Three Off-Season Goals for the Pittsburgh Pirates

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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 24: Members of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs 7-0 at PNC Park on September 24, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

With the regular season now over, the Pittsburgh Pirates will head into the off-season, and these are three tasks they need to get done this winter.

The 2020 Major League Baseball regular season is now over. The Pittsburgh Pirates finished with the worst record in all of baseball at 19-41. That’s not inherently a bad thing either as they now have the number one overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.

This gives them the opportunity to draft Kumar Rocker or Jack Leiter, two pitchers who are considered to have pitches that would already play well in the big leagues. Or any other player that the Pittsburgh Pirates deem worthy of the top pick in the draft.

But before we get to the draft, the Pirates need to take a trip through the off-season. This off-season will be very different from previous ones considering just how much uncertainty there was this year. Regardless, they have some tasks to complete this off-season, and here are three I think they to get done.

Will all three of these get accomplished? We will have to wait and see. But these three tasks are certainly ones that Pirate general manager Ben Cherington needs to look to accomplish this off-season.