The Pittsburgh Pirates need to go after some players in the market this off-season, but they should go all-in on these two free agents, and avoid this third player.
Being aggressive in the market this season shouldn’t just be a priority for the Pittsburgh Pirates this off-season, it should be an absolute given. The team has holes to fill, namely one infield position and two starting pitching spots, at the very least. Free agency opens up Sunday, and a bunch of players are now part of the free agent market now that they’ve opted out of their contracts.
But the Pirates should not look into every notable free agent on the market. There are some they should go all-in on, but there are also ones they should avoid, and that’s exactly the ones I want to look at today. Let’s identify two free agents the Pirates should heavily pursue this off-season, and one they should try and avoid.