Starling Marte has two seasons and $24 million left on his contract, but would prefer a trade to a contender than remaining with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pirates have an entirely new management team with a new manager heading into 2020 as well.

"[The Pirates] have the power to decide about my future," Marte told Deportivo Z 101 in the Dominican Republic. "If it was for me I [would] leave for a team that is ready to compete right now on a World Series and that's not our case."