Roster Decisions For the Pirates During the 2017-18 Offseason

Elias Diaz is out of options, and Gerrit Cole is arbitration eligible. Photo Credit: David Hague
Roster Decisions For the Pirates During the 2017-18 Offseason

Every offseason brings a list of roster decisions for teams to make. You've got arbitration eligible players, players who are out of options, non-tender decisions, options to be decided on, and so on.

The Pirates have more than the basic decisions to make this year. They have the normal stuff that relates to options years, arbitration eligible players, and non-tender candidates. As I wrote yesterday, they already project to have a payroll near $100 M, and that's without any other additions. They will most likely need to cut payroll in some areas, in order to spend in other areas. I'll be breaking down that potential juggling act tomorrow. Today, we'll just be looking at the standard roster decisions on the table.

Here is a rundown of the players who have key roster decisions, along w...

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