Pittsburgh Pirates: Recapping Ben Cherington's Trades Thus Far

Ben Cherington, since signing with the Pirates in 2019, has singlehandedly turned around the Pirates after Neal Huntington ruined them!

Jul 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes (left) speaks a
Jul 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes (left) speaks a / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Josh Bell Trade to Nationals

On December 24th, 2020, news broke that the Washington Nationals had acquired the Pirates' power-hitting first baseman, Josh Bell, in exchange for Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean. Unfortunately, Crowe's performance has been consistently underwhelming, appearing in 91 games, with 26 starts, resulting in a disappointing 10-19 record and a combined ERA of 5.03.

He has since transitioned into a reliever. On the other hand, Eddy Yean, who is now 22 years old, struggled during his first season with the Pirates, pitching in 22 games with 8 starts and accumulating a 5.27 ERA. He, has since been converted into a reliever, posting a 6.75 ERA in 2022 and a 5.20 ERA in 2023, as of writing.