“I want to stay here”… The pirate captain dreams of being with Pittsburgh

 “I want to play (baseball) here. I don’t want to do it anywhere else.”

‘Pirate Captain’ Andrew McCutchen, 37, wants to join the Pittsburgh Pirates.

‘Major League Trade Rumors (MLBTR)’, which deals with the news of major league transfers, reported on the 28th (Korean time) the news of McCutchen’s hope to remain.

McCutchen returned to Pittsburgh by signing a free agent (free agent) contract worth 5 million dollars (about 6.6 billion won) for one year ahead of this season. It has been six seasons since he left the team at the end of the 2017 season.

McCutchen has many fond memories of Pittsburgh. He has grown into a franchise star for the team, showing impressive performances such as being named National League MVP once (2013) and National League All-Star selection five times (2011-2015).

Since his return to Pittsburgh, McCutchen has been playing well. At one time, there were concerns such as aging and aging curve due to overlapping sluggishness for several seasons, but this year, with a batting average of 0.267 (43 hits in 161 at-bats), 8 home runs and 20 RBIs, OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.816 in 46 games, it is showing great performance.

‘MLBTR’ wrote, “Pittsburgh has rebuilt the team differently from the previous seven seasons, and McCutchen was a big part of that team’s resurgence. He was a mentor to the young team’s clubhouse.”

“Mcetchin has played for the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Milwaukee Brewers since 2018, but has not produced impressive results. Returning to Pittsburgh, he regained some stability,메이저놀이터

McCutchen also expressed his desire to remain in Pittsburgh. In an interview with ‘MLBTR’, he said, “If the current situation continues, I will continue to move forward.” “I want to play (baseball) here. I don’t want to do it anywhere else. It wasn’t anywhere else. It’s nice to be able to feel all these things again.”

As Dougout’s leader and mentor, McCutchen’s presence has had a positive impact on the team. Bae Ji-hwan (24) was also captured on the broadcast screen while exchanging conversations with McCutchen and receiving various advice during the match.

McCutchen’s contract with Pittsburgh expires at the end of the 2023 season. Can their companionship continue?

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