The MLB Winter Meetings have officially kicked off, with today being the first day, and potentially leading to the first moves. The biggest revelation this week for the Pirates will be their direction, and whether they are sellers or buyers. We may or may not find out the answer to that today. However, the early rumors and speculation has the team looking to sell.
First, there was Ken Rosenthal outright speculating yesterday that he thinks the Pirates will be sellers this week, and could trade Andrew McCutchen.
That is just speculation, and far from a guarantee, but Rosenthal is the most connected baseball reporter, so his opinion and feel on this would have some weight.
Then there were some rumors surrounding Josh Harris...
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