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Carlos Pena would fill a need in the order, and at 1B.
There is no doubt that the Pirates' best player is Andrew McCutchen. His unbelievable season in 2012 could get even better in 2013 with the addition of a power bat behind him in the order.
While the budget may not always afford this kind of acquisition, there are several power bats that could be had this offseason in exchange for reasonable contracts. In considering such, a player like Rays' first baseman Carlos Pena becomes an interesting option.
Pena would fill a need at first base, while adding a legitimate power threat behind McCutchen in the lineup. Coming off of a season in which he struggled, he could be had for somewhat of a discounted price.
Considering how the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera played with Prince Fielder behind him in the lineup, having that power bat in the order behind your star player seems to have quite a significant impact.
If the Pirates could add Carlos Pena, or someone of an equal power threat, it would be a huge asset to the middle of the order, and the lineup overall.