This coming Sunday is a big day for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball. All the teams across the MLB will be sending representatives including managers, General Managers, and other front office personnel to San Diego for the 2019 Winter Meetings. The meetings technically start Monday, but the team’s get there and begin preparing on Sunday night, with the meetings going from Monday to Thursday morning. The Winter Meetings always have the potential to be the most active period of the offseason and could be again this year.
In the last few years, the Winter Meetings have been relatively slow due to teams being less willing to give out large contracts to veteran free agents.