2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Payroll

All throughout the season we keep a running total of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 40-man roster payroll, factoring in every move that takes place throughout the year.  The final numbers are unofficial, but give a fairly accurate view of the total payroll.  Last year, the end of the season payroll was estimated to be $42,788,838, which was $1,358,129 off of the actual end of the year payroll, which came out to be $44,146,967. A big...

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Ohlendorf Wins Arbitration Hearing

According to Colin Dunlap, Ross Ohlendorf has won his arbitration case against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The decision means that Ohlendorf will receive $2.025 M for his 2011 salary.  That’s a raise of $1,586,000 over his 2010 salary, and an extra $625,000 over the $1.4 M the Pirates were offering. The 2011 40-man roster/payroll projection is updated.  The Pirates are now right under $40 M with this change. Going forward, there...

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Pirates and Ohlendorf Go To Arbitration

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweets that the arbitration hearing between Ross Ohlendorf and the Pittsburgh Pirates is today.  The two sides exchanged figures a few weeks ago, with the Pirates submitting a $1.4 M figure, and Ohlendorf submitting a $2.025 M figure. The Pirates can still sign Ohlendorf up until the minute before the arbitration hearing begins.  If the hearing takes place, both sides will argue their case for their...

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Pirates to Sign Joe Beimel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking for left handed relief, although the market is currently very thin, with very few options remaining.  One of those options is Joe Beimel, and according to John Perrotto, he could sign with the Pirates.  Perrotto tweets that he hears there is a very good chance that Beimel will sign with the Pirates. Beimel started his career in Pittsburgh, getting drafted in the 18th round of the 1998 draft by...

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Pirates, Joel Hanrahan Agree to One Year Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Joel Hanrahan have agreed to a one year deal, avoiding arbitration, according to Rocco DeMaro on Twitter.  No word yet on the amount of the deal.  I had estimated $2 M on the 40-man roster/payroll projection page. The market for relievers has been high this off-season, and that only strengthened today when Heath Bell and Matt Capps each received over $7 M to avoid arbitration.  Capps and Bell would have each...

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