An Early Look at the Pirates’ 2015 Payroll Shows Plenty of Room For Russell Martin
Oct07

An Early Look at the Pirates’ 2015 Payroll Shows Plenty of Room For Russell Martin

Today I finished putting together the 2015 40-man payroll page, which will be updated throughout the off-season, and in to 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 2015 payroll, which will definitely change throughout the off-season. Right now the estimate is made up of three things. First we have the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014-15 Off-Season Contract Situations
Oct07

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014-15 Off-Season Contract Situations

The MLB off-season is full of potential moves, whether those moves are free agency, option years, arbitration eligible players, or non-tender candidates. Earlier this week I looked at 14 of the biggest questions for the Pirates this off-season, which detailed a lot of the potential transactions. Below is a list of players who are eligible for off-season transactions, along with some important dates for those transactions. Pending Free...

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First Pitch: Maybe No Move Was the Right Move
Oct07

First Pitch: Maybe No Move Was the Right Move

“No move was the right move.” That’s a quote that was destined to be tossed around by message board critics from the moment it was spoken. Neal Huntington issued the quote after talking about how they explored the market, how they missed out on a few players because other teams were looking for MLB players and not prospects, and how anything else wouldn’t have made sense. The quote was thrown around after every...

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Tyler Glasnow is Baseball America’s Top Prospect in the FSL
Oct06

Tyler Glasnow is Baseball America’s Top Prospect in the FSL

Baseball America has released their top 20 prospects in the Florida State League. The full list can be seen here, and scouting reports can be found in this article for subscribers. The Pittsburgh Pirates had two players on the list, including Tyler Glasnow, who was the top prospect in the league. Josh Bell was the other player on the list, finishing in the top 10. Glasnow led the FSL in a lot of categories, mostly due to his upper 90s...

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Pirates Re-Sign Four Minor League Free Agents
Oct06

Pirates Re-Sign Four Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed four minor league free agents, according to Baseball America’s transactions page. The players who will be returning to the organization are RHP Collin Balester, RHP Marek Minarik, RHP Tyler Sample, and OF Junior Sosa. Balester was signed by the Pirates last year as a minor league free agent as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Balester spent most of the season rehabbing, and reached as...

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