MLB's Winter Meetings will take place this week, and they typically mark the start of most of the offseason moves. This offseason has been quiet across baseball, with the belief that two players were holding up the progress. That could change, with Shohei Ohtani signing with the Angels, and Giancarlo Stanton getting traded to the Yankees in the past week. Those two moves could lead to the market opening up, and teams turning to the alternatives on their list.
As far as the Pirates go, we still don't know their direction. Is this a team that will make one last chance to contend with Andrew McCutchen? Are they going for a rebuild? Or are they sticking around in No Man's Land like they have been the last two years, not really being a strong contender, but not going for a full rebuild? Hope...
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