It seems like Josh Harrison is really upset about the deals that the Pirates have made during this offseason, as he told to reporters during a meeting with the media at the Pittsburgh's Spring Training Camp.
As reported by Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Harrison Stated:
Some of it goes with not knowing the direction. I understand the business side. Every year, there’s going to be guys coming in and going out. You just want to know where we stand as a team, where you stand as a player
Asked Josh Harrison if he was given any assurances by Neal Huntington that the Pirates most immediate priority is to win now.— Chris Mack (@THEChrisMack) 18 de febrero de 2018
“At the end of the day there wasn’t anything said or done that I was like ‘Oh, I can breathe easy’” pic.twitter.com/WdKjAz2bj3
Also, the utilityman said that he would like to play somewhere else, as the team “the team does not expect to contend this year or next", after letting key parts of the recent Bucs' success go. The likes of Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole were traded last month, with the first one to the San Francisco Giants and the second one to the reigning champions, the Houston Astros.
Harrison has been named an All-Star twice and has a career average of .281 with 687 hits, 44 HRs and 232 RBI's over the course of 7 seasons wearing the Pirates' jersey.