Pirates Make Starling Marte Extension Official; Contract Details
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Pirates Make Starling Marte Extension Official; Contract Details

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the six year extension for Starling Marte, which was agreed to yesterday. Marte is signed to a six year, $31 M deal with two option years. The deal guarantees one of his free agent years, and buys out control of three of his free agent years. Jon Heyman has the breakdown of the contract. Marte will receive the following salary amounts: Signing Bonus: $2 M 2014: $500,000 2015: $1 M 2016:...

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Minor League Contract FAQs

With Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell both receiving minor league contracts from the Pittsburgh Pirates, I figured this would be a perfect time to dust off the old “What’s the difference between a minor league contract and a major league contract” post. NOTE: All examples use Gerrit Cole, but they all apply to Josh Bell, except when noted. 1. The Pirates paid Gerrit Cole $8 M.  Trevor Bauer got a four year contract.  How...

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Clarification on Scott Olsen’s 2011 Salary

The Pittsburgh Pirates released Scott Olsen last week, after Olsen spent the start of the 2011 season on the 60-day disabled list.  The Pirates originally signed Olsen to a one year, $550 K guaranteed deal, which included a $450 K salary in 2011, and a $100 K buyout on his option in 2012.  If you notice on the 2011 40-man roster page, I’ve got him listed as being paid $550 K for the year, even though he has been released. The...

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Pirates to Sign Joe Beimel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking for left handed relief, although the market is currently very thin, with very few options remaining.  One of those options is Joe Beimel, and according to John Perrotto, he could sign with the Pirates.  Perrotto tweets that he hears there is a very good chance that Beimel will sign with the Pirates. Beimel started his career in Pittsburgh, getting drafted in the 18th round of the 1998 draft by...

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Pirates, Joel Hanrahan Agree to One Year Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Joel Hanrahan have agreed to a one year deal, avoiding arbitration, according to Rocco DeMaro on Twitter.  No word yet on the amount of the deal.  I had estimated $2 M on the 40-man roster/payroll projection page. The market for relievers has been high this off-season, and that only strengthened today when Heath Bell and Matt Capps each received over $7 M to avoid arbitration.  Capps and Bell would have each...

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