Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Alvarez to Start Season in Majors http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:18:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13654 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13654 That’s not correct.

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By: sstauffer5 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13632 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13632 2 more strikeouts and counting. The 2nd K was three called strikes in a row. This kid is cooked

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By: salempirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13614 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13614 With all the commenting going on about this subject, I don’t recall anyone commenting about Pedro not making any sort of splash this year and how it would impact the future. If he flops at the ML level or at AAA or makes very little progress at either, where will he be next season? Do the Pirates stick him on the end of the bench, keep parading him out to 3rd or trade him? Guess I’m saying it’s now or never, isn’t it?

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13609 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13609 When it comes to player’s salaries and contract info, there’s no need to go further than Cot’s Baseball Contracts.  That’s where most people, including us, pull all the data from for all 30 teams.

Pedro signed a 4-year, $6.355M major league deal in 2008.  That set his salaries for the 2009-2012 seasons.  Once a player comes up to the majors and is on the 25-man roster, that’s when the “6 year control clock” starts to tick.

Right now Pedro has 1.085 years of control expired.  In baseball terms that is 1 year and 85 days (with 172 days considered a full season), so he has 1-1/2 years done and 4-1/2 years to go.

So in 2013, the Pirates have the first of 2 club options for $700,000 each year for Pedro.  Considering that 2014 would potentially be Alvarez’s first arb year, he can void the $700K and go to arb.

The Pirates will then control him from 2014-2016 thru the arb process if he is still a Pirate.

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By: gm3285 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13605 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13605 This is a joke keeping him up. As the saying goes, “Crap or get off the pot.”

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13602 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13602  I can just see another Jose Bautista happening if and when Pedro leaves, that would hurt pretty bad. 

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By: Duane Sjoberg http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13600 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13600  I don’t know then what this link is referencing http://www.spotrac.com/mlb/pittsburgh-pirates/pedro-alvarez/ 

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13597 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13597  His draft contract expires, but he cannot become a free agent until 6 full years of service time. He will be under Pirate control for 5 more seasons, his first free agent year would be 2017. Of course none of this matters unless he starts to hit. If he spends most or all of 2012 in the minors it would push free agency back a year, but that isn’t going to happen.

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By: Duane Sjoberg http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13595 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13595 Am I correct in remembering Pedro’s contract allows him to be a fee agent in 2015?   If so and he spends 2012 at AAA the Bucs may only have two years of a “good” Pedro , if one emerges.

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By: pirates21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/pirates-notebook-alvarez-to-start-season-in-majors.html#comment-13594 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=27535#comment-13594 I think they will dl pedro. to save him some face, let him “rehab” in Indy. Its got to be embarrassing to the guy, all hype no swipe.

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