Mark J. Terrill/AP
January 04, 2017

The 30-year-old former MVP is coming off the worst year of his career both at the plate (103 OPS+) and in the field (-28 DRS, due largely to overly shallow positioning), but he's still affordable, under contract for $14 million in 2017 with a $14.5 million option for 2018. Given that the Pirates intend to move McCutchen out of centerfield already and have prospect Austin Meadows waiting in the wings, a change of scenery would be best for Cutch. He’s had interest from teams such as the Nationals, Blue Jays and Mariners, and should generate a solid haul of prospects that Pittsburgh can put to work.​

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