Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Catcher
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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Catcher

It was almost one year ago that the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Russell Martin to a two-year deal. The move ended up being outstanding, although it wasn’t seen as an earth shattering move at the time. Some pointed to Martin’s .211 batting average the previous year. Some felt that a combination of Tony Sanchez and Michael McKenry could do the same as Martin for cheaper. Some worried about Martin’s numbers declining. I...

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Deadline For Arbitration to Ranked Free Agents Is Today

The new collective bargaining agreement will eliminate Type A and Type B free agents next year.  Fortunately for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the system is still in place this year, as they have four Type B free agents, with the potential to get a few first round compensation picks in the 2012 MLB draft. In order to get a pick, the Pirates must offer arbitration to their ranked free agents by the end of the day today.  If the player...

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Ryan Doumit Signs With Twins

According to Jerry Crasnick, Ryan Doumit has signed a deal with the Minnesota Twins for $3 M plus undisclosed performance bonuses.  The move means that the Pirates will get a compensation pick in between the first and second rounds of the 2012 draft.

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Ryan Doumit Expected to Make Decision Today

We’ve heard for the last week that former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit was expected to sign a deal before the end of November.  Jerry Crasnick has an update today that Doumit is down to two American League teams, and is expected to make a decision today.  What this means for the Pirates is that they’d get a compensation pick between the first and second rounds of the 2012 draft.  The deadline to offer arbitration...

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Ryan Doumit Could Sign a Deal Soon

Jerry Crasnick has an update on Ryan Doumit via Twitter, noting that Doumit could sign a deal in the next few days.  Crasnick noted that Doumit received two more offers today.  He also added that the interest has mostly come from American League teams, although he did receive an offer from an NL team today. Crasnick had an update earlier this week that Doumit was expected to sign before the end of the month.  The other day I explained...

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