Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One Down, One To Go

Joel Hanrahan bypassed arbitration for 2011 and signed a one year deal with the Pirates today that the beat guys say is worth $1.4M. Sounds fair; we thought given the market he'd be in the $1.5M range.

He joins prior arbitration signers Ronny Cedeno ($1.85M), Jeff Karstens ($1.1M) and Wil Ledezma ($700K). Ledezma was lost to the Blue Jays, and other arbitration-eligible dudes that moved on were Zach Duke (to Arizona) and Delwyn Young (to Philadelphia), along with released and as of yet unsigned Andy LaRoche and Lastings Milledge.

Now there's one to go: RHP Ross Ohlendorf. Ohlie is coming off an injury and snake bitten 2010 campaign. He went 1-11 with a 4.07 ERA, following a very nice 11-10, 3.92 ERA effort in 2009. It'll be interesting to see what the final contract looks like.

The last Buc to go through arbitration, BTW, was Jack Splat in 2004. He won a $1.8M deal, $400K more than the FO offered.

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