Pirates Non-Tender Milledge, Diaz, Veal, and Burres

The Pittsburgh Pirates have non-tendered four players prior to the non-tender deadline, letting go of Lastings Milledge, Argenis Diaz, Donald Veal, and Brian Burres.  Milledge was the only one of the group of four who was arbitration eligible, becoming eligible for the first time this year. The non-tender of Milledge is a bit of a surprise, as he had some strengths, despite a sub-par 2010 season.  Milledge had a .277/.332/.380 line in...

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Pirates non-tender Milledge, Burres, Veal, Diaz

Per Dejan Kovacevic:

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Hanrahan and Ohlendorf Will be Tendered Offers

Not a big surprise here, but Frank Coonelly mentioned in his chat today that Ross Ohlendorf and Joel Hanrahan would both be tendered offers before tonight’s midnight deadline.  Ohlendorf is Super Two eligible, while Hanrahan is in his first normal year of arbitration. According to Coonelly, the Pirates are trying to work out pre-arbitration deals with their remaining players, Lastings Milledge, Ronny Cedeno, and Jeff Karstens....

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Coonelly: Ohlendorf, Hanrahan will be tendered

From Frank Coonelly’s chat this afternoon:

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Non-Tender Deadline Preview

The non-tender deadline is tonight, Thursday night, at midnight.  Teams must decide whether to tender their arbitration eligible players contracts, or non-tender them and allow them to become free agents.  This can lead to some potential trades, as one team’s non-tender candidate can be another team’s treasure.  The Pirates shouldn’t have any big surprises with their internal decisions, but don’t be surprised...

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