The Pittsburgh Pirates have a big winter coming up, but what would a perfect off-season look like for the Bucs?
The upcoming off-season will be a massive one for the Pittsburgh Pirates. It might be the most important off-season of the franchise’s recent history, and it will likely shape the rest of Ben Cherington’s tenure as the Pirates’ general manager, however long that may be. The current team isn’t perfect but has a quality foundation. Of course, up and coming prospects, and a breakout from some of the young players could help reinforce and build upon said foundation, but it would be a major help if the Pirates were to add from outside the organization.
This free agent class is relatively thin, at least compared to previous free agent classes. But there are still additions the Pirates could make. If I had a say in the matter, these acquisitions would make this off-season perfect. It would be the most ideal additions to both make the roster better, and potentially make this team not just a playoff contender, but a division contender as well.