The Pirates released their promotional schedule today for the 2018 season, featuring all of the fireworks, bobblehead, and other promotional nights of the year. The schedule is below, and might be able to provide some hints on what the Pirates plan to do this offseason.

The biggest thing that stands out is the Andrew McCutchen Starting Lineup figurine on July 6th. The big question this offseason is whether the Pirates would trade McCutchen or keep him for his final year on his contract. Having a giveaway could provide a hint on what they intend to do. Of course, they might be able to change their plans if they did actually deal him.

Just as telling might be the Sean Rodriguez bobblehead on June 23rd. The Pirates have several infield options, and it seems they would have to deal o...

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