Posts by Ethan Hullihen

Examining the Nick Burdi Situation

Analysis
Nick Burdi is kind of like a unicorn. Sometimes a Rule 5 draftee will need part of a second season to meet the 90-day required stay on the active roster to shed the tag—but three plus seasons? I am not going to try and look it up—nor would I even…

A First Look Payroll Projection for 2021

Payroll
The 2020 season is officially in the books, so it’s finally time to get the offseason started. It’s my favorite time on the baseball calendar, but the best part of it—for me at least—is updating my payroll estimate whenever a move happens. In order to do that, I must have…

MLB Trade Rumors Release 2021 Arbitration Projections

Payroll
Like manna from heaven, MLB Trade Rumors released their arbitration projections for the 2021 season today. If you follow me on Twitter, you already know I’ve been on the lookout for these, as they released estimates for prior offseasons on October 10th, 9th, and 10th of 2019, 2018, and 2017,…

Breaking Down the Pirates’ 2020 Year-End Payroll

Payroll
A payroll lower than anything the Pittsburgh Pirates have fielded since at least 2000 could be interesting to talk about in some fashion, right? Of course, it’s only that low because of prorated salaries over the 60-game regular season; otherwise, it would fall in the range of the 2013 season,…

Pittsburgh Pirates Service Time and Options for the 2020 Season

Payroll
With the season officially in the rearview mirror, it’s my favorite time on the baseball calendar—the offseason. That means one of the first items on my personal agenda is updating my spreadsheets with the days of service for every Pittsburgh Pirate remaining in the organization, as well as updating options…

How Much Payroll Can the Pirates Trade Away?

Payroll
With the trade deadline less than a week away, it’s time to start seriously considering what kind of pieces the Pittsburgh Pirates have to trade. With the deadline being anything but normal this season, it’s fair to ask what kind of activity—if much of any—will happen on August 31st. There…

Is Ke’Bryan Hayes Time Almost Upon Us?

Payroll
Today marks the twentieth day of the truncated Major League Season, and aside from being a cause for celebration for making it through almost a third of the way through this crazy season, it also marks an important transactional milestone. For the likes of Nate Pearson, Nick Madrigal, Jo Adell,…