Spring Training is starting to ramp up, but there are still some interesting free agents left. This is where the Pittsburgh Pirates could still add veteran pitching depth.
The offseason is in its final weeks. Pitchers and catchers have already reported to Spring Training, but there’s still many different veteran free agents left on the market that could help give the Pittsburgh Pirates roster depth.
Right now, the Pirates are one of the worst teams in the Major Leagues, but it would still be a good destination for veterans looking for a bounceback. One, it’s a low-pressure environment. Two, they would be backed by a decent defense with a Gold Glove caliber catcher, fantastic left side of the infield and an outfield defense that is improving. Finally, it essentially guarantees that they are on a good team by the end of the season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will be looking to deal many of their players for whatever returns they can get, but this is especially true for any rental player on the roster, similarly how they were able to deal Jarrod Dyson last year for International bonus pool spending.
Even after the signing of Tyler Anderson, the Pittsburgh Pirates could still use some roster depth and some durability as well. So here are three veteran pitchers still on the market that the Pirates could go after.