Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 2/1/13
The Pirates avoided salary arbitration hearings this year by reaching deals with all their arb-eligible players. James McDonald and Neil Walker agreed to deals yesterday ($3.025M and $3.3M respectively), while Garrett Jones, Gaby Sanchez, and Charlie Morton had already reached deals a few weeks ago. All their salaries are reasonable and within the ranges of most projections, so it looks like the Bucs’ 2013 payroll should end up at about $69M. A few other brief notes, capping a slow couple of weeks: There’s STILL no official word on the Francisco Liriano deal, even though the report of his modified agreement came ten days ago. We’ve seen reports indicating that he broke his humerus in his right arm and another report saying the cause was a fall in the bathroom, but the whole situation remains very sketchy. MLB.com’s Tom Singer noted that a minor-league deal is a possibility. A slew of former Pirates have signed elsewhere over the last couple of days. Forbes to Federal has a summary of them all here.  ROOT Sports will air 5 Bucco Spring Training games. The first broadcast is a month away. Several farm system rankings have been coming out lately, and the Pirates seem to be measuring up pretty well. Pat (WHYGAVS) summarizes and discusses them here.  Pitchers and catchers report in 10 days!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Carmelo Anthony says he's putting his trust in Phil Jackson

Lynn Swann: Calvin Johnson not a Hall of Famer

NFL requiring background checks for combine participants

Rams owner buys massive 520,000-acre Texas ranch

Cam Newton explains why he did not dive on fumble

George Karl’s agent rips Kings, wants broadcaster reprimanded

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Popovich has funny reaction to New Hampshire results

Suns vets pull packing peanut prank on rookie Devin Booker

Teammate gives Manning final completion ball from Super Bowl

Report: Ole Miss Football cited in 13 of 28 department violations by NCAA

Larry Sanders to consider NBA comeback after other interests stabilize

The NCAAB power rankings

Oscillation, thy name is Pablo Sandoval

Mat Latos could be the steal of free agency

WATCH: Blackhawks coach walks out of press conference

Greg McElroy: Cam Newton 'quit on his team'

Tennis umpires secretly banned over gambling issues

WATCH: Dancing Kentucky fan slides down rail, fails

Clemson LB has great response to NFL draft analyst's criticism

Former Aggies QB Kyle Allen reveals culture problems at Texas A&M

Roy Williams collapses during game vs. BC

Panthers TE Greg Olsen shaves off his playoff beard

Derek Fisher thanks Knicks in statement

Miami Heat to honor Shaq by retiring his number 32

Oakland Raiders release Nate Allen

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker