On January 15, 2018, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a trade that changed the franchise forever. They traded former NL MVP, and long time face of the franchise, Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants. In return, the Pirates received outfield prospect Bryan Reynolds and reliever Kyle Crick.
Thus far, the trade has worked out for the Pittsburgh Pirates. While McCutchen had just a so-so 2018 for the Giants before being traded later that summer, Reynolds made his debut in 2019, was a 4+ WAR player, and appears to be on his way to becoming a franchise cornerstone for a long time.