Contract Notes: Karstens, J. Sanchez, G. Sanchez, Hawpe, Inge

Tom Singer has a few contract details and incentives for some of the players in major league camp. The details can be read here. My thoughts on each player below. **Jeff Karstens has $1 M in potential performance bonuses. He’d get a bonus of $100,000 each for 150 and 160 innings pitched. He’d get $175,000 each for 170 and 180 innings, then $225,000 each for 190 and 200 innings. If Karstens somehow reached 200 innings,...

Read More

Baseball Prospectus Predicts 79 Wins For the Pirates

Baseball Prospectus has released their pre-season playoff odds and predictions, and have the Pittsburgh Pirates projected for a 79-83 record. The odds give the Pirates a 17% chance of making the playoffs, which is made up of a 6.8% chance of winning the division, and a 10.2% chance of winning a Wild Card spot. Pat Lackey wrote about this earlier today, pointing out that this shouldn’t be cause for celebration, but that it is...

Read More

Travis Snider Picked as a Breakout Candidate

Baseball Prospectus released a list of nine breakout candidates, with each writer picking one player to have a breakout season in the majors in 2013 (h/t Rumbunter). One of the breakout candidates was Travis Snider, who looks to be the favorite to win the starting right field job. Hudson Belinsky picked Snider as his breakout player, noting that the outfielder “could have a very strong year ahead of him in 2013″. Belinsky...

Read More

Another Steroid Controversy For Ryan Braun

Last week several big names were involved in the latest steroid controversy surrounding Major League Baseball. Tim Brown and Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports have a new name — Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun. According to the article, Braun’s name shows up on three Biogenesis clinic records. Braun’s name isn’t listed next to any specific PEDs, unlike the names that were released last week. This will surely cause some...

Read More

Is Cost Certainty Better Than Roster Flexibility?

Is it better to have cost certainty or payroll flexibility when building a team?

Read More

Breaking Down the Justin Upton Trade to the Braves

We’ve been hearing a lot of Justin Upton rumors over the last two years. The Pirates were involved in some of those discussions around the trade deadline. Today Upton was dealt to the Atlanta Braves as part of a seven player deal. Here is the breakdown of the trade, including their trade values. Atlanta Gets Justin Upton – Upton is owed $38.5 M over the next three years. I put his WAR at 4.2 per year, which is the average...

Read More
Page 92 of 1,333« First...102030...9091929394...100110120...Last »