The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they have agreed to terms with all 21 of their un-signed players on the 40-man roster. The list of players is as follows.
This is pretty much just a formality, since these players all have less than three years of service time, and have to take whatever amount the Pirates offer. That is usually close to the league minimum. The salary amounts aren’t known at the moment, and usually aren’t revealed until USA Today releases the figures on Opening Day. However, the amounts shouldn’t make much of a change over the current 2015 payroll projection.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.
Remember when some players would symbolically refuse to sign and then guys like Jake at Bucco Blog would rant about how cheap the Nuttings were…
Good times, good times…