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Demilio: No Reason to Panic Over Pirates Quiet Offseason… Yet (+)

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Ben Cherington, Pittsburgh Pirates

It’s been nearly a month now since the Texas Rangers were crowned World Series Champions after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks in five games in the Fall Classic.

It has taken a while to develop, but the hot stove is starting to heat up as free agents are finding new homes and a flurry of trades have been completed.

So far, the Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t really joined in on the action around the league. The only trade they’ve made is a deal that sent right-handed pitcher Cody Bolton to the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations. In free agency, the Pirates have only added a depth outfielder in Gilberto Celestino on a minor league deal.

It’s been quiet so far from general manager Ben Cherington’s office on Federal St. at PNC Park. Even though the Pirates have plenty of work to do this offseason, there’s no real reason to hit the panic button — at least not yet.

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