All posts tagged "Scott Olsen"

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    2011 Spring Training Battles: 5th Starter Spot

    Morton is one of the front runners in the battle for the 5th starter role out of Spring Training. It seems strange to start an article about the 5th starter battle with this statement, but here goes: far too much is made about the 5th starter out of Spring Training. For one,...

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    The 2011 Bullpen

    Hanrahan is a much stronger option this off-season, but the rest of the bullpen is unsettled. A year ago at this time, the 2010 bullpen was largely incomplete, consisting only of Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Javier Lopez, and a few minor signings competing for spots, such as Wilfredo Ledezma, Vinnie Chulk, Jack...

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    Highlights From Frank Coonelly’s MLB.com Chat

    Frank Coonelly held his monthly chat on MLB.com this afternoon.  You can read the transcript here.  Some of the highlights of the chat: -Coonelly mentions that the Pirates are looking to add a bullpen piece or two.  He also said that adding Kevin Correia, and adding Scott Olsen to compete for the...

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    What Do the Pirates Have in Their 2011 Rotation?

    Yesterday I looked at the average production around the majors from each spot in the rotation.  To recap, the numbers from each spot: League Average #1: 3.10 ERA #2: 3.61 ERA #3: 4.15 ERA #4: 4.62 ERA #5: 5.69 ERA Average of the Top 15 Rotations #1: 2.84 ERA #2: 3.31 ERA...

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    Contract Details for Correia, Olsen, and Fields

    Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for three of the newly signed Pirates: Kevin Correia Correia can earn up to $4 M in 2012. As we know, Correia will receive a $2 M signing bonus, and $3 M annual salaries in 2011 and 2012.  He also has the following incentives and performance...

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    The Off-Season Additions and the Prospects in the Wings

    What does the two year deal for Diaz say about the ETA for the internal right field options? The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the 2011 off-season with holes at first base, right field, shortstop, and the starting rotation.  So far they have added Lyle Overbay to fill the first base role, Matt Diaz...

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    The Pirates Have Upgraded, But How Much?

    The Pirates have upgraded this off-season, but by how much? In 2004 I was in college, and at the same time managing a local movie theatre.  Because of this job, I saw movie previews all the time, knew the release dates of movies months in advance, and got to watch the movies...

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    Poll: Winter Meetings Additions

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added four players during the Winter Meetings this past week, signing Kevin Correia, Matt Diaz, and Scott Olsen, and selecting Josh Rodriguez in the Rule 5 draft.  Which player was your favorite addition? ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of...

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    Pirates Officially Sign Scott Olsen

    The Pirates officially signed Olsen. The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially signed left hander Scott Olsen, according to the team's Twitter feed.  We learned yesterday that Olsen received a one year deal for $500,000, with up to $3 M in performance bonuses.  We also learned that the deal includes a club option for...

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    2010 Winter Meetings Recap

    The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are clearly a big deal.  All you have to do is look at the amount of transactions and news around the league over the last four days to see this.  The meetings get the most attention during the off-season, and because of that, they often receive...

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