Jon Morosi had the first Pirates free agent rumor of the offseason this afternoon, saying that the team is interested in bringing back Neil Walker, who is currently a free agent.

Morosi notes that the situation with Jung Ho Kang has the team looking at infield options. That makes sense, as I don't think anyone should expect Kang to return, and the Pirates need an everyday third baseman, as David Freese isn't an option. The idea of bringing Walker back does bring up a lot of questions about the direction of the team, and how the infield would be constructed.

First, there's the question of whether the Pirates will be buyers and try to contend in 2018, or be sellers and go for a rebuild. Those aren't the only two options. They c...

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