Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 Players Who Won't Be Back in 2015

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Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 Players Who Won't Be Back in 2015
Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

The Pittsburgh Pirates aren't known for making huge acquisitions in the free-agent market most offseasons, and this winter likely won't be any different.

It is a franchise built on a deep farm system, one where cultivating young talent is always the priority in front of signing big names to lucrative contracts.

Such is the motto of a baseball organization that resides in a small market, one not able to financially compete with its peers when it comes to free agency.

With names like Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Charlie Morton already under long-term contracts, and other names like Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez still in limbo, the front office figures to have some tough decisions to make on where to spend its money.

Unfortunately for these players, the Pirates’ money likely won’t be coming their way in the winter.

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