The Pittsburgh Pirates have a busy offseason ahead of them. Will the team look to trade any of their veteran players away?
Over the last few off-seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates have seen quite the roster turnover. The teardown started when the team dealt away Starling Marte during the 2019-2020 offseason. This move was followed up by many more including trading away players Jameson Taillon, Joe Musgrove, Josh Bell, Richard Rodriguez, and Jacob Stallings.
Rebuilding is just not a good time, but as fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates, it is something that we have become used to. With the reality of how the economics work in Major League Baseball, a team like the Pittsburgh Pirates will never truly be done rebuilding. The difference going forward will hopefully be that the Bucs are able to do both, keep some veterans and replenish the farm by trading away others.
While the Pittsburgh Pirates look to be heading in a more positive direction, the team still is likely at least another season away from truly being a playoff contender. The team has called up a lot of young players and has more that could be called up if there was roster room. So could the Pittsburgh Pirates look to deal away another veteran or two this offseason? This would keep the consistent flow of talent coming in, but also open up playing time for the prospects.
So which veterans could be moved this offseason? Let’s take a look: