The Pittsburg Pirates
One team that needs improvement in just about every area this offseason is the Pittsburg Pirates, and they could very well look to acquire a new starting first baseman via trade with the New York Mets.
The Buccos finished the 2021 season with a record of 61-101, ranking 5th place in the NL East and 4th worst in the MLB, so naturally, they should look to make some improvements this offseason.
While they have a few intriguing players at the big league level, they are entering this offseason with the no. 4 ranked farm system, while the Mets’ farm system is ranked 22nd overall.
This being the case, Smith could be an excellent player to deal to Pirates in exchange for a promising minor leaguer who they could either flip in another trade this offseason to upgrade a position, or one to develop to help the team in the future.
The Pirates’ are one of six organizations to have five or more players represented in the Top 100 prospects in the MLB, and a surplus of young pitchers currently ranked in their organizations’ top 30 prospects heading into the 2022 off-season.
Whether or not Pittsburg is interested in trading for Dominic Smith to fill their void at first base, or if they are the ones to offer the Mets the best deal for him is another question entirely, but if a deal were to be made, the Pirates certainly seem like a likely candidate.