Everyone avoids arbitration

Here are the numbers (they're all one-year deals): 

Neil Walker – $5.75 million

Pedro Alvarez – $4.25 million

Mark Melancon – $2.6 million

Gaby Sanchez – $2.3 million

Vin Mazzaro – $950,000

This is all more or less within the range of expected values, with Walker getting a bit more money than expected and Melancon getting a little bit less. It's certainly nice for the Pirates to get this way today and to not have any arbitration cases hanging over them as they get ready for camp. 

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.