Tag: Frank Coonelly

Revisiting Frank Coonelly’s Arbitration Comments

Friday was kind of like Christmas to me. I got to update my payroll spreadsheet with official salary figures for the eight players on...

First Pitch: The Pirates Have Parted Ways With Frank Coonelly

The Pirates and Frank Coonelly have mutually agreed to part ways, according to Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette and confirmed by multiple other reports. Editor's...

An Early Look at an Estimated 2020 Payroll

Once any realistic hopes are gone for playoff contention, there’s not much left to look forward to in sports, especially if a team falls...

Where Do Revenue Sharing Funds Go?

As one of the slowest times on the sports calendar, the Major League Baseball All-Star break brings about a lull that often leads to...

Gajtka: Numbers Say Pirates Fans Aren’t Dead, Just Hibernating

The numbers beggared belief, but they were real. According to reporting by Maury Brown of Forbes.com, of the 29 Major League Baseball franchises, the Pirates attracted...

First Pitch: The Narrative About the Pirates Payroll, and Facts About...

One of the most popular topics in Pittsburgh surrounding the Pirates is Bob Nutting and how much money he should be spending. It's not...

First Pitch: The Only Thing About TV Revenue That Matters

The controversy surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates' local TV deal is a strange one. The Pirates are considered a small market team, or low revenue...

Frank Coonelly Fighting for Small Market Teams Against the Yankees

I've talked a bit on here about the changes that have been discussed for the posting system for Japanese players. If you're unfamiliar with...

Huntington’s Deals Indicative of Focus Beyond 81 Wins

The streak is over. It ended Tuesday with a bang, after Travis Snider's pinch-hit, go-ahead home run in the ninth inning. Now, Pirates fans can...

Frank Coonelly: Pirates Plan Payroll Increase, Ticket “Price Adjustments”

The Pirates plan to increase their Major League payroll next season, team president Frank Coonelly told Pirates Prospects. The team has raised overall salary for...

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The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...