Sign Sean Manaea
There are a lot of quality starting pitchers available this off-season and the Pittsburgh Pirates need to sign at least one to a multi-year deal. One pitcher that would fit well with Pittsburgh next season would be left-handed pitcher, Sean Manaea.
Manaea is coming off a down year heading into free agency. He finished the regular season with a 4.96 ERA in 158.0 innings pitched. He had 156 strikeouts and 50 walks with a 1.30 WHIP. He shouldn’t cost a lot of money and the Pirates could work their magic like they did with Jose Quintana and get him back to his old form.
Prior to this season, Manaea was coming off one of his best years with the Oakland A’s. He finished the 2021 season with a 3.91 ERA in 179.1 innings pitched with 194 strikeouts. He is still fairly young so he would be a good option for the Pirates if they are looking for a good pitcher for a decent price.
The Pirates are lacking in pitching and signing Manaea could do a lot of good. They already have Roansy Contreras, Mitch Keller, Johan Oviedo, and Luis Ortiz in the rotation. By signing a veteran pitcher like Manaea to this young rotation, it would add a left-handed pitcher and help improve the bull pen by moving JT Brubaker there.
These three thing are what the Pittsburgh Pirates need to do this offseason if they want to gain back the trust with their fans and to move this team closer to a playoff contender.