Garrett Atkins and Brian Burres Contract Details

Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for Garrett Atkins and Brian Burres. Atkins will receive an $800,000 salary in the majors.  He also has the following incentives based on plate appearances: $25,000 each for 300, 350, and 400 PAs, $50,000 each for 425, 450, 475, and 500 PAs.  He also has the usual awards incentives.  Atkins can request his release if he’s not on the roster on April 1st or June 1st, giving him two...

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Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens Contract Details

Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens, who each agreed to one year deals prior to the December 2nd non-tender deadline, thus avoiding arbitration. Karstens will make $1.1 M, which is a figure we already knew.  However, Langosch adds that he can make $25,000 if he makes 20 starts, and another $25,000 if he makes 25 starts.  Karstens stepped up in the rotation last year to make 19 starts. Cedeno...

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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

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Carrasco Is Cashing In

D.J. Carrasco plays many roles in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen.  He pitches long relief when a starter goes down early.  He’s a mop up guy when the team is either really far behind, or really far ahead.  He pitches in both clutch situations or less important middle relief roles.  He can also start, although he has yet to do that this year.  Carrasco is basically a utility pitcher, and a good one at that. This explains...

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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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