All posts tagged "free agents"

  • Analysis
    The Price of Free Agents Hasn’t Really Increased

    Today I was looking over the early free agent signings, trying to get an idea of how...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Off-Season Preview: Burnett, First Base, and the Walker Problem

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made the playoffs this year, and will largely be keeping the same team together...

  • Analysis
    Has Russell Martin been the Best Free Agent Signing?

    You get the sense with this Pirates team that something is different. Sure, Pittsburgh has been rattling off wins at a near-record pace and appears poised to battle with St. Louis and Cincinnati all summer for positioning in the National League Central with the prospect of spot in the playoffs not seeming...

  • News and Rumors
    The Market for Relievers — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, and Trades

    A look at the market for relievers through the free agent, non-tender, and trade markets.

  • News and Rumors
    The Market for Starting Pitchers — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, and Trades

    A look at the starting pitcher options available in free agency, non tenders, and potential trades.

  • News and Rumors
    The Market for Catchers – Free Agents, Non-Tenders, Trades

    A look at the trade, free agent, and non-tender markets for potential catchers.

  • News and Rumors
    2012 Free Agent Options: Starting Pitching

    For Pittsburgh Pirates fans, the 2012 free agent market for starting pitchers will be simple: compare everyone to Paul Maholm.  The Pirates made it clear that they wouldn’t be bringing Maholm back in 2012, despite having a $9.75 M option for him to return.  With the starting rotation looking like it needs...

  • Analysis
    Fixing the Compensation System

    Yesterday I brought up the fact that the compensation system for the Major League draft is a broken system.  The system is intended to compensate a team like the Tampa Bay Rays for losing a player like Carl Crawford, who they drafted, developed, and relied on for eight seasons, only to see...

  • Analysis
    2010-2011 Off Season Primer

    With the World Series coming to an end tonight, the 2010/2011 off-season officially begins tomorrow.  You can check out all of the important off-season dates on the Off-Season Calendar.  Here is a quick primer of all of the off-season topics: 40-Man Rosters Teams must reinstate players from the 60-day disabled list by...

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