Pittsburgh Pirates: First Basemen to Target in Free Agency

After trading away Carlos Santana, the Pirates decided that, instead of calling up a prospect like Malcom Nunez, the best bet was to have Connor Joe play first base, even though he struggles mightily defensively.

Championship Series - San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies - Game Four
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No. 6 Ji-Man Choi

While it's unlikely he will return to Pittsburgh after being traded to the Padres at the deadline with Rich Hill, it still could be possible. Choi has been hurt most of the 2023 season with the Pirates, and even when he did play, he didn't perform to expectations, pretty much stealing $4,650,000 from the Pirates and Padres. While he performed well in prior seasons, if the Rays would let him go, you know something ain't right with him. He is 32, so he still has a few good years left, and it's now up to the baseball gods to decide what team he will play for next season.