Found February 09, 2013 on Pirates Prospects:
As if Francisco Liriano’s situation wasn’t already strange, his new contract adds a twist. The left-hander previously agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M deal. After his fall in the bathroom, Liriano’s deal was revised, and finally made official today. The new agreement was a one year deal with a vesting option for 2014. Tom Singer was the first to mention that Liriano’s new deal only guarantees him $1 M in 2013. That bathroom fall cost Liriano quite a sum: Per sources, his deal guaranteed for $1M (from original $12.75M) with $11.75M in option/bonuses — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) February 9, 2013 Bill Brink had more details, which are outlined in his article on the Post-Gazette. The basics: **Liriano could earn an additional $3.75 M in 2013 based on days spent on the DL. **Liriano has an $8 M option in 2014 that could vest at $5 M, $6 M, or $8 M, depending on his 2013 DL time. **If his deal vests for less than $8 M in 2014, he can make up the difference based on games started in 2014. So...

Francisco Liriano officially a Pirate…finally

We can finally forget all the drama and confusion that surrounded Francisco Liriano‘s status for the past month-plus…he’s officially a Pirate now. Liriano passed his physical and is on the roster (Vin Mazzaro was outrighted to AAA to clear a spot). His contract is unique due to his broken right humerus, and honestly it’s better (and by that I mean less risky) for the Pirates...

Francisco Liriano and Pirates finalize deal

  The deal between Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates has been finalized. Liriano will be guaranteed only $1 million during the 2013 season with a vesting option for 2014. Incentives in the deal could push the total of Liriano’s deal to the previously announced total of $12.75 over two-years. Liriano, 29, injured hi non-throwing arm with a fall in the bathroom after...

Pittsburgh Pirates ink SP Francisco Liriano to a one-year deal

Francisco Liriano finally completed his deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, but it’s not the deal he was originally hoping for. The two sides had agreed to a two-year deal in December worth a reported $14 million dollars pending a physical. However, that deal fell through when Liriano broke his non-throwing arm over the holidays. The terms of Liriano’s deal are a reported...

Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A

The Francisco Liriano deal was finalized today as a major league deal. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates outrighted right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A. Mazzaro was acquired from the Kansas City Royals earlier in the off-season, along with Clint Robinson, in exchange for rookie ball pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico. Mazzaro was out of options. He will now...

Pirates, Francisco Liriano finalize agreement

The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million contract with free agent Francisco Liriano  in the middle of December, but the official signing was delayed when the left-hander broke his non-throwing arm in abathroom fall. The Pirates and Liriano were finally able to finalize their agreement yesterday, but the 29-year-old is now only receiving a one-year contract worth...

Francisco Liriano Deal Officially Done

For real this time. Liriano passed physical. Deal with #Pirates finally official. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 8, 2013   It’s gotten to the point where I won’t believe Francisco Liriano is actually a Pirate until I see him in uniform. Still no word yet on the terms of the contract, but I would assume there is some language in there protecting the Pirates if he...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Minor League Camp Schedule

On Monday, pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training. Not long after that, major league camp will start. Shortly after major league camp starts, minor league camp will begin. The schedule and important dates for major league camp are well known, but the minor league camp schedule and dates are harder to find. For those of you who will be going over to Pirate City in your...

Pittsburgh Pirates: Reviewing Neal Huntington’s drafts- 2012, part 2

(Opening image Barrett Barnes; image credit bleacherreport) Read Part 1 of 2012 right here.  It covers the reasons Major League Baseball implemented the draft spending cap, and how the Pirates were the first casualty of the policy, failing to sign 1st round draft pick SP Mark Appel because of it. The previous Huntington draft recaps are found here:     2011     2010    ...

Francisco Liriano Passes Physical

Ken Rosenthal reports that left-hander Francisco Liriano has passed his physical, and that the deal is finally official. Liriano passed physical. Deal with #Pirates finally official. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 8, 2013 There hasn’t been official word from the Pirates, but if he has passed the physical then the only thing remaining would be the press release. It...

2013 Minor League Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (13) | 2011 (19) | 2010 (15) | 2009 (18) | 2008 (26) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [79-83] NL Central AAA: [89-55] International League – Indianapolis AA: [72-70] Eastern League – Altoona A+: [60-77] Florida State League – Bradenton A: [61-79] South Atlantic League – West Virginia A(ss): [35-41] New York-Penn League...

Francisco Liriano is actually finally really a Pirate

Liriano passed physical. Deal with #Pirates finally official.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 8, 2013 You're up, Ray Searage.

Roster Watch: Andrew McCutchen

There is no way Andrew McCutchen is going to make this team. He is a dastardly man.  A man with no regards for his opponents and a man who plays well outside the bounds of common decency. Just look at him!  He is setting up poor Carlos Lee for the Dudley Death Drop. GET THE…

First Pitch: Why Advanced Stats Are Better Than Traditional Stats

If you’ve read this site for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed that we use the WAR stat. A lot. The trade values series is based off WAR (although that wasn’t originally designed by us). We point out WAR when talking about the overall value of a player in a given season, or to compare two different players. We use WAR when estimating what a player will receive through...

Links of the Day 2/9/13

If you have power and live on the east coast, why not read the Rhino and Compass today? Francisco Liriano has a few clauses in his contract…. D-II backboard shattering dunk. Can you find what is wrong with this article? SCOREBOARD Football League Championship Blackburn 1, Ipswich 0 – A full three points! Never mind that the goal was an own goal by Ipswich.
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