Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, it’s time for the Pittsburgh Pirates to cut ties with some of their struggling veterans to create more playing time for younger players
As Major League Baseball’s trade deadline passed, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves unable to trade some of their veterans. For some players, such as Ben Gamel, this came as a surprise, but for some others it was not a surprise at all.
With the Pirate now embarking on the final two months of the 2022 season it needs to be all about playing for the future. A big part of this is giving as much playing time as possible to young players in order to start to determine who may have a long-term future with the team and who may not.
In order to make this happen the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to have to make some roster moves. These roster moves would be a competition of cutting ties with dead weight veterans, as well as adding young players back to the active roster. These roster moves need to start to be made immediately.