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 the Opening Day 25-man roster.  Once Spring Training begins, the tracker will be updated as players are cut...

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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

Shaded players are currently on the 60-day DL, and don’t count towards the 40-man roster, although their salary does count. NOTES: All salaries in bold are official. All ages are as of the start of the 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates season. Players in the minor leagues make $32,500 in their first year on the 40-man roster, $65,000 in their second year, and $97,500 in their third year. Any player with major league service time makes at...

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2009 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

NOTES: 1. All salaries in bold are official.2. All ages are as of the start of the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates season.3. The 2009 payroll estimate includes a $1 M buyout for Matt Morris.4. Donald Veal is a Rule 5 pick from the Cubs. In order to make the team, he has to remain on the major league roster all season. If the Pirates decide at any point not to keep him on the major league roster, he must be offered back to the Cubs for...

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Minor League Options

I’ve updated the minor league options on the 40-man roster and payroll page, as well as the Spring Training Tracker page. There were a few that were wrong before, mainly the veteran guys. I found a site (Sportsnet.ca) which is very detailed with individual player transactions, helping to figure out guys like Jack Wilson, John Grabow, etc. Not that this would matter, as I don’t think the Pirates will be sending any of these...

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