Found November 28, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
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An important part of the offseason is approaching, as teams must decide if they will be tendering contracts to their salary arbitration-eligible players by Friday night. For those unfamiliar with the process, players have three years of arb eligibility after their first three seasons in the majors. If a team tenders them a contract, they’ll receive a moderate raise–either through an agreement between the player and the team, or in a hearing where an arbiter chooses either the team’s or player’s suggested salary. Players that are non-tendered become free agents. The Pirates have eight players that they’ll need to deal with this week: Neil Walker: 1st arb year | 2012: .280/.342/.426 | 2012 salary: $500k | MLBTR projected 2013 salary: $2.9 million Walker will obviously get a contract. The question with him is if (or when) extension talks will heat up. The Bucs control Neil’s rights through 2016 so there is certainly no rush to get anything done, but there was some chatter about it when...
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