Francisco Liriano Made $2 M in Performance Bonuses This Year
Sep22

Francisco Liriano Made $2 M in Performance Bonuses This Year

While writing last night’s First Pitch, I took a moment to see what Francisco Liriano’s restructured deal actually paid him. Originally, Liriano signed a two-year, $12.75 M deal. After breaking his arm, the deal was restructured as a one year, $1 M deal with a lot of performance bonuses. Last night I was reminded that Liriano has reached a lot of those bonuses this season. Last year we learned the details of...

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Looking at Russell Martin’s Potential Value on the Open Market
Sep09

Looking at Russell Martin’s Potential Value on the Open Market

Ken Rosenthal discussed Russell Martin’s upcoming trip to free agency in today’s column (h/t MLBTR). In the article, he mentioned a lot of things that we already know, including that the Pirates want Martin back. He also included speculation that is often said, such as how Martin’s price could soar beyond the team’s comfort level. The speculation rests more on the potential for Martin’s price to soar, as...

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Pirates Extend Their Contract With West Virginia Through the 2018 Season
Sep09

Pirates Extend Their Contract With West Virginia Through the 2018 Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates have extended their Player Development Contract with the West Virginia Power through the 2018 season. The previous PDC was set to expire after this season, prior to the four-year extension. The Pirates first joined up with West Virginia in 2009, meaning the extension will carry them through their tenth year with the Power franchise. Neal Huntington spoke about the extension in a West Virginia press release. “We...

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Pirates Release 2015 Schedule
Sep08

Pirates Release 2015 Schedule

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released their 2015 schedule, which can be seen below. The opening series will be in Cincinnati, followed by the home opener against the Detroit Tigers on Monday, April 13th. The Pirates will also host the Minnesota Twins, the Chicago White Sox, and the Cleveland Indians. They will visit Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, and Minnesota. From a playoff and division standpoint, they don’t play the Cardinals...

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Carlos Munoz Named to the GCL All-Star Team
Sep05

Carlos Munoz Named to the GCL All-Star Team

The Gulf Coast League announced their post-season All-Star team today. The Pittsburgh Pirates had one player on the team, with first baseman Carlos Munoz getting the honors. Munoz hit for a .284/.377/.421 line in 197 at-bats this year, along with four homers and 15 doubles. The most impressive part of his game is that he had more walks (30) than strikeouts (16). This is actually the third year in a row that he accomplished this feat....

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The Jamestown Jammers are Relocating to Morgantown
Aug24

The Jamestown Jammers are Relocating to Morgantown

The Jamestown Jammers will be relocating to Morgantown next year, according to Mitch Vingle of the West Virginia Gazette. Vingle is hearing this from West Virginia University athletic director Oliver Luck. When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved to Jamestown for the 2013 season, we heard that this might lead to a move to Morgantown for the 2015 season. WVU was building a new stadium for their baseball team, which could also host a New...

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