BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates, it seems, have a problem with direction.

As part of our ongoing series of stories on the state of the team as the 2018 season approaches, Tim Williams wrote on Tuesday that despite the team’s trades of stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, the team remains in No Man’s Land.

That’s true. But even worse, they’ve been operating under the appearance of not having a plan at all. It isn’t clear to me what they were trying to accomplish with this offseason’s moves, and I follow the team closer than most.

General manager Neal Huntington has spoken about how his desire for transparency conflicts with his ability to execute moves that need to be made in the open market.

He makes a good point, but it’s not one that has endeared himself or his actions to Pi...

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