Pirates Give Charlie Morton a Three Year Extension
Dec11

Pirates Give Charlie Morton a Three Year Extension

  Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have given Charlie Morton a three year extension that is worth $21 M. The deal could be worth up to $30 M, as Morton has an option for a fourth season. The contract breaks down as follows: 2014: $4 M 2015: $8 M 2016: $8 M 2017: $9.5 M + $500,000 in potential incentives ($1 M buyout) If Morton is traded, the club option turns into a mutual option, although Morton...

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Pirates Open to Discussing an Extension With Neil Walker
Nov11

Pirates Open to Discussing an Extension With Neil Walker

Jon Morosi reports that Neal Huntington says the Pittsburgh Pirates are open to discussing an extension with second baseman Neil Walker. Pirates GM Neal Huntington indicated today that the team is open to discussing an extension with Neil Walker this offseason. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 11, 2013 I wrote last month that there is no need to extend Walker. The Pirates have him under team control for the next three seasons,...

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Pirates Extend Jose Tabata for Six Years

According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Pirates have extended outfielder Jose Tabata for six years and at least $14.75 M guaranteed.  The team also has option years for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons, which would make the contract a total of nine years and $37.25 M.  Tabata would have normally been a free agent in 2017, so this deal buys three years of control. The salary breakdown is as follows: 2011: $500,000 ($1 M...

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Pirates Insisting On At Least Five Years of McCutchen

Last week we heard from Dejan Kovacevic that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Andrew McCutchen are currently in talks about extending the young center fielder.  Today, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated has an update on those extension talks.  Heyman posted the following on Twitter: the #pirates are talking to andrew mccutchen about an extension but team is insisting on AT LEAST 5 year deal A five year extension would buy out control of...

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Any McCutchen Extension Needs to Include FA Years

The Pittsburgh Pirates and center fielder Andrew McCutchen are discussing a contract extension, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Kovacevic mentions that it wasn’t clear when the two sides started negotiating, and that neither side would comment on the negotiations. Overall this shouldn’t be a huge issue, and shouldn’t really mean anything.  However, the impatient desire to have the Pirates lock up one of their young...

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