Comments on: How Free Agent Compensation Works http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/how-free-agent-compensation-works.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 25 May 2014 15:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/how-free-agent-compensation-works.html#comment-9720 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20641#comment-9720 Barajas isn’t a Type A, so he wouldn’t cost a pick. Hernandez would, assuming he’s offered arbitration.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/how-free-agent-compensation-works.html#comment-9718 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20641#comment-9718 This was a very informative and well done piece.  That was probably one of the best, and easiest to understand explanations of the arbitration and compenesation processes.

I would however, offer Ludwig arbitration.  He doesn’t seem to want to be here first.  Because of what I believe his mindset is, I think he will take less to go to a warmer clime, back to St Louis, or Texas or Houston.  Even if he took arbitration, it wouldn’t be a $7M risk as arbitration contracts aren’t guaranteed.  If he accepted arbitration, the Pirates would only be on the hook for 1/6th of the deal, if they release him before opening day.  For something in the neighborhood of $1M, I would offer him arbitration and take the pick.

I wouldn’t sign either Hernandez or Barajas as they both likely rate compensation picks, according to mlbtraderumors..  Neither guy is a long term solution (nor do the Pirates want either as such).  Signing Hernandez would mean losing a first round pick for a stop gap catcher and Barajas would cost us a second round picks.  Teams in the Pirates position, both financially and on the field, should not be giving away picks.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/how-free-agent-compensation-works.html#comment-9705 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20641#comment-9705 If they decide to bring Veras back next year, he’ll still be one of the best relievers on the team.  Considering that we should, not saying it will happen, but should trade up with Hanranhan this off-season, it would be worth it to keep a guy with K numbers like that.  I believe the tales of his inconsistency are far overblown.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/how-free-agent-compensation-works.html#comment-9697 Sun, 16 Oct 2011 15:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20641#comment-9697 Jose Veras is a Type B player, but he’s not a free agent. There’s no way the Pirates could get compensation for him. He has less than six years of service time, so he can’t decline arbitration. So if the Pirates offer him arbitration, they’re guaranteeing that he will be on the team next year.

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By: David Kaufman http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/how-free-agent-compensation-works.html#comment-9695 Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=20641#comment-9695 I believe Jose Veras is a type B FA too. Any chance he declines arbitration and we get a pick? Relievers are easy to replace and he was too incosistent, especially in key moments.

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