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03-11-2010, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Skraut View Post
Of course the Pirates are going to be cost conscious. They're payroll is $50 million, and have to compete against teams spending $180 million.

Is the extra $5m, $10m, or even $25m going to make that much of a difference? They're still less that HALF of other teams.

When you can't play with the big boys it doesn't make sense to throw more money away just for ***** and grins.
$50 million?

At the end of last season the Pirates payroll was under $20 million.

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