The Pittsburgh Pirates need to add some talent to their line-up this off-season, and these five potential trade targets should be at the top of their list.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a few holes in their line-up. The biggest is first base or second base. Jared Triolo can only spread himself so thin and at one position. The Pirates could obviously use one of their half-dozen second base capable players, though a more proven option would be more preferable, just so the Pirates aren’t relying on all young guys to carry the offense.
One could even argue that an outfield spot is in need of fixing. The Pirates have said that Henry Davis, who spent all but two of his innings in right field, could see significantly more time behind the plate next year. If Davis is more of a part-time right fielder than a full-on regular like he was this past season, this could open up another hole.
But the Pirates have plenty of options, both on the free agent market and the trade market Today, we are going to be looking at the trade market. We have previously looked at what I see as the top five pitching trade targets the Pirates should pursue, but now, we are going to look at the position player side of things.