Ryan Doumit Expected to Make Decision Today

We’ve heard for the last week that former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit was expected to sign a deal before the end of November.  Jerry Crasnick has an update today that Doumit is down to two American League teams, and is expected to make a decision today.  What this means for the Pirates is that they’d get a compensation pick between the first and second rounds of the 2012 draft.  The deadline to offer arbitration to ranked free agents is on Wednesday, November 23rd.  If Doumit signs today, the Pirates could offer arbitration with no risk that he’d accept the offer, thus giving the team a compensation pick.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ron-Leighton/1000137680 Ron Leighton

    I’d almost like him to wait until after the 23rd and see what the Bucs would do.

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      Why?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OGCKUSO5MA5VUCJHW2YSJ2K3TM Bob

      Agreed Tim, that would be stupid.

  • Anonymous

    A bird in hand…

    • http://www.facebook.com/nate.wilder1 Nate Wilder

      …is worth 80 games healthy, sub par defense, and a compensation pick?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ron-Leighton/1000137680 Ron Leighton

    I wanted to see if the Bucs were willing to risk Doumit accepting arbitration.