Comments on: How Did the Trade Deadline Impact the 2013 Payroll? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 25 May 2014 12:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: totall http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18756 Sat, 04 Aug 2012 11:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18756 I would let Hanrahan walk [as long as he is pitching well] and take the draft choich [s ]. I like the idea of a college player over a HS kid. You can teach a draft choich the Pirate way in the minors and not a veteran with a set way of doing things.

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By: Jesse Davis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18719 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18719 This could be where Neal’s previous strategy changes though. He’s never had such a guaranteed rotation plus 2 SP prospects ready in AAA. Usually the logic was to not start a player’s arb clock to save money on his future contract but this may have to be done to save dollars on the payroll for 2013.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18712 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18712 Huntington’s history suggests that they won’t use a farm guy for the fifth starter role. I see a free agent or trade filling that spot. Even for the other bullpen spots too.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18711 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18711 Loney has NO power and stopped hitting last year.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18692 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18692 I agree, but I was trying to think of it in terms of how arbitration values certain numbers, plus using comparable players. Signing him to a small extension wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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By: ponhaas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18689 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18689 kastens at 6 million seems like way to much money maybe try to sign to a 3yr 13.5 million dollar deal.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18687 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18687 A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog piece here called The $21 Million Dollar Kick. In it, I showed how the attendance increase in 2012, a potential playoff game, and increased 2013 season ticket sales could increase revenue by $21M.
All of that revenue won’t go directly to payroll, of course, but I would expect a decent increase of payroll for 2013. I wouldn’t expect it to go from $51M to $75 in 1 year, though.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18685 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18685 Loney is atrocious. He’s not a starter and would not be a bench player for 50% of the teams in the league.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18684 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18684 95%. Let me put it this way — I would be shocked if they don’t try and re-sign him before FA starts.

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By: Vicente Barletta http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-did-the-trade-deadline-impact-the-2013-payroll.html#comment-18681 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38253#comment-18681 Hey Tim: Isn´t James Loney a FA this offseason? Maybe there is a chance.
Between the Victorino, Pence and Headly rumors, the Justin Upton theme faded away, but I think the Pirates will try to go after him during the offseason.
The other thing I´m guessing is that Hanrahan is a very strong presence in the clubhouse, and the Pirates might try to work a 2 year $10M deal with him.
I don´t know, but it sure will fun to watch what happens from here on.

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