The Pittsburgh Pirates enter 2020 with a new president, a new GM, a new manager and new personnel in both the front office and the coaching staff. Here are a few resolutions for the new regime as we enter a new year and a new era of Pirates baseball.
The Pittsburgh Pirates off-season so far has consisted mostly of filling out vacancies throughout the organization. Travis Williams replaced Frank Coonelly, Ben Cherington replaced Neal Huntington, Derek Shelton replaced Clint Hurdle, and assistants in the front office and coaching staff have been put into place.
From the standpoint of baseball transactions, the Pirates have made only one major-league acquisition and that was signing catcher Luke Maile to a one-year deal.
There have been rumors on the Pirates having trade discussions on a number of their players, but nothing has come to fruition at this time.
With the front office and coaching staff seemingly just about all set, Cherington and co. will likely now be more focused on adding talent to both the major league roster and minor league system.
So, what are the resolutions for the organization as we inch closer to the start of the 2020 season? Let’s dive into a couple.