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James Loney Makes the Most Sense For the Pirates at First Base

James Loney Makes the Most Sense For the Pirates at First Base

Throughout the off-season, I will be previewing the available free agents at a few positions of need for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The purpose of these articles is to explore the free agent market, and in my case, to dig deeper into the players who are available. I spend so much time focusing on the players in the Pirates system that I don't get a lot of time to dig deep into the numbers for other players around the league. So my process for these articles is to research every player on the list, trying to find a reason why they would be a good option for the Pirates, or reasons why the Pirates should avoid them.

Keep in mind that I'm not saying that the Pirates have expressed interest in any of these players. I'm also not projecting what I think the Pirates will do. These are just my tho...

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