Francisco Liriano Made $2 M in Performance Bonuses This Year
Sep22

Francisco Liriano Made $2 M in Performance Bonuses This Year

While writing last night’s First Pitch, I took a moment to see what Francisco Liriano’s restructured deal actually paid him. Originally, Liriano signed a two-year, $12.75 M deal. After breaking his arm, the deal was restructured as a one year, $1 M deal with a lot of performance bonuses. Last night I was reminded that Liriano has reached a lot of those bonuses this season. Last year we learned the details of...

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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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