All posts tagged "Scott Olsen"

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    Scott Olsen Contract Details

    Olsen will receive $500,000 in 2011. Jerry Crasnick reports that Scott Olsen has accepted his deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and will make $500,000 in 2011, with the chance to earn up to $3 M in performance bonuses based on starts.  Crasnick also adds that the deal includes a $4 M club...

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    Are the Pirates Building Trade Depth?

    With the Pirates looking at relievers, it increases the chances that Hanrahan could be traded this off-season. It's hard to draw any conclusions about the projected 2011 roster this early in the off-season, but after two days of the MLB Winter Meetings there are two trends that suggest the Pittsburgh Pirates could...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Platoons

    The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal. The lone move the Pittsburgh Pirates made on day two was the signing of outfielder Matt Diaz.  The Pirates were reported to have interest in Diaz last week after he was non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves.  The signing of Diaz raises an interesting...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: It’s All About Pitching

    The Washington Nationals made a huge splash on the free agent market on Sunday, announcing a seven year, $126 M deal with outfielder Jayson Werth.  The deal has gotten a lot of attention, both due to the impact of the signing on the free agent market, and the statement the Nationals made....

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    Thoughts on Scott Olsen

    The Pirates got started on improving the starting rotation today, but their first move was an uninspiring one. The team has reportedly agreed to terms with pitcher Scott Olsen. So what sort of boost should we expect Olsen to provide the Pirates’ starting rotation?

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    Pirates Close to Signing Scott Olsen

    The Pirates have agreed to a one year deal with Olsen. The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to making their first addition of the off-season, agreeing to sign Scott Olsen to a one year, incentive laden deal, per Jennifer Langosch.  The deal is not official yet, and is contingent on Olsen passing a...

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    2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Meetings Preview

    The 2010 MLB Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow, and run through Thursday afternoon, finishing off with the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  Leading up to the meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to a lot of free agents, but have yet to make a move, outside of letting a few players from...

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    The Pirates Should Do Nothing This Off-Season

    Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates lost out on their top free agent target, Jorge De La Rosa, after the left hander signed an incredibly player friendly deal to remain in Colorado.  Now that De La Rosa is gone, the focus shifts to some of the other names the Pirates are pursuing.  Honestly, looking...

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    Pirates ‘Deeply Interested’ in Scott Olsen

    The Pirates are "deeply interested" in Olsen. According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates are "deeply interested" in former Washington Nationals starter Scott Olsen.  Olsen was outrighted off of the Nationals' roster earlier this month, and the left hander chose free agency. Olsen had his best season in 2008, with a 4.20...

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