As Clint Hurdle said last weekend, “we never win the offseason”. And just as it is every offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates have fallen well behind other teams in terms of notable trades and acquisitions.
This week, the Bucs made two signings to help compensate for the loss of Neil Walker. On Tuesday (officially announced Thursday), the Pirates re-signed Sean Rodriguez, and just yesterday, they announced a trade for corner infielder/outfielder Jason Rogers.
The Rodriguez signing was all about his defensive versatility. With Walker out of the picture and Jung Ho Kang returning from a serious injury, Rodriguez serves as an important depth piece next season. In his career, he has spent time at every position on the field except for pitcher and catcher...Read More