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Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen (OF,PIT)Andrew McCutchen signed a 6 year deal that will pay him $51,500,000. As a general rule I tend to value players who are in a contract year a bit higher and those who just got paid a bit lower. A lot of this thinking is due to my concern that players who want to get paid will continue to work hard, and those who have just gotten paid may slack off. McCutchen, by all accounts, isn’t the type of player who will stop working just because he got paid. I think if the contract has any impact, it will allow him to not worry about the business side and just enjoy playing the game. While I still expect McCutchen to hit around .280 I wouldn’t be surprised if he was a 25/25 guy this season. With that kind if versatility McCutchen is a guy I would take a chance on if I were drafting in the late second round of a 12 team league.Carlos Guillen (3B, SEA) After signing a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners, Guillen suddenly announced his ret...
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If there was absolutely one move the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ownership had to make to give their fans some hope this seemingly endless rebuilding isn’t all for naught, this was it.
After an offseason of stalling and blackballing, the Pirates surprised everyone, christening Spring Training by locking up All-Star CF Andrew McCutchen with a 6-year, $51...
From Guest Blogger: Steven G. Folmar On Monday Pirate fans received some well needed good news with the re-signing of All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a 6-year, $51 Million contract to stay in Pittsburgh. At least that’s what we all hope. But let’s get past the All-Star break just to be safe.Here's to six more years of seeing this! ...
The Pittsburgh Pirates took a real step forward to putting a winner together for the first time in 20 years. The Buccos gave Andrew McCutchen a six year contract extension worth $51.5 million.
The Pirates have been slowly putting together a solid nucleus and this signing could be the real turning point for the franchise. The Pirates have not had a winning season since winning the...
Now that McCutchen is locked up, it is time for Alvarez to shine.
Today was a day for much rejoicing as the Pirates locked up their superstar center fielder, Andrew McCutchen, to an extension that would allow him to stay in Pittsburgh through 2018. It was both a great and necessary move by the club. McCutchen surely looks like he will be around for a while and will spend the prime...
Yesterday morning news out of Seattle Mariners spring training camp was that veteran major league Carlos Guillen has retired at 36.
He reportedly stepped in front of his M's teammates Tuesday morning in a closed clubhouse and told them he was done after 14 seasons.
He tried hard but most could see the writing on the wall. Guillen never got healthy this spring.
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen agreed to a six-year, $51.5 million deal on Monday.
The deal also included a team option for 2018 worth $14.75 million, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
An All-Star last season, McCutchen batted .259 with 23 homers and 89 RBIs.
McCutchen, 25, joins fellow outfielder Jose Tabata as the lone Pirates' players with long-term contracts.
We talked about Andrew McCutchen's six year contract late last night, and now...we're going to talk about it even more! McCutchen is one of the top center fielders in baseball, and there are two other top center fielders reaching the market this offseason: Shane Victorino of the Phillies and Michael Bourn of the Braves. But the thing about those two that may make them a bad...
Andrew McCutchen (credits below) Jay-Z owns a club in New York City called the 40/40 club, named as a nod towards the exclusivity of baseballs’, four member, 40 home run 40 steal, single season. Great name, way to capitalize on that sweet spot of guys who understand wOBA and demand the haughtiest experience in Manhattan. Certainly models are impressed when they learn the name...
Andrew McCutchen had two hits and two RBIs hours after agreeing to a new deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who beat the New York Yankees 7-4 in a spring game on Tuesday.
McCutchen hit a run-scoring single to left off CC Sabathia in the first and doubled in Clint Barmes in the third.
The Pirates and McCutchen announced a $51.5 million, six-year contract for the All-Star center fielder...
Seattle Mariners second baseman Carlos Guillen announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday.The 36-year-old had been struggling with calf tightness in spring training and was limited to 28 games because of knee and wrist injuries last season.Guillen played 14 seasons with the Mariners and Detroit Tigers and is a three-time All-Star.
With the signing of Andrew McCutchen now finalized, many fans are now asking, “Who’s next?” Based on the roster, the easy answer to that question is Neil Walker. Pat Lackey [link] and David Todd [link] and both have pretty opposite view points and both make pretty good points.
Is Neil Walker next in line for an extension?
First off, let’s talk about what we know. Neil Walker...
Blue Jays (2-2) at Pirates (2-2)
1:05 PM EST–McKechnie Field, Bradenton
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The red-hot Pirates host the Jays today at McKechnie. Today is another online audio game–you can listen with a free MLB.com account. Here’s the link to find the game.
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With Andrew McCutchen on board for six years, is a Neil Walker extension...
A mere days before the beginning of Team FanGraphs’ annual pilgrimage to the deserts of Arizona, managing editor Dave Cameron makes his usual Monday appearance. Among the topics discussed: the upcoming SABR Analytics Conference, and a presentation Cameron will be delivering at same; some notes on the Positional Power Rankings being published at the site this week; and...
Jon from McEffect, Brian from Raise the Jolly Roger, Cory from Three Rivers Burgh Blog, and myself are back at it with the sixth of our weekly installments of the Pirates Round Table Podcast.
This week we discuss Andrew McCutchen‘s extension, Neil Walker, the first week of spring training games, wOBA, and other things going on in the world of Pirates baseball.
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