The latest on the Pittsburgh Pirates, with David Todd and Charlie Wilmoth of BucsDugout.com.
Bucs Dugout Podcast: On Russell Martin, Joel Hanrahan and the Pirates' offseason
The Bucs Dugout Podcast is back. David and I discuss Larry Broadway and Kyle stark; the Jeff Karstens and Charlie Morton decisions; the signings of Russell Martin and Jason Grilli; whether the Pirates should trade Joel Hanrahan; and much more.
Bucs Dugout Podcast: Reviewing our 2012 predictions
In the latest edition of the Bucs Dugout Podcast, David and I review our preseason projections, which, as it turns out, were a little too pessimistic. We discuss the futures of Clint Barmes, Joel Hanrahan and Jason Grilli, wonder about the impact of Andrew McCutchen's August swoon on the Pirates' fortunes, and ask how the Pirates ought to evaluate Clint Hurdle after what turned out to be a rough season for him.
Bucs Dugout Podcast: Is The Pirates' Minor-League System Good Enough?
David, Wilbur Miller and I talk about the futures of Neal Huntington and Greg Smith, and we review the seasons the Pirates' top minor-leaguers have had. Thanks to Wilbur for joining us, thanks to David and Wilbur for working through a ton of technical issues with me, and thanks to me for spending like three hours editing this stupid thing. You are welcome.
Bucs Dugout Podcast: The Point In The Season Where Anything Can Happen
David and I discuss the way we think about the remainder of the season. We also discuss the Astros series, the upcoming Cubs series, what's going on with the Pirates' injuries, and a few topics from around baseball.
Bucs Dugout Podcast: On The Pirates' Struggles And The Departure Of Erik Bedard
David and I are in fine ranting form as we discuss the release of Erik Bedard, the promotion of Chase d'Arnaud and Major League Baseball's TV deal with ESPN. We also examine the Pirates' recent struggles (taking on the Pirates' decisions to favor veterans over youngsters) and ask how much the Bucs' upcoming opponents matter.
Bucs Dugout Podcast: On The Bullpen And The Padres Series
David and I discuss the Padres series; the Pirates' awful bullpen and roster management; the departure of Juan Cruz; the reasons for the Pirates' recent slide; and Melky Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen and the batting title.
It's super when media folks are comfortable with and capable of making projections supported by rationale. And it's truly refreshing when they look back and remind listeners when they weren't right. Dave and Charlie are knowledgable, credible and pretty fun.
i love this one. i wish it was more often!
Thanks, guys, for all the insight and humor. It's nice to get a fan-based, in-depth, advanced metric perspective on my Pirates. Listening to you guys helped me get through another collapse.