Compared to many teams in Major League Baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been rather quiet so far this offseason. Still, as we all know, the Bucs have an agenda – to compete for the postseason and a division title by making cost-effective and smart baseball moves through trades and free agent acquisitions.
Following the trade with the New York Mets which sent Neil Walker to the Big Apple for left handed starter Jon Niese, the Pirates still had some work to do before their lineup and rotation were ready for next season.
The Pirates signing of right hander Juan Nicasio on Thursday brought some more depth to their bullpen for 2016. With rumors swirling at the Winter Meetings surrounding closer Mark Melancon, Nicasio joins the late inning group of Tony Watson and Arquimedes Caminero.Read More