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Pirate Management just doesn't get it


Olendorf has just begun the arbitration process. He has pitched roughly 280 innings for the Pirates over the past two years and recieved a salary of $439,000 each year. Over those two years he has a combined ERA of 4.00. Does it matter if he only had 1 win last year because Pirate management refuses to put a real offense on the field? While I understand baseball is a business like anything else I also believe team chemistry is vital to a winning team. I realize I could be wrong but to me the Pirates should give him his requested 2 million and change and consider him a bargain at that price. Yet instead they are offering him 1.4 million which seems like a slap in the face to a guy who is arguably the workhorse of the staff. What does this do to his moral for his efforts when they throw money at guys like Akimora, Church, Vasquez, etc,etc? They should not be nickel and diming guys who have done well but instead they should be focused on signing players like McCutchen to long term deals.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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