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Now, perhaps, the Pirates’ offseason plans will come into sharper focus.
Pirates closer Felipe Rivero says he lets his sister, Priscilla, handle most of his offseason business. She could be busy next week.
With the Winter Meetings drawing near, the buzz at PiratesFest on Saturday at PNC Park was less about what the Pirates should bring in and more about who they shouldn’t move out. Namely, Andrew McCutchen.
As they often remind us, the Pirates will never set out to “win the winter.” Their budget prohibits splashy free-agent signings, and they rarely find themselves in the middle of blockbuster trades in the offseason.
Two months into the Pirates’ offseason, general manager Neal Huntington has developed a go-to answer for all questions regarding the future of Andrew McCutchen.
The Pirates announced a pair of Minor League free agent deals on Thursday, officially agreeing to sign outfielder Todd Cunningham and right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
A handful of Pirates kicked off the club’s annual CARE-a-van on Wednesday by going back to their roots in Altoona, home of the Bucs’ Double-A club, and getting in touch with their inner child at Highmark SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center.
Are the Pirates buyers or sellers? Is this the time for one last push around Andrew McCutchen, or is it the start of a rebuilding process? Some clarity may come next week at the annual Winter Meetings.
Two years ago, the Pirates employed the Majors’ most effective bullpen. The group, led by Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and Jared Hughes, quietly posted a 2.67 ERA, the best in the big leagues in 2015.
What is going on this offseason? It’s December and it seems like nothing has happened. Are the Pirates just waiting to see what everyone else does? — Bill K., Pittsburgh
On Wednesday, general manager Neal Huntington said the Pirates would “do everything in our power” to get beyond the first step of the Shohei Ohtani signing process. But it wasn’t enough to secure a meeting with the recently posted two-way Japanese superstar.