The Pittsburgh Pirates still have plenty of work to do with their pitching staff and these three right-handed pitchers who are still free agents could bolster the team's starting rotation
It has been discussed at length. The biggest need for the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason is the starting rotation. It’s a need that became even greater when they lost Johan Oviedo (Tommy John surgery) for the 2024 season earlier this offseason.
At MLB’s Winter Meetings, the Pirates started to address their starting rotation. Ben Cherington acquired Marco Gonzales from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for a player to be named later. However, there is still plenty of work to be done wit the Pirate starting rotation.
The Pirates still need to add at least two more proven MLB starting pitchers this offseason. Plus, Gonzales does come as a bit of a risk due to nerve issues in his forearm that required surgery and limited him to just 10 games last season.
Looking ahead to the nest phase of the offseason, which starting pitchers are still available in free agency that the Pirates could pursue? These three starting pitchers are still available in free agency and should be realistic targets for the Bucs.