As the Pittsburgh Pirates look to make room on their 40-man roster, these three players could be used as trade bait in one fashion or another this offseason
Every offseason rosters across baseball undergo changes. Between players becoming free agents, trades, players needing to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft, and players being selected in the Rule 5 Draft, roster change is a constant in the offseason.
For the Pittsburgh Pirates, there will be moves made. This should be an active offseason for the Bucs as they *hopefully* look to compete in 2024. Additionally, there are players who will need to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Right now, the Pirate 40-man roster projects to have 44 players once free agents to be officially become free agents, and players on the 60-day injured list are activated. Due to this, there will need to be multiple 40-man roster related moves made this offseason.
So, which players could come off the 40-man roster? Well, today, we will take a look at three players who the Pirates could trade away this offseason. These trades could be to free up 40-man roster space, or a trade made to acquire a player to improve the team's roster. Regardless, these three players could be moved this offseason.