Maholm, Hinske deals official

The deals for Paul Maholm and Eric Hinske are official. I have updated the 40-man Roster and Payroll chart, as well as the Payroll Commitments Chart. I also added Hinske to the 25-man Roster Projection, and removed Andy Phillips. These charts will be updated again when a 40-man roster move is made to clear space for Hinske. Maholm’s 2009 salary is broken down in to a $1.5 M bonus, and a $2 M salary. I’ve only included the...

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Pirates sign Maholm to multi-year contract

Dejan reports that it will be a three-year deal, plus a team option for a fourth season.  This will take him through arbitration, with the option year taking care of his first opportunity at free agency.  Financial terms have not been released yet.  Assuming they are reasonable, this is a solid deal for the Pirates.  It gives them cost certainty, and it keeps Maholm on the team for an extra season if he...

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Pirates sign Hinske, extend Maholm

I get back to Virginia today to find that the Pirates agreed to terms today with bench player Eric Hinske, and extended the contract of Paul Maholm three years, with an option for a fourth year. I went over Hinske yesterday, and I covered Maholm’s arbitration situation last week. Neither financial situation is official, but we know a few things: 1. Maholm’s contract buys out his three arbitration years, and gives the team...

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