Pittsburgh Pirates Offseason Simulation: Two Signings and a Trade

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have a lot of action already this offseason with trying to find a new front office.  What could they look to do with the roster this offseason?

For the last few years, the MLB Division at FanSided has put together an offseason simulation with the sites playing General Manager.  I am in charge of the Pittsburgh Pirates offseason simulation this year.  Each team has been able to submit trades to one another as well as trying to bid on free agents.

Thursday was a very busy day in terms of getting deals done and making progress on some fronts.  I was able to bring in two free agents as well as make a trade.  This was after I traded Starling Marte and Keone Kela to the Phillies and brought in starting pitcher Wade Miley on a two-year contract.

Friday was just as busy with a lot of trade talks and free agent bidding.  I was able to make multiple deals which included two free agent signings and a multiplayer trade.  I continued to try to deal away players who have two or less years of control left while also trying to find buy-low, upside veterans who could provide similar production.  First, let’s break down the two free agent contracts.