All posts tagged "Jeff Karstens"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Rotation

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Starting Pitching Depth

    With yesterday's news that the Pirates were adding Jonathan Sanchez, and today's news that they're still on track to sign Francisco Liriano, the starting pitching scene is getting crowded. Here is a breakdown of all the options who are either currently on the team, or in the case of Sanchez/Liriano, expected to...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Will Karstens Push Locke and McPherson to Indianapolis?

    Jeff Karstens won't necessarily bump Jeff Locke or Kyle McPherson from the rotation. - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates When the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jeff Karstens last week, a lot of people assumed they were moving on from Francisco Liriano. Now that the team has agreed to a revised deal with Liriano, the...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Make Karstens Signing Official, DFA Zach Stewart

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the signing of Jeff Karstens official, via a team press release. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated right-hander Zach Stewart for assignment. Stewart was acquired earlier this off-season for Kyle Kaminska. The 2013 payroll page has been updated with Karstens' estimated salary. UPDATE...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Is Jeff Karstens Over-Rated or Under-Rated?

    Back at the end of November the Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered right-handed pitcher Jeff Karstens. The move was pretty controversial at the time. Karstens was projected to make $3.8 M through arbitration and was coming off a pretty good year when he was healthy. The starter posted a 3.97 ERA in 90.2 innings,...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Bring Back Jeff Karstens on a One Year Deal

    Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have brought Jeff Karstens back on a one year deal. https://twitter.com/BrinkPG/status/290950241258184704 The decision to non-tender Karstens was a questionable move earlier in the off-season. Karstens has a history of injuries the last few years, but when healthy in the last two years...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Evaluating the Non-Tendered Starting Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for pitching this off-season, and several pitchers just hit the open market as non-tenders. Rob Biertempfel and Tom Singer both reported today that the Pirates have shown interest in several of the non-tendered pitchers, specifically looking at left-handers John Lannan, Tom Gorzelanny, Manny Parra, and right-handers Jair...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Trying to Make Sense of Today’s Moves

    The Pirates had a busy day. They traded Chris Resop, who was arbitration eligible for the second time and projected to make $1.3 M. They also dealt Yamaico Navarro (same link), who wasn't arbitration eligible, but was designated for assignment the other day. They non-tendered Jeff Karstens, then reached a deal with...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Non-Tender Jeff Karstens

    Dejan Kovacevic reports that Jeff Karstens will be non-tendered today. Neal Huntington confirmed this on a conference call about the Russell Martin signing, noting that Karstens has been designated for assignment to make room for Martin, and will be non-tendered tonight. Huntington noted that they tried to work out a pre-tender deal...

  • Analysis
    Who Will Be Tendered an Offer Tomorrow?

    Tomorrow night at midnight is the deadline to tender contracts for the 2013 season. Any player who does not have a contract -- arbitration eligible players and players with 1-3 years of service time -- must be tendered an offer by the deadline, or be non-tendered. If a player is non-tendered, he...

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