Few things go together better than peanut butter and jelly. That is unless its Andrew McCutchen in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform.


The 37-year-old, who returned to his Pittsburgh roots for the 2023 season, announced via social media that he’ll be returning for the 2024 season.


But it’s the way he went about it that has everyone talking, not only did “Cutch” make Pirates fans happy, he also gave them a chuckle.

In his announcement McCutchen referenced “The Wolf of Wall Street” movie in which Leonardo DiCaprio made the announcement to his employees that he would indeed not be stepping down from his current position. It was met by a chorus of claps and excitement.

Pirated fans took to social media to retweet the announcement with captions that read like this.

@TalkinBaseball_ said this …

“THIS is how you announce you re-signed.”

@specialandrare tweeted this …

“Probably the best player tweet I’ve ever seen.”

Cutch Returns For 15th Season 


It’s safe to say the Pirates faithful are happy to have one of the franchise’s icons back in the fold for at least one more go.

The deal is one-year, $5 million.


Late Season’s Injury Isn’t Stopping Cutch

After playing in 112 games for the Pirates this season, McCutchen suffered a partially torn Achilles tendon in September. Initially the belief was he was fine, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

That didn’t stop Cutch who finished the 2023 season with a slash line of .256/.378/.397 (112 OPS+) with 12 home runs, 43 RBI, and 11 stolen bases in (14 attempts), from still wanting to continue his career. 

He also surpassed the 2,000-hit milestone.



Over the summer and prior to the injury he reiterated that he wanted to continue to play beyond this season, but only in Pittsburgh.

“I’m not done,” McCutchen told reporters over the summer. “Tom Brady said he would stop playing when he stunk. I don’t want to put it in the same context, but when my body tells me I’ve had enough. My body is still saying, Nah, you’re good. You’re fine.”

McCutchen Has Hall Of Fame Resume

Taken with the 11th overall pick in the 2025 MLB Draft, McCutchen spent the first nine seasons in Pittsburgh (2009-17) winning the 2013 NL MVP.

The five time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner then spent 2018-2022 with the Giants, Yankees, Phillies and Brewers, where he enjoyed moderate success, but nothing like his tenure in Pittsburgh.

While Cutch won the 2013 NL MVP Award, his best season actually came in 2012 when he led the NL in hits with (194), on-base percentage (.410), extra-base hits (69) and OPS (.952).


He currently sits with a .276 batting average, 299 home runs, 2,048 hits, 1,045 RBI across a 15-year MLB career. Welcome back to the MLBbro OG Andrew McCutchen. Thanks for giving us another year of covering your illustrious baseball journey. 

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