Final 2009 40-Man Payroll

The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up their 2009 season today, and with the completion of their year, I have the estimated 2009 40-man payroll. Any salaries below that are not in bold font are the salaries I did not know. The main guys are Andrew McCutchen, Garrett Jones, and other players who were not on the 40-man roster to start the season. I just used the league minimum of $400 K for these players.

The Pirates’ ended up spending just under $48 M for the 2009 season, which is about $3 M less than what they spent on the 40-man roster in the 2008 season. Here is the breakdown:

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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