14 Boom or Bust Pirates Who Could Make a Difference in 2014
Dec31

14 Boom or Bust Pirates Who Could Make a Difference in 2014

One year ago today, I wrote an article about the 13 Boom or Bust Players Who Could Make a Difference in 2013. The Pittsburgh Pirates had a lot of players last off-season who had a chance to be a top performer, but also came with a risk that they could be as low as a bust. Here were the players I outlined last year, and the results in 2013. 2013 Results Hitters Starling Marte: 4.6 WAR Travis Snider: -0.6 WAR Jerry Sands: Triple-A Jose...

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Pirates Leaning Toward Staying In-House For Right Field
Dec09

Pirates Leaning Toward Staying In-House For Right Field

Last week I wrote that it looked like the Pirates were going to stay internal for right field in 2014. Neal Huntington all but confirmed that in his meeting with the media today, as reported by Rob Biertempfel. #pirates GM Huntington on right field situation: "We're leaning toward staying in-house." — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 9, 2013 The Pirates traded for Jaff Decker a few weeks ago, adding one...

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First Pitch: Looks Like the Pirates Will Stay In House For Right Field
Dec05

First Pitch: Looks Like the Pirates Will Stay In House For Right Field

Heading into the off-season, it looked likely that the Pittsburgh Pirates could stay in-house in right field, rather than going after a free agent. If there was any doubt about that plan, it was removed on Monday when they tendered a contract to Travis Snider. By tendering a contract, the Pirates are guaranteeing that Snider will be on the team next year, and likely making $1.4 M. They also acquired Jaff Decker earlier in the...

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Pirates Tender All Eligible Players, Including Travis Snider
Dec03

Pirates Tender All Eligible Players, Including Travis Snider

The Pittsburgh Pirates have tendered all of their eligible players, including Travis Snider. Snider looked like a non-tender candidate, especially with Jose Tabata, Andrew Lambo and Jaff Decker on the 40-man roster. The Pirates can still try and work out a trade at some point this off-season. He is projected to make $1.4 M in arbitration. Along with Snider, the Pirates tendered offers to everyone else currently on the 40-man roster....

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Who Will Be Tendered a Contract by the Pirates Today?
Dec02

Who Will Be Tendered a Contract by the Pirates Today?

Tonight (Monday night) at midnight is the deadline to tender contracts for the 2014 season. Any player who does not have a contract — arbitration eligible players and players with 1-3 years of service time — must be tendered an offer by the deadline, or be non-tendered. If a player is non-tendered, he immediately becomes a free agent. The tender deadline isn’t a big deal for guys making the league minimum. Those guys...

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