Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 3/5/12

23 June 2009: Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) fields a fly ball during the Cleveland Indians 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo via Newscom

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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 be a good sign. McCutchen is worth that kind of money; frankly, the Pirates would have to be pretty hard-headed and tight-fisted to try and haggle him down from that level and really, my biggest question for a while has been if McCutchen wanted to sign this kind of deal. The fact that he was willing to sign away two years of free agency meant that the Pirates pretty much had to match his asking price, so long as it was reasonable. A few days later and now it looks like they will. Sanserino's report  pegs the deal at almost exactly the same as Upton's and Bruce's, but the Pirates managed to get an option year as w...
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