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The Pirates are Already Projected For Close to $100 M in 2018 Without Any Moves

Andrew McCutchen will be the highest paid player on the Pirates in 2018. Photo Credit: David Hague
The Pirates are Already Projected For Close to $100 M in 2018 Without Any Moves

Today I finished putting together the 2018 40-man payroll page, which will be updated throughout the off-season, and into the regular season. Bookmark that link, as I’ll be updating the chart after every move throughout the off-season. The chart provides an estimate  of the year-end 2018 payroll, which will definitely change throughout the off-season.

Right now the estimate is made up of three things. First we have the guaranteed salaries. Next are the projected arbitration increases. Finally there are the projected roster decisions. I didn’t include projected free agent additions, since that’s unpredictable. I mostly stuck with players who were out of options, or who didn’t play a huge role at the end of the season. There are some players who I have projected on the active roster who m...

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