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The Market for First Basemen/Corner Outfielders — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, Trades

The Market for First Basemen/Corner Outfielders — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, Trades

This week we're going to take a look at the market for various positions that the Pirates may be interested in this offseason.  Today's article will look at the market for first basemen and corner outfielders.

As we mentioned in the article previewing the catcher market, it seemed as if Neal Huntington did all of his offseason shopping at the trade deadline this year.  By picking up Travis Snider to go with the already in-place Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, Jose Tabata, and Alex Presley, the outfield would appear to be full.  Coupled with Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez at 1B, you would think that there is no need to go shopping.

The problem is that Snider battled injuries much of his time with the Pirates after the trade and did not display any sort of appreciable extra-base power, as he hit only 1 home run in 128 at-bats with a 0.078 isolated slugging percentage.  Neither Tabata nor Presley are prototypical corner outfielders either and Starling Marte is still getting acclim...

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