While I was writing up profiles for our Mid-Season Top 50 eBook (available now for just $9.99), a thought occurred to me: the Pirates don't have to make a decision on Corey Dickerson anytime soon.

I've had this thought before, and it's something that came up after the team traded away Austin Meadows. That move opened a hole in the outfield following the 2019 season, when Dickerson is set to become a free agent. And the immediate response following the Meadows trade was that the Pirates needed to make a Dickerson extension a priority.

Dickerson currently has a 2.4 fWAR with a .312/.346/.504 line in 381 plate appearances. He has been one of the best offensive performers on the team this year, and one of the most valuable all-around players on the team. So you can see why there would be...

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