All posts tagged "Garrett Jones"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Garrett Jones Seeking Consistency

    Garrett Jones will be part of a platoon at first base heading in to the 2012 season. BRADENTON, Fla. -- First Baseman Garrett Jones said he is looking for more consistency for the 2012 season. Jones saw his average go up and down every month with Pittsburgh last year, .265 in April,...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Competition At First Can Fuel Guys Forward

    Garrett Jones will be part of a platoon at first base heading in to the 2012 season. BRADENTON -- Competition can be a good thing. It can fuel guys forward. Over the offseason, the Pirates acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers for reliever Jose Veras. The Pirates entered Spring Training with a...

  • Analysis
    Jones loses arbitration case to Pirates

    Photo by Mark Olson PITTSBURGH -- First baseman Garrett Jones lost his case to Pittsburgh today and will earn $2.25 million for the 2012 season. This morning the arbitration panel ruled in the favor of the Pirates. The Pirates and Jones each made their cases in front of arbitrators on Wednesday in Florida. Jones, 30, asked...

  • Analysis
    Jones arbitration ruling expected Thursday

    Photo by Mark Olson PITTSBURGH -- First baseman Garrett Jones' arbitration ruling is expected tomorrow, according to the Associated Press. Jones, 30, asked for $2.5 million in his first year of arbitration, the Pirates countered with $2.25 million. Jones made $455,500 during the 2011 season. The Pirates and Jones both stated their...

  • News and Rumors
    Trade Values: A.J. Burnett and Garrett Jones

    There's been a lot of talk lately about the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees discussing a A.J. Burnett trade. A big hold up with any Burnett trade is money, as the right hander is due $33 M total over the next two years, and is coming off two bad seasons...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Exchange Figures With Jones, McGehee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates reached pre-arbitration deals with five players in the last two days, but were unable to come to a deal with their final two players. The club exchanged arbitration figures today with those two players: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. According to the figures produced by Rob Biertempfel, the sides...

  • News and Rumors
    Do the Pirates Need a First Baseman?

      Derrek Lee is one of the first base options who are waiting on Prince Fielder to sign. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports took a look at five off-season stories that will carry over in to the 2012 calendar year.  The first two on his list were the first base market,...

  • Top Stories
    Analyzing the Non-Tender Deadline

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a somewhat busy day today. They swapped arbitration eligible players with the Milwaukee Brewers, reached a pre-arbitration deal with Jason Grilli, non-tendered Pedro Ciriaco and Jason Jaramillo, and tendered offers to the rest of the players who were without contracts in 2012. In the biggest move of the...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Have Eight Arbitration Decisions Due Today

    The deadline to tender offers to arbitration eligible players is at midnight tonight. The Pittsburgh Pirates have eight players who are eligible for arbitration. Here is a rundown of what to expect by the end of the night, along with projected arbitration values, as projected by MLB Trade Rumors. Joel Hanrahan -...

  • News and Rumors
    Winter Meetings Day One: Who’s On First?

    Lee is unlikely to accept arbitration by Wednesday's deadline. Coming in to the winter meetings, it was clear that the biggest need for the Pittsburgh Pirates was at first base.  The team saw strong defensive additions at catcher and shortstop already this off-season, although the strong defense doesn't come with much offense...

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