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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D.J. Carrasco's Contract

Jennifer Langosch has some interesting details about the performance bonuses in D.J. Carrasco’s contract.  Carrasco is eligible for $300,000 in performance bonuses.  Usually that is based on an appearance structure, either a 50, 55, 60 appearances type setup for a reliever, or 20, 25, 30 starts type setup for a starter. According to Langosch, Carrasco is on a points system that breaks down like this: -1 point for every...

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