Ohlendorf Wins Arbitration Hearing

According to Colin Dunlap, Ross Ohlendorf has won his arbitration case against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The decision means that Ohlendorf will receive $2.025 M for his 2011 salary.  That’s a raise of $1,586,000 over his 2010 salary, and an extra $625,000 over the $1.4 M the Pirates were offering. The 2011 40-man roster/payroll projection is updated.  The Pirates are now right under $40 M with this change. Going forward, there...

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Pirates and Ohlendorf Go To Arbitration

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweets that the arbitration hearing between Ross Ohlendorf and the Pittsburgh Pirates is today.  The two sides exchanged figures a few weeks ago, with the Pirates submitting a $1.4 M figure, and Ohlendorf submitting a $2.025 M figure. The Pirates can still sign Ohlendorf up until the minute before the arbitration hearing begins.  If the hearing takes place, both sides will argue their case for their...

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How Can the Pirates Improve Internally?

Any time a move is made during the off-season, the same question gets brought up: how does this improve the team for the following season?  The entire off-season is full of this sort of analysis of the following year, usually consisting of a comparison between the team from the end of the previous season, and the projected roster for the beginning of the next season.  In this analysis, there is one flaw that I notice: the idea that...

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Pirates and Ohlendorf Exchange Figures

After signing Joel Hanrahan to a one year deal earlier today, the Pittsburgh Pirates are left with one arbitration eligible player who is without a deal for the 2011 season: Ross Ohlendorf.  Ohlendorf and the Pirates exchanged figures yesterday, after the two sides were unable to reach a deal.  According to Colin Dunlap, Ohlendorf submitted a $2.025 M figure for the 2011 season, while the Pirates submitted $1.4 M. From here, there are...

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Pirates Exchange Figures With Hanrahan and Ohlendorf Tomorrow

The Pittsburgh Pirates will exchange arbitration figures with Joel Hanrahan and Ross Ohlendorf tomorrow, moving them one step closer to getting all of their arbitration eligible players under contract.  A quick refresher on the arbitration process from this point on for Hanrahan and Ohlendorf: -The Pirates and the individual players will exchange salary figures for the 2011 season. -Arbitration hearings take place from February...

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