Found March 05, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Rejoice! McCutchen Through 2017!

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug 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...

Report: Pirates, McCutchen reach deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms on a six-year, $51.5 million deal with star center fielder Andrew McCutchen, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported early Monday, citing a source. The contract, which has a club option worth $14.75 million, will buy out McCutchen's remaining arbitration seasons and at least two years of free agency. McCutchen, 25, hit .259 with 23 home runs...

MLB News: Pirates Ink McCutchen to a Long Term Deal

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...

Report: Pirates agree to six-year extension with Andrew McCutchen

From Michael Sanserino at the PG:  Source: #Pirates and Andrew McCutchen agree on a 6-year contract worth $51.5 m with a club option for $14.75 m. — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) March 5, 2012 When word leaked out earlier this week that McCutchen's camp was looking for a deal in the neighborhood of the deals that Jay Bruce and Justin Upton have, I figured that had to...

Pedro Alvarez is key to the Pirates’ future

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...

2012 Fantasy Baseball Updates: McCutchen Signs 6-year deal, Guillen retires & other news

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...

Pirates Lock Up Andrew McCutchen

Continuing Major League Baseball’s trend of breaking news in the middle of the night (thanks guys!), Michael Senserino reported about an hour ago that the Pirates had agreed to a six year, $51 million contract with star center fielder Andrew McCutchen. No need to bury the lede here – this is nothing short of a fantastic signing for the Pirates. Just 25 years old, McCutchen...

Pirates agree to six-year extension with Andrew McCutchen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $51.5mm center fielder Andrew McCutchen, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports. The deal also includes a club option for $14.75mm. The deal will buyout McCutchen's first two years of free agency. Image taken by pmreddick and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.

Pirates 7, Yankees 4

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...

McCutchen Deal Will Be Discount For Pirates

Premium position players don't come cheap nowadays, and players who combine speed and power seem to be particularly pricey on the free agent market. Andrew McCutchen was destined to be one of those high priced free agents in the near future. Instead, the Pittsburgh Pirates made one of their smartest moves in recent years, inking their 25-year-old center fielder to a 6-year, ...

No need to rush on a Neil Walker extension

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...

Pirates “sign” 25 players

The Pirates announced today they have “signed” 25 players from their 40-man roster. That makes every player on the roster under contract for the 2012 season. The reason why “signed” is in quotation marks is because it isn’t really like the players negotiate or have anything to do with this. These are all the players who are not yet eligible for arbitration. The team tells...

Spring Training Gameday vs. Blue Jays

Blue Jays (2-2) at Pirates (2-2) 1:05 PM EST–McKechnie Field, Bradenton Audio:  Here is the Gameday The red-hot Pirates host the Jays today at McKechnie. Today is another online audio game–you can listen with a free account. Here’s the link to find the game.  News and notes:  With Andrew McCutchen on board for six years, is a Neil Walker extension...

FanGraphs Audio: The Weekly Dave Cameron

Episode 149 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...
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