MLB Rumors: Pirates Interested In 2 Free Agent Arms Instead Of Trevor Bauer

The Pittsburgh Pirates are determined to fortify their starting rotation for the upcoming season, pivoting their focus towards free agent pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Domingo German.

Reports indicate that the team has opted against pursuing Trevor Bauer, whose availability has garnered limited interest across MLB due to past allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence, a situation which has now reportedly been resolved.

While Bauer has expressed openness to signing a deal structured around the league minimum, concerns over the PR implications of his history have led the Pirates, among other teams, to explore alternative options.

Syndergaard and German emerge as prime candidates to address the Pirates' pitching needs, offering valuable experience and potential contributions to bolster the team's rotation.

Ironically, German himself is surrounded by controversy as well, including a 10-game suspension for using a sticky substance and an 81-game suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy​​.

With a clear intent to improve upon their performance from the previous season, which saw them finish with a 76-86 record, the Pirates are strategically evaluating their options.

By focusing on pitchers like Syndergaard and German, the team aims to strengthen its roster while apparently trying to navigate clear of the controversy surrounding Bauer. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports