Can the Pirates afford McLouth and co. in 2012?

The biggest moves the Pirates made this off-season were the extensions of Nate McLouth, Paul Maholm, and Ryan Doumit. Each extension bought out at least one free agent year through the use of an option year. The same process was used with Ian Snell last year. A quick look at the Payroll Commitments Chart shows us that if the Pirates were to pick up the options on all four of these players, they’d be spending almost $37 M in 2012...

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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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