All posts tagged "options"

  • Analysis
    The Details on Pedro’s Option

    Why was Alvarez recalled early, and how many options does he have left? There has been some confusion as to why Pedro Alvarez was optioned to the minors yesterday by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Some wondered why he was optioned, despite his official rehab assignment set to end on July 17th.  Some wondered...

  • Analysis
    Exhibit A on Why Player Options Are Bad

    De La Rosa will have Tommy John surgery. Over the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates set out to add to their starting rotation, and made a big push for free agent starter Jorge de la Rosa.  It was reported that the Pirates made a competitive offer for him, although he went to Colorado,...

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    Important Dates In 2011

    At Pirates Prospects, not only do we cover the entire farm system, but we also focus on the business side of the game, specifically tracking the service time, options, waiver rules, trade rules, and the MLB draft.  The rules surrounding these events can be vague, so to clear things up, here are...

  • Analysis
    Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

    Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off of the Opening Day roster.  A lot can, and will, change between now and the end of the 2011 regular season, so that payroll figure is far from...

  • Analysis
    Update On Players Who Are Out Of Options

     Morton is one of a few players who would have to be designated for assignment if he didn't make the Opening Day roster. With a handful of players who are both on the bubble and out of options, the Pirates will be facing some tough roster decisions at the end of...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Spring Training Tracker

    Spring Training doesn't start until the middle of February, but the Pittsburgh Pirates are already getting their roster ready with minor league contracts and non-roster invitees.  The tracker below can be used to keep tabs on which players have received invites to Spring Training, and the chances each player has of making...

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    2011 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

              NOTES: All salaries in bold are official. All ages are as of the start of the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates season. Players in the minor leagues make $32,500 in their first year on the 40-man roster, $67,300 in their second year, and $97,500 in their third year. Any...

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