Spring Training is just around the corner, but what do I see the Pittsburgh Pirates doing as we head into the home stretch of the off-season?
We are just a few weeks away from the Pittsburgh Pirates' first Spring Training game. Regardless of how you feel about the Pirates' off-season so far, it's going to be great to have Pirates baseball back. But as they say, "It ain't over 'til it's over," and the off-season is still far from over. There are a lot of moves that haven't been made, decent free agents still out there, and a few more weeks before games start. Overall, it's been a pretty slow off-season, not just for the Pirates but also for most teams in MLB.
I still believe the Pirates have a few more moves up their sleeve. Ben Cherington and the front office are pretty tight-lipped about rumors. There wasn't a peep about the Pirates even considering going after any relief pitchers to deepen the bullpen, and the signing of Aroldis Chapman was a massive surprise. I believe they are cooking something up that the public doesn't know about yet.
So, what do I think is going to happen from here until the first Spring Training game? Well, I have a few predictions I want to discuss.