the off-season for must-adds to the 40-man. Jason Martinez of RosterResource and Fangraphs joins us to discuss in “30 Minutes of Bucs!” Brought to you by ShopYinzz.com!Continue reading “Managing The Pirates Roster”

Pushing The Pirates Through The Dog Days

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8wmjd-1294c06 Why is Roansy Contreras really in the minors? Are some Pirates fans actually rooting against Bryse Wilson? What is Tucupita Marcano’s destiny in 2023? We answer all of those questions, laugh about a well-timed picture with Bob Nutting, and get you through the dog days of summer in “30 Minutes of Pirates Talk.” BroughtContinue reading “Pushing The Pirates Through The Dog Days”

Pirates Grab Prospect And A New Kevin Newman?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bwq9a-128bb3b The Pirates closed out the period before the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline dealing away Jose Quintana and Chris Stratton for RP Johan Oviedo and prospect Malcom Nunez. We break down the deal and why the Pirates couldn’t move anyone else. Plus, we look at the possible breakout of Kevin Newman. What do the numbersContinue reading “Pirates Grab Prospect And A New Kevin Newman?”

Pirates Ready To Deal

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xyi6q-12838c7 The trade deadline approaches, and the Pirates are already busy after sending Daniel Vogelbach to the Mets for pitcher Colin Holderman. A look at the new acquisition reveals a sneaky-good move for a potential starting rotation guy disguised as a relief pitcher. Who else will be moved? We discuss the likely names that couldContinue reading “Pirates Ready To Deal”

Bad Oneil Cruz Takes & Good Draft Picks

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-s5hqb-1278dfc Oneil Cruz is adjusting to major league pitching, but there are some folks out there ready for the Pittsburgh Pirates to send him back down to AAA. We’ll compare him to a current superstar who has great things to say about the Pirates rookie and explain why he should remain in the majors. We’reContinue reading “Bad Oneil Cruz Takes & Good Draft Picks”

Pirates Saving Roansy & Prepping For A Draft

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uuq3c-1270e50 The Pittsburgh Pirates sent down Roansy Contreras, but it is all part of a plan. We debate if the plan makes sense and compare it to how other teams have handled pitchers at similar points in their career. Joe Doyle of Prospects Live also breaks down the upcoming MLB Draft and who he thinksContinue reading “Pirates Saving Roansy & Prepping For A Draft”

Setting A Pirates Lineup

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-t7622-126837f As the last of the fireworks are used up, the Pirates find themselves with a clear starting nine. Can the team take feelings out and play that starting lineup based solely on results? We have the perfect #2 and #3 hitters to build around, and putting those hitters in the right spots should maximiseContinue reading “Setting A Pirates Lineup”

Not All Pirates Problems Are Bad

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xxxei-125fafa Matt Capps joins us to express concerns about David Bednar’s use, and he has the life-experience to speak on it. He also talks about what he sees lately from Mitch Keller. Is this the breakthrough? Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also joins us to figure out what happens to young call-ups on theContinue reading “Not All Pirates Problems Are Bad”

Watch The Pirates, Kid

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cng4h-1256bc6 Oneil Cruz is finally here and he can throw baseballs faster than the average ballplayer and leap buildings in a single bound. While all of that hype is fun, Pittsburgh Pirates fans should expect ups-and-downs with the young SS, but also enjoy a lineup that we only imagined a year ago. Craig also insistsContinue reading “Watch The Pirates, Kid”