The 2010 Winter Meetings saw the Pittsburgh Pirates sign three players: Scott Olsen, Kevin Correia, and Matt Diaz, along with making a Rule 5 selection, taking Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians. The only signing that has been made official so far has been Olsen, so there are technically two spots open on the 40-man roster. However, since Correia and Diaz should be added in the next week, I went ahead and updated the 2010 40-man roster/payroll projection.
The payroll projection currently sits at $36,383,000, after estimated arbitration raises to Joel Hanrahan and Ross Ohlendorf. There are two potential moves that could lower that projected payroll:
1. A Ryan Doumit Trade - The Pirates would most likely have to pick up a large portion of Doumit's salary to get any value in r...
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