Tag: options

Pirates’ Service Time Implications After Deal

What better to think about while the world is burning down around us than MLB Service Time, right? Honestly, I was looking forward to...

Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for...

The Details on Pedro’s Option

There has been some confusion as to why Pedro Alvarez was optioned to the minors yesterday by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Some wondered why he...

Exhibit A on Why Player Options Are Bad

Over the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates set out to add to their starting rotation, and made a big push for free agent starter Jorge...

Important Dates In 2011

At Pirates Prospects, not only do we cover the entire farm system, but we also focus on the business side of the game, specifically...

Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off...

Update On Players Who Are Out Of Options

 With a handful of players who are both on the bubble and out of options, the Pirates will be facing some tough roster decisions...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Spring Training Tracker

Spring Training doesn't start until the middle of February, but the Pittsburgh Pirates are already getting their roster ready with minor league contracts and...

2011 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

          NOTES: All salaries in bold are official. All ages are as of the start of the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates season. Players in the minor leagues make $32,500...

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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...