Super Two Eligible Players
According to John Perrotto via Twitter, the cutoff for Super Two eligible players this season is two years, 139 days. For information on Super Two players, check out the Super Two Players page on the BUCCO Fans.com Wiki.
The 2.139 cutoff makes Jeff Karstens eligible for arbitration going in to the 2010 season. Karstens would have normally been a league minimum player going in to the 2010 season, but is now eligible for an extra year of arbitration as a result of being a Super Two player. The Future Payroll Commitments chart
and the 2010 40-man roster/payroll page
are both updated.
Looking to the future, if the cutoff is 2.139 next year, Ross Ohlendorf would be Super Two eligible following the 2010 season, which would likely cost the Pirates some money in the long run if Ohlendorf repeats his 2009 success. Brandon Moss is almost a guarantee of being a Super Two player in 2011 with 1.171 years of service time following the 2009 season, and no options remaining. Moss will either get a full year of service time in 2010, or will have to be removed from the roster.
The Pirates should be protected from Andrew McCutchen being Super Two eligible after the 2011 season, as McCutchen only has 123 days of service time. However, Garrett Jones has 158 days of service time and will likely be eligible for Super Two status following the 2011 season, assuming he stays in the majors the next two seasons.