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Pittsburgh Pirates: Aggressive Free Agency and Positional Realignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates season has been over for over two weeks and the offseason is looming.  Given the trade deadline, perhaps the Pirates will look to be more aggressive in the open market.  There’s one possible aggressive route to make the Pirates playoff contenders. On November 30, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates inked Russell Martin to […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Aggressive Free Agency and Positional Realignment - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Pittsburgh Pirates: Should the team bring back the middle infield duo?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at a possibility of a new double-play combination for the first time in a long time. The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to put together an 82-79 season in 2018, but they found themselves 4th in their own division. With their primary middle infield duo facing free agency or an option […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Should the team bring back the middle infield duo? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Let’s look back on last year’s free agent class

Were teams right to stay away? Last year’s off-season was one of the weirder winters in recent baseball history, as teams discovered newfound frugality in the free agent market, causing some stars to remain unsigned going into spring training and leading to some calls of collusion. Ultimately, all the major free agents eventually found homes, some of them still earning lucrative deals, however others felt forced to accept short-term deals far below market value. And some teams - the Braves, Marlins, Pirates and Rays, in particular - stayed completely out of free agency, not signing a...

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates: Look to Free Agency This Offseason

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a lot of work to do this offseason in order to compete for a playoff position next year.  One avenue would be to sign a prominent free agent. Already, the most talked about issue heading into the offseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates would be to add a prominent bat.  There would be two […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Look to Free Agency This Offseason - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More