All posts tagged "compensation system"

  • Transactions
    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...

  • News and Rumors
    Ryan Doumit Could Sign a Deal Soon

    Jerry Crasnick has an update on Ryan Doumit via Twitter, noting that Doumit could sign a deal in the next few days.  Crasnick noted that Doumit received two more offers today.  He also added that the interest has mostly come from American League teams, although he did receive an offer from an...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Could Still Get Draft Pick For Doumit

    The Pittsburgh Pirates signed catcher Rod Barajas today, which makes it unlikely that they will bring back catchers Ryan Doumit or Chris Snyder, who both became free agents when the Pirates declined their options.  Both catchers profile as Type B free agents, which could net the Pirates a compensation pick in 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
    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...

  • Analysis
    Injured Pirates Catchers Still Have Value

    MLB Trade Rumors updated their Elias Rankings projections today, giving an estimate as to which players will qualify for draft pick compensation in the off-season.  The rankings aren't official, although they've been very close in the past.  They also come with the obvious disclaimer that a lot can change in the final...

  • Analysis
    Fixing the Compensation System

    The Pirates landed Allie in the second round last year. They'll have a hard time getting a similar player in the second round this year due to all of the compensation picks. Yesterday I brought up the fact that the compensation system for the Major League draft is a broken system.  The...

  • 2011 Draft
    The More Important Topic That Coonelly Discussed

    A week ago we posted our interview with Frank Coonelly, discussing a wide variety of topics relating to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  However, it seems that only one topic received attention, and it wasn't even one of the interesting topics. The discussion about payroll and attendance has been repeated many times.  The comments...

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