Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Opening Day Payroll

USA Today released their 2012 payroll figures yesterday, which gives us a look at what the league minimum players, and Juan Cruz, are making this year. Those are the only numbers that had previously been left to speculation on the 2012 40-Man Roster/Payroll page. The addition of these numbers gives a good estimate of the Pirates’ 2012 Opening Day payroll. The Pirates start out with a projected $54,372,500 payroll for the 2012...

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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Payroll

All throughout the season we keep a running total of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 40-man roster payroll, factoring in every move that takes place throughout the year. ┬áThe final numbers are unofficial, but give a fairly accurate view of the total payroll. ┬áLast year, the end of the season payroll was estimated to be $42,788,838, which was $1,358,129 off of the actual end of the year payroll, which came out to be $44,146,967. A big...

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Opening Day Payroll Projection

The 2010 40-man roster payroll projection for the opening day roster is now complete.  Thanks to USA Today for the salaries of the league minimum players.  The Pirates are currently projected for a $37,276,750 payroll in 2010.  That number includes the players on the 40-man roster who are not on the 25-man roster, plus the $2 M owed to Ramon Vazquez. Bobby Crosby, Javier Lopez, Brendan Donnelly, Ryan Church, Zach Duke,...

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The Right Time to Spend

Dejan Kovacevic did an interview with Pittsburgh Pirates’ owner Bob Nutting, which was up on the Post-Gazette site yesterday.  In the interview, Kovacevic asked the following question about payroll, with the following response: Q: So, your expectation remains that, if this group becomes competitive, you will be able to someday spend at the level of the Brewers and Reds? A: I think that’s expected. I think it’s...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2009 Opening Day Payroll

USA Today released it’s Opening Day payroll figures today, with the Pirates totaling $48,693,000. That’s almost even with last year’s $48,689,783 figure. I’ve been tracking the 40-man roster payroll during the off-season, and will continue to track this information throughout the year. The USA Today figures only calculate major league players, with only 26 players included (25 active, plus Dumatrait on the DL)....

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