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The Pittsburgh Pirates handed a six year contract extension to star center fielder Andrew McCutchen that will pay him $51.5 over the next six years, with a club option for the seventh year that will pay him $14.75 million.
The deal can immediately be considered a win for the Pirates, who didn't want to let their biggest star since Barry Bonds leave town as a free agent. McCutchen would have been eligible for arbitration after the 2012 season, and this signing buys out all three of his arbitration years, plus three (possibly four) years of free agency at an average annual value of $8.58 million per season.
In his three full seasons in the majors, McCutchen's career line is .276/.365/.458, and he's amassed 12.9 fWAR. He's hit 51 career homers, and stolen 78 career bases. Since his debut in 2009, McCutchen ranks seventh among all center fielders in fWAR, and the guys ahead of him are mostly certifiable superstars: Matt Kemp, Josh Hamilton, Curtis Granderson, Shane V...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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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 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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...