USA Today has released their 2013 salary database, giving us a look at the league minimum salaries. That is always the final thing needed for the 2013 40-man payroll page. I've updated the payroll page with the new numbers, and the Pirates will be entering the season with an estimated payroll of just over $67 M. Click the 40-man link to view the details. A few notes:
**The payroll doesn't account for in-season moves. In the last two years the Pirates have added about $8 M or more in-season. So the final payroll could easily be in the $70-75 M range.
**In the past I counted the bonus for one season. For example, Jason Grilli received a $500,000 bonus, so I would include that in year one of his deal, and have nothing in year two. Most sites (Cot's, USA Today) spread the bonus out over ...
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