The Pittsburgh Pirates need to address their first base situation this off-season. Here are some potential options to address that need.
The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in a pivotal off-season, seeking to address multiple gaps on the team, including first base. The team's need for improved offense, especially against right-handed pitching, has become one of the priorities this off-season, whether it happens through free agency or via trade.
The Pirates have historically been reluctant to spend big money on the corner position and that will be the same expectation this winter, especially with a weaker hitting market than in past seasons. The first domino in free agency for this market fell this week with Jeimer Candelario signing a 3-year $45M deal with Cincinnati.
The Pirates must be active in addressing this issue in order to keep pace with the other teams in the NL Central. So far this off-season the only major league bat added has been catcher Ali Sanchez. With the free agency slowly gaining traction let's take a look at three free agent options that would make sense.