2009 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

NOTES: 1. All salaries in bold are official.2. All ages are as of the start of the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates season.3. The 2009 payroll estimate includes a $1 M buyout for Matt Morris.4. Donald Veal is a Rule 5 pick from the Cubs. In order to make the team, he has to remain on the major league roster all season. If the Pirates decide at any point not to keep him on the major league roster, he must be offered back to the Cubs for...

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Pirates sign Nate McLouth to an extension

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates have reached an agreement with Nate McLouth on a three year extension with a club option for a fourth year. The deal breaks down as follows: 2009: $2 M salary, $1.5 M signing bonus2010: $4.5 M2011: $6.5 M2012: $10.65 M option with a $1.25 M buyout McLouth also has performance bonuses that can add an aditional $500,000 in 2010 and 2011, and up to $750,000 in 2012....

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What If: The Pirates Kept Bay/Nady

I’ve been updating the National League database the past week at AccuScore, getting ready for the start of the season. Soon we will have our initial previews out, although a lot will happen between that point and the end of Spring Training to change those projections. Not too much Pirates news lately, so I figured I’d go with the age old debate tonight: what if the Pirates didn’t trade Jason Bay and Xavier Nady? With...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Payroll Commitments

For 2010 salary information, see the 2010 40-man roster and payroll projection page. NOTES: 1. All numbers in red represent club options. 2. Ryan Doumit’s 2012 and 2013 club options must be exercised at the same time, after the 2011 season. There is a $0.5 M buyout for those options. 3. Min/Arb means that a player can either be playing for the league minimum, or be arbitration eligible, depending on their major league service...

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