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 reached¬†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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First Pitch: Why it Doesn’t Matter That Pedro Alvarez Isn’t at Mini Camp
Jan16

First Pitch: Why it Doesn’t Matter That Pedro Alvarez Isn’t at Mini Camp

There’s something about mini camp that makes the entire event overblown. Maybe it’s due to the fact that the event is held in the middle of the off-season, during the time period where there is very little baseball news, putting a huge spotlight on the events. Maybe it’s because this is one of the few¬†moments in the off-season where you hear from a lot of players, and hear about their progress. Here is the truth...

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Buster Olney Ranks the Pirates With One of the Top Lineups, Bullpens, and Rotations
Jan14

Buster Olney Ranks the Pirates With One of the Top Lineups, Bullpens, and Rotations

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been getting some favorable ratings in Buster Olney’s rankings of all the MLB teams this week. So far, Olney has rated the top rotations, top bullpens and today he released the top lineups around the game. It hasn’t been covered yet, but the Pirates would also have to rank high among the top benches in the game once Jung-Ho Kang is officially signed. The articles are for ESPN Insiders, so there...

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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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