Yesterday was the deadline for teams and arbitration eligible players to exchange salary figures for arbitration. The Pittsburgh Pirates reached pre-arbitration deals with six of the eight eligible players, and exchanged figures with the remaining two players. Here is a look at how each player did through arbitration, looking at the MLBTR estimates and the actual money that the players received.
Original Estimate: $4 M
Amount Paid: $4.1 M
Hanrahan’s amount paid was close to his expected value. He’s following the same path that Heath Bell took through arbitration. Both received $1.4 M in year one. Bell received $4 M in year two, while Hanrahan is getting $100 K more. If the trend continues, Hanrahan will be in line for something in the $7.5 M range next year, which is what Bell received in year three.
Original Estimate: $3.1 M
Amount Paid: $2.35-2.725 M
The final contract isn’t determined yet, but McGehee will receive less than the $3.1 M estimate. He has ...