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Andrew McCutchen | Outfielder | #22

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
Contract: view contract details
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According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Blue Jays have considered the idea of trading for Andrew McCutchen.
The Blue Jays are looking at the trade market for help in the outfield and have also had discussions with the Mets about Jay Bruce and/or Curtis Granderson. While it would take a big haul of prospects to land McCutchen, he's the top of high-end bat that the Jays need after the departure of Edwin Encarnacion and potentially Jose Bautista as well. Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:42:00 AM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are "semi-engaged" in trade discussions for a center fielder.

The Mets are loaded with outfielders, but Juan Lagares is the only true center fielder on their roster and they don't seem interested in giving him a full-time job. At the moment, Curtis Granderson is expected to open next season in center, but he hasn't played the position regularly since 2012. Rosenthal notes that the Mets have spoken to the Pirates about Andrew McCutchen, but only at a preliminary level and the discussions have been "off and on" with "no apparent momentum."
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 09:25:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that the Pirates are seeking MLB-now or MLB-ready players in exchange for outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

Heyman hears that the Pirates received a "nice" offer of prospects from an unidentified team, but it apparently didn't fit what they were looking for. The Nationals were considered the main suitor for McCutchen, but they are out of the mix after acquiring Adam Eaton from the White Sox last week. As of now, the Pirates are prepared to hang on to McCutchen, though that could obviously change between now and spring training.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 10:34:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the "expectation" is the Pirates will keep Andrew McCutchen.

The Pirates were unable to work out a trade of McCutchen to the Nationals, and the Nats have their center fielder now after dealing for Adam Eaton. There doesn't appear to be a ton of interest in him from other teams at this point, although that certainly could change. For now, it sounds like the Pirates will hang on to Cutch and consider moving him to a corner outfield spot.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 11:29:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi hears that the Giants are "not in heavy trade talks" for Andrew McCutchen.

Just where McCutchen's market lies at this point is decidedly uncertain. Both the Nationals and Rangers are out of the running following Washington's trade for Adam Eaton and Texas' re-signing of Carlos Gomez. The Dodgers may still be in play for the veteran outfielder, but after several months of trade speculation potential avenues for actually moving McCutchen are beginning to disappear.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:40:00 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said the team will continue to consider the possibility of playing Andrew McCutchen in a corner outfield spot.

Hurdle and McCutchen spoke about this possibility during exit interviews at the close of the season. While the veteran outfielder has balked at the possibility, Hurdle said that the team is "going to think about it" and wants McCutchen to seriously consider the possibility of a shift come the spring (assuming he is not traded). If a move in the outfield does come to pass, Starling Marte would likely be utilized in center and Gregory Polanco in left, with McCutchen taking over right field.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals are now going for Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen after missing out on Chris Sale.

The Nationals tried hard for Sale and were even willing to include Victor Robles and Lucas Giolito in a return package, but they drew the line on Trea Turner and the Red Sox ultimately topped them. McCutchen remains a strong fit for the Nationals, but it will be interesting to see if the club also considers alternative trade possibilities like Lorenzo Cain and Adam Eaton. It's worth noting that Robles was included in previous discussions related to McCutchen.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 03:23:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Nationals have found the Pirates' asking price for Andrew McCutchen to be "too high."

Sherman adds that the Nats are currently more focused on the Chris Sale trade talks than those for McCutchen at this point. Of course, it could all be posturing at this point to see if they can get the Pirates to drop their asking price a bit. The Rangers and Dodgers are also reportedly talking to Pittsburgh about Cutch.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 06:18:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers are "in frequent contact" with the Pirates about Andrew McCutchen.

Rosenthal says a deal is "possible, but not close" between the two clubs. McCutchen is drawing interest from a number of other contending teams, including the Dodgers and Nationals. He had a weak .256/.336/.430 batting line with Pittsburgh in 2016, but the 30-year-old outfielder earned top-five MVP votes every year between 2012-2015. He won the award in 2013.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 01:50:00 PM

Andrew McCutchen is drawing trade interest from the Dodgers, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

A number of other MLB teams are checking in, namely the Nationals. McCutchen was a disappointment for the Pirates in 2016, slashing .256/.336/.430 with 24 home runs and six stolen bases, but he's a pretty good bounceback candidate for 2017. At least from an offensive standpoint. The 30-year-old center fielder has always been overrated as a defender.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:13:00 AM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Nationals are trying to acquire both Andrew McCutchen and Chris Sale and believed that they have the necessary prospects to do so.

Many had speculated that it would be a one or the other scenario, as it's hard to imagine the Nationals can land both superstars without parting with Trea Turner. It looks increasingly likely that McCutchen will be traded this winter, and there's a good chance that it happens at the winter meetings. The Rangers are also known to be in the hunt for the star center fielder.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 09:05:00 PM

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Pirates and Nationals are still working on a potential trade involving Andrew McCutchen.

The two sides are reportedly "working on a lot of different angles" and appear intent on getting a deal done. The superstar would be a tremendous fit in center field for the Nationals while allowing Trea Turner to shift back to shortstop. When there's this much smoke, there's usually fire, so look for the two sides to continue working until a deal gets consummated.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 10:58:00 PM

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals remain "in (the) lead" for Andrew McCutchen, although the Rangers are "also in contact" with the Pirates.

If McCutchen is traded to the Nationals there's a good chance it will happen on Friday, as the acquisition will affect what they do at the non-tender deadline. Cutch would take over in center field for the Nats, while Trea Turner would move to his natural position of shortstop and Danny Espinosa would be non-tendered. The Rangers are also looking for a center fielder, so they can't be ruled out as a serious contender for the former MVP.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:59:00 AM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Pirates and Nationals have "ramped up" discussions toward an Andrew McCutchen trade.

Stark hears the Nationals "would like to make this deal [Thursday]" -- before Friday's non-tender deadline -- because of the ripple effects it would create. There's talk of the Nationals sending top outfield prospect Victor Robles to Pittsburgh in return, along with a number of other pieces. Stark says the Pirates also want "controllable starting pitching." This thing could move quickly.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 12:15:00 PM

John Perrotto of FanRag Sports hears that there is an "80% chance" that the Pirates trade Andrew McCutchen by the end of the winter meetings.

The smoke surrounding a potential McCutchen trade thickened considerably on Wednesday, with FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reporting that the outfielder is potentially the "most likely to go" among all rumored trade candidates in the early going. The Pirates aren't just fielding calls, either, as Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan relayed (also on Wednesday) that the team is aggressively courting potential trade and reaching out themselves. The Nationals, Rangers and Mariners have been linked to McCutchen this month.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 06:03:00 PM