Another month of roster moves is in the rearview mirror, so what does the latest Opening Day roster prediction look like for the Pittsburgh Pirates?
We are just two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Bradenton. With this, spring training 2023 will be underway for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Slowly but surely the winter months are winding down, with warmer months and baseball just around the corner.
While the 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates are still not expected to compete for a postseason berth, general manager Ben Cherington has spent the offseason improving the team's roster and talent. If nothing else, this should make the Pirates a more entertaining and intriguing club this season.
The biggest change to the roster in the month of January, obviously, was the addition of Andrew McCutchen. Bringing one of the best players in franchise history back to Pittsburgh not only improves the team's lineup, but it also adds some much needed excitement for the fanbase. It was also a much needed good PR move for the Pirates.
Now that the calendar has flipped to February and the start of spring training is in site it's time for an updated look at projecting the team's Opening Day roster. Things can obviously change between now and then, but based off players currently under contract with the Pirates this is the latest stab at predicting the 26 players who will head to Cincinnati on March 30th.