All posts tagged "Chris Snyder"

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Catcher

    Russell Martin was a huge upgrade behind the plate for the Pirates. (Photo credit: David Hague) It...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: February 12

    There have been eight former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, among them two very recent ones. Chris Snyder (1981) spent two seasons with the Pirates after coming over in the five player deal the Pirates made at the 2010 trading deadline with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pirates gave up DJ...

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    Pirates Offer Arbitration to Derrek Lee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have offered arbitration to free agent first baseman Derrek Lee, and have declined arbitration offers to catcher Chris Snyder and outfielder Ryan Ludwick. If Lee accepts arbitration, the Pirates will have him under contract for the 2012 season, with his arbitration price likely being a raise over his $8.5...

  • Analysis
    Deadline For Arbitration to Ranked Free Agents Is Today

    The Pirates will likely tender an offer of arbitration to Derrek Lee today. The new collective bargaining agreement will eliminate Type A and Type B free agents next year.  Fortunately for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the system is still in place this year, as they have four Type B free agents, with the...

  • News and Rumors
    Official Elias Rankings Released

    The official Elias rankings have been released, and as expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have four players who qualify as Type B free agents.  The four players are Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, Derrek Lee, and Ryan Ludwick. The Pirates can get a first round compensation pick for each player in the 2012 draft....

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Decline All Four Club Options

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced that they've declined the club options for Ronny Cedeno, Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, and Paul Maholm.  We heard earlier that Maholm and Snyder would be officially declined.  The only move that comes as a surprise is Cedeno, who had a $3 M option with a $200...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates to Officially Decline Options on Maholm and Snyder

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will officially decline the options of Paul Maholm and Chris Snyder, according to Rob Biertempfel in two Twitter updates this morning (here and here).  Neither move comes as a surprise.  We've known for the last few weeks that the Pirates intended to decline each option.  The Pirates paid $750...

  • News and Rumors
    Player Option Decisions Due Today

    The deadline for decisions on player options is due by tonight at 11:59 PM EST.  The Pittsburgh Pirates have four players with club options, and so far they have yet to make an official decision on any player, although we've heard strong indications on what they plan to do.  It seems unlikely...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates to Decline Options For Doumit and Snyder

    Jenifer Langosch reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates expect to decline the options of Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder, with both decisions due five days after the end of the World Series.  Neither decision is much of a surprise.  Both catchers have missed a lot of time with injuries, and both catchers come...

  • News and Rumors
    How Free Agent Compensation Works

    There have been a lot of questions in the past few days about free agent compensation and offering arbitration to pending free agents.  The process isn't one we've had to cover in Pittsburgh for quite some time.  That's mostly because the Pirates haven't seen many ranked free agents in recent years.  Most...

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