3 Potential Destinations For Former MVP Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen isn't the superstar he once was, but he still should get plenty of interest around the league. He still has the ability to produce at the plate, especially when it comes to power. However, the Phillies felt paying him $15 million for the 2022 campaign was too much, so they elected to decline his club option.

The 35-year-old wants to keep playing and these three teams should be fighting to sign him.

Philadelphia Phillies: Although the Phillies declined McCutchen's 2022 club option, they still could elect to bring the veteran back on a cheaper deal. He did show a good amount of power at the plate this season, as he had 27 home runs, while also having 80 RBIs. His .222 batting average was quite low for him, but he should be capable of bouncing back in that department. If the Phillies strike out on some of the big outfielders this offseason, a reunion should be considered.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Speaking of reunions, McCutchen joining the Pittsburgh Pirates to end his career would be very nice. He will forever be remembered as a Pirate once he officially retires because of how fantastic his tenure was there. With them, he won the NL MVP, four Silver Slugger Awards, a Gold Glove Award and was a five-time All-Star. Although the Pirates aren't contenders, he could elect to finish his career there, much to the delight of fans around the league.

Miami Marlins: The Marlins need a bit more pop in their lineup, especially with their desire to become a playoff team again. This is expected to be a busy offseason for them, as Derek Jeter has openly stated they will be aggressive. McCutchen could be an excellent mentor for the club as they aim to be a real threat again. Perhaps they will end up being the fifth team McCutchen joins in his career.

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