Found February 16, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Casey McGehee have reached a pre-arbitration deal, per a team press release. The two sides had submitted figures and were set to have a hearing next week, although this deal prevents that hearing. McGehee had submitted a figure of $2.725 M, while the Pirates submitted for $2.35 M. Terms of the agreement between the two sides aren’t known. The mid-point was $2,537,500.

Pirates win arbitration case against Garrett Jones; agree with Casey McGehee

Garrett Jones and the Pirates went to arbitration yesterday to determine if he would make $2.25 million or $2.5 million this season. Today, arbitration was ruled in favor of the Pirates and Jones will make $2.25 million. It’s pretty amazing that they couldn’t settle with the two sides being so close, but hey, I guess it saves $250,000. After the Jones ruling, the Pirates avoided...

Pirates win arbitration case with Garrett Jones, settle with Casey McGehee

Via the Pirates Twitter and Rob Biertempfel, the Bucs won their arbitration case against Garrett Jones today (they were at $2.25 million, Jones was at $2.5 million) while settling with Casey McGehee at $2.5375 million, which means they have everyone under contract in advance of pitcher's and catcher's reporting. There was some rumbling online yesterday about the Pirates...

This Date in Pirates History: February 17

On this date in 1912 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded outfielder Vin Campbell to the Boston Braves for outfielder Mike Donlin. Both players were great hitters but neither were loyal to baseball. Campbell was a businessman, Donlin a vaudeville actor and both would leave baseball for periods of time, or hold out for more money, because they knew they could make better money elsewhere...

Jones arbitration ruling expected Thursday

Photo by Mark Olson PITTSBURGH — First baseman Garrett Jones’ arbitration ruling is expected tomorrow, according to the Associated Press. Jones, 30, asked for $2.5 million in his first year of arbitration, the Pirates countered with $2.25 million. Jones made $455,500 during the 2011 season. The Pirates and Jones both stated their cases today in a salary arbitration hearing. The...

The 2012 Annual Will Be Released Next Week

The Pirates Prospects 2012 Annual is expected to be released next week. The book is currently in the final proof and editing process, and should be published by the end of the weekend. The 2012 Annual takes a look at the major league team, with player profiles for every player on the 40-man roster, and every player invited to Spring Training. We are even prepared to include A.J....

Ohlendorf signs with Red Sox

Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf made just nine starts with Pittsburgh in 2011. PITTSBURGH — Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf signed with the Boston Red Sox today, according to Scott Bradley (via Peter Gammons). The deal is reported to be a minor league contract. Ohlendorf was released by the Pirates in December after an injury plagued 2011 season. The move was to open up a roster spot for...

McCutchen chats on Intentional Talk

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen had a skype interview on Intentional Talk today on MLB Network. Hosts Chris Rose and Kevin Millar kept it fun and light, not really talking much about the season. Here’s a few of the highlights: On getting anxious for spring training: “I’m ready to get started. I’ve been working hard. I’m ready to get with my teammates again, be...

Pirates Round Table Podcast: Episode 3

Jon from McEffect, Brian from Raise the Jolly Roger, Cory from Three Rivers Burgh Blog, and myself are back at it with the third of our weekly installments of the Pirates Round Table Podcast. We discuss a little bit of everything going on from A.J. Burnett to Gustavo Nunez. Definitely worth a listen. It will be up on iTunes shortly. Click here to listen/download. Also on iTunes. 

Pirates Beat Jones Into Oblivion, Settle With McGehee

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won their arbitration case against 1B Garrett Jones, saving the team a whopping $225,000 bucks.  Somehow the two sides were not able to bridge that insurmountable gap and the Pirates were able to convince an arbitrator that Jones sucks slightly less than he thinks he does. I’m not sure why the [...]

Panel rules for Pirates in Jones salary arbitration

A salary arbitration panel today ruled in favor of the Pirates' $2.25 million offer to Garrett Jones, the team said

Pirates, Jones, make arbitration cases

Garrett Jones and the Pirates argued their cases in a salary arbitration hearing today, according to the Associated Press.

Bucs win Jones case, make deal with McGehee

An arbitration panel has ruled in favor of the Pirates in their hearing with Garrett Jones, announcing on Thursday morning its decision that the outfielder/first baseman be paid $2.25 million for the 2012 season.
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