With the 2021 MLB season preparing to come to an end fans can begin to look ahead to what the 2022 season will hold for the Pittsburgh Pirates
While the Pittsburgh Pirates are on their way to their third consecutive losing season they are finishing the 2021 season strong. Opening Day 2022 will bring a whole new energy to the Steel City. While it is likely the Pirates will still be a bottom feeder team, the fruits of their labor will finally begin to make it to Pittsburgh.
While it is still very early to tell how the Pittsburgh Pirates will look in 2022, it’s fun to look ahead and take a guess. You can pretty much bet the Pirates won’t be going out and signing any free agents of note to their roster for 2022. They’ll likely look in the bargain bin again which is completely fine. They won’t be all that competitive anyway.
For this exercise, I am going to assume the National League will adopt the designated hitter this offseason. All signs point towards this becoming the case which would open another avenue for more consistent playing time for certain players.