Andrew McCutchen Heads Home As Pirates Continue Intriguing Offseason

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By Matt Martell When I woke up this morning, I had no intention of writing about the Pirates for today’s newsletter. Why would I? I have mentioned them in previous editions—such as when I’ve written that they should trade their best player and when they gave up Aaron Judge’s 60th home run—but only as supporting characters on the greater baseball stage. Things changed at 9:30 a.m. ET, though, when Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette broke the news that Andrew McCutchen is returning to the Pirates on a one-year contract, pending a physical. The deal is for $5 million, per Mackey. Suddenl…

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