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Frank Coonelly shed some light on Giancarlo Stanton’s contract

This weekend during PirateFest in Pittsburgh, Pirates owner Frank Coonelly had some comments about Giancarlo Stanton’s landmark 13-year, $325 million contract. The numbers involved with the deal blow his mind, and he shared an interesting line of thinking from Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson – they firmly expect Stanton to exercise the opt-out in the contract...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Pirates 2015 Payroll Could Be Over $90 M, Which Should Be No Surprise

One of the biggest topics among Pittsburgh Pirates fans is the team payroll. For some, it’s an unavoidable topic due to their market size, but not the main part of the conversation. For others, it’s the conversation, to the point that it seems like all you need to build a winner is spending X amount. Either way, the topic of payroll is news when it comes to the Pirates. Dejan...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates take the #IceBucketChallenge

The Pirates have lost seven in a row and pretty much anything I could write here would be depressing…so…let’s watch them dump ice water on themselves instead! You no doubt know about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now – it’s sweeping the internet and raising a ton of money, which is awesome. Several Pirates participated, as you can watch below. The joke writes itself....
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh hopes to re-sign Russell Martin

President of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Frank Coonelly, says the organization has hopes of re-signing catcher Russell Martin in the near future, per Joe Starkey.Coonelly on prospect of re-signing Russell Martin: "Our interest level is very high."— Joe Starkey (@JoeStarkey1) June 10, 2014#450408684 / gettyimages.com There has not been a lot of news about the re-signing of Russell...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates rumors: Clint Hurdle receives three year extension

Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly announced Saturday afternoon that both Manager Clint Hurdle and General Manager Neal Huntington have received three-year extensions with a club options for the 2018 season. The two managers have led the Pirates through one of the most impressive turn-arounds in recent MLB history.The Pirates front office which includes Coonelly and and...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Ownership cheapness explained in pictures

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug Some visual aides to help fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates come to terms with an utterly disheartening offseason… You might not know Pirates’ Inside Sales Representative Kyle G., but I do.  I know Kyle well.  Ever since I bought two Wild Card game tickets in October, Kyle has been e-mailing me once or twice a month to tell me about all of the GREAT...
Via isportsweb.com
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Coonelly tells Jerry Crasnick the Pirates have 'turned the page' on AJ Burnett

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick talked to Frank Coonelly about AJ Burnett today and Coonelly said what I think a lot of us have been suspecting for a while; the Pirates don't expect AJ Burnett to return to them in 2014, though it sounds to me like they honestly have no idea exactly what his plans are. Here's the key quote:  "We'd love to have A.J. back, but right now we've turned the...
Via WHYGAVS?
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates TV Revenue Might Be $35-40 Million

Recently, Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly made a startling (perhaps by mistake) revelation about the Pittsburgh Pirates TV revenue.  It is commonly held belief that the Pirates rake in around $18-20 MM in TV revenue.  Coonelly suggested at a recent PiratesFest Q&A that the Pirates TV revenue is significantly higher than previously believed. ”Our TV contract places...
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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