Tag: Starling Marte

Mets Will Reportedly Meet with Pirates Regarding Starling Marte

Jon Heyman is reporting that the New York Mets will meet with the Pittsburgh Pirates regarding outfielder Starling Marte during the Winter Meetings. The Mets recently picked up  outfielder Jake Marisnick from the Houston Astros, but Heyman notes that his acquisition hasn’t affected the interest in Marte for the Mets Starling Marte continues to be […]
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Pirates Announce That They Have Picked Up Options for Starling Marte...

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have picked up the 2020 options for outfielder Starling Marte and right-handed pitcher Chris Archer. Marte will receive $11.5 M next year, while Archer gets $9 M. Roster Moves: The Pirates announced we have exercised the options on the contracts of Starling Marte and Chris Archer for the 2020 […]
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Breaking Down the Pirates’ 2019 Year-End Payroll

With the season behind us, it’s finally time to look at where the payroll ended up for 2019. I’ve been tracking it since Day 1 of the season, and it’s always fun to analyze changes throughout the year. My favorite part of tracking payroll is to compare the official Competitive Balance Tax numbers released after […]
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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 out of contention relatively early. For the Pirates, few individual storylines remain, aside from Bryan Reynolds’ run at a battle title and Rookie of the Year Award. In reality, the rest […]
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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 Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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How Much Payroll Can the Pirates Trade Away?

Well, as Ron Burgundy might say, “That escalated quickly.” This wasn’t a topic I anticipated visiting quite this early, but after the entire pitching staff’s performance has seemingly fallen off a cliff, and twenty losses in their last twenty-nine games (as of June 20th) have the team hovering around last place in the division, it […]
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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Starling Marte Activated from Injured List; Jason Martin Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated center fielder Starling Marte from the injured list on Tuesday, ahead of their two-game series in Texas against the Rangers. To make room on the 25-man roster, outfielder Jason Martin has been optioned to Indianapolis. Marte has been out since a collision with shortstop Erik Gonzalez landed him on the […]
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Starling Marte, Erik Gonzalez and Jordan Lyles All Leave Friday Night’s...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are having a rough Friday night despite being up on the scoreboard. They saw injuries to starting pitcher Jordan Lyles, center fielder Starling Marte and shortstop Erik Gonzalez. Lyles left with a right hand contusion after a ball hit up the middle caught a piece of his pitching hand. Marte and Gonzalez […]
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