Pirates Exchange Arbitration Figures With Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, and Vance Worley
Jan16

Pirates Exchange Arbitration Figures With Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, and Vance Worley

The Pittsburgh Pirates reachedĀ agreements with nine players today, avoiding arbitration with each player. For all of the details on those deals, check out our post from earlier. The three players who didn’t agree to terms are Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, and Vance Worley. Those players had a 1:00 PM deadline to exchange figures with the Pirates. The Pirates have been described as a “file and trial” team the last few...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With Nine Players; Walker, Alvarez, Worley Headed to Arbitration?
Jan16

Pirates Agree to Terms With Nine Players; Walker, Alvarez, Worley Headed to Arbitration?

Today at 1:00 PM EST is the deadline for arbitration eligible players and teams to exchange arbitration figures. The Pittsburgh Pirates have 12 players who are eligible for arbitration, and all 12 players officially filed on Tuesday. The Pirates will exchange figures with those 12 players today, or the two sides will come to an agreement prior to the exchange. In most cases, the Pirates try to work out a deal with the players before...

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Buster Olney Ranks the Pirates Among the Best Defensive Teams
Jan15

Buster Olney Ranks the Pirates Among the Best Defensive Teams

As was mentioned here yesterday, Buster Olney gave some very favorable rankings for the Pittsburgh Pirates, rating them near the top in baseball for their starting rotation, bullpen and lineup. I mentioned yesterday that their bench would likely rank very high once Jung Ho Kang is signed, but I missed out on the defensive side of things. Olney ranks the Pirates’ defense as the 8th best in the league, the same spot he has their...

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All 12 Arbitration Eligible Pirates Players File on Tuesday
Jan13

All 12 Arbitration Eligible Pirates Players File on Tuesday

All 12 arbitration eligible players from the Pittsburgh Pirates have officially filed for arbitration. The Pirates now have until Friday to either settle with the players or exchange figures. The Pirates have said that they have a “file and trial” system, where if the two sides exchange figures on Friday, they will take the players to a arbitration hearing. The 12 players that filed are Mark Melancon, Neil Walker, Pedro...

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First Pitch: Three Reasons Why the Pirates Don’t Need to Extend Neil Walker Right Now
Jan07

First Pitch: Three Reasons Why the Pirates Don’t Need to Extend Neil Walker Right Now

A Pittsburgh Pirates off-season wouldn’t be complete without rumors that the Pirates were interested in extending Neil Walker. The rumors have already come up this off-season, but I’d b surprised if they actually took place at this point. I also feel there’s little need to extend Walker now. I write about this every time the Walker extension talk comes up. He’s got two years of control remaining, the Pirates...

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