Pittsburgh Pirates: Vital Offseason Ahead, Five Players to Target in Free Agency

Hopefully, the Pirates can secure some of these players in free agency to help with their chances to compete in 2024

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No. 3 Charlie Blackmon

Charlie Blackmon is an all-around player able to cover all outfield positions. At 37 years old, he's concluding his six-year, $113 million contract with Colorado Rockies and is unlikely to come to terms on a new contract due to them rebuilding. Over the course of 71 games this season, he has achieved a .288 batting average, tallying 7 home runs and 32 RBIs. While he hasn't matched his MVP-caliber performance in 2017, where he placed 5th, his potential to offer veteran leadership makes him a good player to sign.

Considering the possibility of signing him to an affordable contract, it could be well worth taking, even if it's just to bring in a veteran. This season, his exceptional plate discipline has been displayed, with 30 walks and 38 strikeouts in 71 games. I would endorse such a signing due to these promising factors.