All posts tagged "Andrew McCutchen"

  • Analysis
    The Market for McCutchen is Set

    The Reds extended Jay Bruce, which could help set the value of McCutchen. I've talked a lot about Andrew McCutchen this off-season, both in terms of the possibility that he could be a Super Two player following the 2011 season, as well as what it could cost to extend him and buy...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Platoons

    The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal. The lone move the Pittsburgh Pirates made on day two was the signing of outfielder Matt Diaz.  The Pirates were reported to have interest in Diaz last week after he was non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves.  The signing of Diaz raises an interesting...

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    Pirates Haven’t Approached McCutchen About Extension

    The Pirates haven't approached McCutchen about an extension yet. Dejan Kovacevic reports that, per a team source, the Pittsburgh Pirates haven't approached Andrew McCutchen about a multi-year extension yet.  I talked earlier in the year about the possibility that McCutchen could be a Super Two eligible player after the 2011 season, which...

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    Andrew McCutchen's hit location

    Andrew McCutchen had a very solid sophomore year in 2010, but he experienced an extended slump around midseason that dragged his overall numbers down a bit. Anecdotally, at least to my eyes, he seemed to be a little pull-happy during this period. Unfortunately, I could...

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    The 40-60-80 Arbitration Rule

    What could McCutchen earn as a Super Two player? Over the last few days I've been looking at the possible benefit of being a Super Two eligible player.  It started when I noticed that Andrew McCutchen was at risk of being a Super Two player following the 2011 season, which I speculated...

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    The Benefit of Being a Super Two

    McCutchen potentially being a Super Two player sparks a debate over the value of a Super Two player. On Friday the list of Super Two players came out, with an unprecedented low cut-off of two years and 122 days used to determine Super Two status.  I noted that this could cause a...

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    Andrew McCutchen and Super Two

    Yesterday, Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects noted that this year’s cut-off for Super Two arbitration eligible players is about eight days earlier than it has ever been before. There is now a strong possibility of Andrew McCutchen reaching arbitration a year earlier than expected.

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    A Possible Wrench in the Extension Hopes for McCutchen

    Wondering why the Pittsburgh Pirates took so long to promote Pedro Alvarez to the majors this year?  Perhaps it was due to the new low cut-off for Super Two eligible players.  C. Trent Rosecrans of CBS Sports released the Super Two list for the 2011 season (h/t MLBTR), with the cutoff being...

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    Poor showing for Pirates in Fielding Bible Awards

    The 2010 winners of the Fielding Bible Awards were announced today, along with the complete voting tallies. Unsurprisingly, no Pirates defenders took home an award. Scanning the lists of players receiving votes, very few Pirates were even considered.

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    2010 Position Recap: Center Field

    McCutchen held down the center field job all season. The Pirates didn't have many positions that were locked down from the start of the 2010 season, but center field was one of them.  Andrew McCutchen started the year in center field for his first full season in the majors, and he didn't...

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