BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pirates have had a busy week, to say the least.

They traded for Bryce Brentz. They signed Michael Saunders. They traded for Corey Dickerson. They released Michael Saunders. And today they signed left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist. Five days of moves, and in the end it amounts to three players who have a very good chance to be on the Opening Day roster.

This offseason has been slow around the league, which is why Spring Training games are starting and teams are still so active in adding players. The Pirates made some big moves earlier to trade away Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole. That had them taking a step back, but they followed that step back by saying that they were looking to contend in 2018. I previously wrote that the idea could work, as long as they ad...

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