Pirates sign Ronny Cedeno

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Ronny Cedeno for $1.125 M for the 2010 season, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Cedeno was entering his second year of arbitration, and accepted the $1.125 M to settle his arbitration price.  Cedeno made $822,500 in 2009, his first year of arbitration. Cedeno is making $125,000 more than Bobby Crosby, who the Pirates signed this week to compete with Cedeno for...

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40-Man Roster/Payroll Updates

A few updates regarding the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2010 40-Man roster/payroll projection: -According to Dejan Kovacevic, Bobby Crosby will make $1 M guaranteed in 2010, with $500 K in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.  I wonder if we’ll have another plate appearances controversy in the blogs and forums like we saw with Freddy Sanchez last year every time he was benched?  Crosby’s deal will be...

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Taking a Lesson From Tim Lincecum

A big topic this off-season will be the focus on Tim Lincecum’s first year in arbitration.  Lincecum was designated as a Super Two player, which means he replaces his third league minimum year with an extra year of arbitration, thus starting the arbitration process one year early.  That’s huge for a pitcher who won the CY Young Award in back to back years, which were his first two full seasons in the majors. Tim...

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Tyler Yates elects free agency

The Pittsburgh Pirates removed Tyler Yates from the 40-man roster today, with Yates electing free agency rather than being designated for assignment. Yates had Tommy John surgery in July, and will likely miss most of the 2010 season due to the recovery process. Yates was on the 60-day DL, do he didn’t count towards the 40-man roster, which currently has 38 members. The Pirates plan to offer Yates a minor league contract in 2010,...

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

Shaded players are currently on the 60-day DL, and don’t count towards the 40-man roster, although their salary does count. NOTES: All salaries in bold are official. All ages are as of the start of the 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates season. Players in the minor leagues make $32,500 in their first year on the 40-man roster, $65,000 in their second year, and $97,500 in their third year. Any player with major league service time makes at...

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