The MLB offseason has begun for the Pirates, although with the playoffs still going, we're still a few weeks away from the MLB offseason officially starting. And then we're about six weeks away from things really heating up on that front, to the point where we can start to see teams making moves to improve their 2018 chances.

Eventually, I'll get to discussing the players from outside the organization who can help the Pirates improve in 2018 and beyond. That will probably take place once the official offseason begins, and we know which players will be available.

The thing is, the Pirates need more than just outside help. They have a young team with the chance for improvements at many different positions, not to mention some bounce back candidates who can improve the team. Before focu...

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