The Pittsburgh Pirates must keep these players on their acquisition radar as we head into the MLB Winter Meetings
Today is the first day of MLB’s Winter Meetings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates must be active here. So far, they’ve been pretty inactive. The only player they have signed to a major league deal is Ali Sanchez, who will presumably be in competition with Jason Delay as the second-string catcher to open the 2024 season. With the rest of the NL Central being active in some capacity, it’s been a frustrating time for Pirates fans.
Luckily, the rest of MLB hasn’t been as active as the NL Central (aside from the Pirates). Many of the top free agent and trade candidates are still on the market. Sure, while I wish the Pirates would go after one of the top acquisition candidates, I know it’s unlikely at best. But the Pirates need to walk away with at least two new players, whether that be via free agency or trade.
What I want to look at today is players the Pirates must have on their radar going into the Winter Meetings. They have to have these guys as players to pursue or acquire during the week. The first players we will look at are free agents, with the next group consisting of trade targets. There are a lot more players I want the Pirates to focus in on, but as of right now, these players should undoubtedly be on their radar.