The Pirates were engaged in talks on Andrew McCutchen throughout the winter meetings, but after they couldn't reach a deal with the Washington Nationals, they announced their plan to move forward with McCutchen on the team in 2017. However, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington left the door open for a future trade, saying they'd still listen to offers, but weren't shopping McCutchen.

Naturally, there are still teams interested, and Jerry Crasnick says the Blue Jays are one of "several clubs" with interest, especially after losing out on Edwin Encarnacion.

The Blue Jays have some prospects in their system. T...

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