Chicago Cubs: Ranking the NL Central offseason moves

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5. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Chicago Cubs still have the edge on someone this offseason

It seems as though the Bucco’s have hung their hat on the Chris Archer trade at the 2018 deadline as they’ve been very quiet this offseason. The Archer move was a great one, as well as the move for reliever Keone Kela, and the Pirates appear to have a strong rotation heading into the season. Despite this, they have not been very active in the offseason.

The only notable acquisition has been pitcher Jordan Lyles. The plan is for Lyles to be the last guy in the rotation, rounding out a solid group. The Pirates, despite losing Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer, and Ivan Nova, appear to be content with their team heading into 2019. They will definitely be an intriguing team to watch, but come in at fifth on our list due to a lack of activity compared to the rest of the central.