McCutchen reunites with the Pirates

Andrew McCutchen signs a one year deal in reunion with the Pirates


Jonathan Albers, Editor

After five years, and four teams later, Andrew McCutchen makes his return to the Bucs.

Andrew McCutchen was one of the league’s best players in the 2010s with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He won the 2013 MVP with the Pittsburgh Pirates and helped lead his team to multiple playoff runs from 2013 to 2015.

McCutchen signed a one year, 5 million dollar deal with the Pirates. Rumors have been swirling that Cutch may make a return to the Buccos, and last week the rumors came true.

Cutch has been hinting a return on social media during this off season. He’s liked multiple posts about wanting a “McCutchen return to the Pirates.” Obviously, the Bucs aren’t known for signing big name free agents, but this one was a little more personal than just a big name.

McCutchen was drafted number one overall by the Pirates in 2005. He made his Major League debut in 2009 at the age of 22. He made his first all-star game in 2011, and won the MVP two years later. He was an all-star five times, all during his time with Pittsburgh.

Cutch is arguably the best player in Pirates history, and fans are ecstatic for his return home.