Comments on: Pirates Projected Arbitration Salaries http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 26 May 2014 22:50:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9980 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9980 And a GM who came from the D-Backs when they liked to spend.  I won’t be surprised if they end up with Reyes or Fielder.

They agreed to terms with Wang which means they will have some young starters who may be available.  Detwiler who has been little better than Moskos, is out of options.  He’s a former first rounder.  He was hitting 94 on the stadium guns in September.

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By: Sean Fogle http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9972 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 03:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9972 The Nats have the richest owners in Baseball right now though.

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By: Jack Mcelligott http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9966 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9966 Like last year I think the Pirates will be aggressive in the few free agents that they like. Whether they land any is questionable. I think the trade options could be interesting. It might surprise what a Hanrahan or Tabata could fetch and I do think the Pirates will consider some deals. I am cautiously optimistic that the front office has the right approach, will not greatly overpay for free agents and will consider trades deemed to be in the clubs longterm best interest. You cannot keep all the young guys

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By: Ron Leighton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9965 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9965 I don’t want an Overbay either, but they should work on improving the team and get players who are not expected to just perform for 1 season (which would be stopgap).

If the Bucs think the youngster can come through then they should go with them.  But if they don’t expect them to be more than marginal players or utility types (like Paul and probably FortO then they need to find better players.  werth’s contract is bad for a team on a budget.  The Nats may end up being like the Yankees or another big spending team. The Bucs operate like their is a $50 million cap when most other teams look at 80 to even $100 million as being reasonable amounts.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9964 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9964 Meek’s seasons are hard to figure out because he was only good when he good go 95-96 with his fastball and control it. He has had arm trouble and is no where near where he was. Sometimes these types learn how to pitch when they loose their fastball, that is what I think the Pirates would be counting on if they keep him.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9963 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9963 I totally agree, I think Veras is a far better keep than Meek

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9958 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9958 Hanrahan is the only reliever who should be getting more than $2M.

I disagree.  This season is absolutely when they should see what they have internally.  I’m tired of seeing Overbay, Correia and the like come here for a pay day.

The Nationals are rumored to be interested in Reyes, Wilson and Fielder.  Werth was a terrible contract but it shows they are willing to spend.  If they sign Wilson or another starting pitcher, the Pirates should look to pick off one of their blocked pitchers.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9957 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9957 I agree, if they keep Veras that puts the bullpen payroll at close to $10M with two (I’m counting Grilli or a similar pitcher) slots to fill.  Even with minimum salary pitchers, that puts the pen payroll at $11M.  That’s highly inefficient spending for a team in the Pirates position.

Veras himself is an example how relievers are inconsistent and easily obtained.  Veras had a decent year but it was outside the norm for his career.  Veras was signed for nothing.  There are always guys like him available every year.  There is no need to overpay for him.

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By: Ron Leighton http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9956 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9956 I have trouble seeing them paying $2 million for a reliever too.  But with payroll so low they choose to do that this year.

I live in Nats territory and their projected payroll right now is $62 million and they say they can go higher.

I do believe the Bucs are shooting themselves in the foot in they don’t bring in enough established players to have a payroll over $50 million and a team that has a chance to finish at 500 or above. A serious effort should be made to maintain the interest in the team that created by the unexpected good first 100 games of the 2011 season.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-projected-arbitration-salaries.html#comment-9950 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21120#comment-9950 I also have my concerns about Meek, which are mentioned in the bullpen article linked above. There’s the chance that his 2010 season was the fluke, since 2009 and 2011 are so similar. But as a middle reliever, he’d definitely worth the risk, especially if the cost is $900 K.

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