Pittsburgh Pirates: Two Pitchers to Pursue, Two to Avoid in Second Half of the Off-Season

The Pirates should consider pursing these two players, but avoid these other two.

Aug 21, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sean Manaea (52)
Aug 21, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sean Manaea (52) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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It's the second half of the off-season, but there's still plenty of pitchers for the Pittsburgh Pirates to consider. But if they look into any, they should look into these two arms, but try and avoid these other two.

It's not always about how you start. Sometimes, a strong finish is as good as a strong start. The first half of the Pittsburgh Pirates' off-season was interesting, to say the least. They didn't really get things started until December, when they would get their TV deal under wraps. But there is still a lot of time left in the off-season. The first Spring Training games aren't until the very last week of February.

Both the trade market and free agent market still have a handful of different options the Pirates could go after to improve the roster now. What I want to look at today are two players the Bucs should go after (one free agent and one trade candidate) and one player they should avoid altogether.