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    Pirates sign P Snell to new 3 yr deal

    Snell and Pirates agree to 3-year contract worth at least $8 million

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP)—Ian Snell and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed Sunday to three-year contract worth at least $8 million, a deal reached five days after the Pirates had unilaterally renewed the pitcher for 2008.


    Snell would have been eligible for salary arbitration after next season. The agreement includes team options for 2011 and 2012.
    “I’m really happy about this because this is where I want to be, with the Pittsburgh Pirates,” Snell said. “This is the organization that gave me a chance to play professional baseball and I want to be here and get this thing back to where it used to be. I want to be here when we start winning again.”
    Pittsburgh selected Snell in the 26th round of the 2000 amateur draft after he graduated from high school in Camden, Del. The 26-year-old right-hander went 9-12 last season with a 3.76 ERA in 32 starts and has a 24-26 record in a major league career that began in 2004.

    Snell led the Pirates with 208 innings last season, and general manager Neal Huntington decided Snell was worth the risk of a multiyear contract.
    “Ian is a great competitor and a very durable pitcher,” Huntington said. “He is in great shape and every single pitch he throws has a purpose behind it. He’s the type of player we want here, the type of player we feel we can win with. It’s a tribute to Ian that he has performed so well that we would want him for at least five more years and hopefully longer than that.”

    Good move, nice to see them hang on to one of their good arms

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    Good move by the Buccos. Snell has been good for them.


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    I swear i almost thought I was reading the same thing about the steelers with farrior....or at least close to it.
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    Now it seems like they're letting some grasp off of the Check Book.



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    good move. he is a solid young pitcher. future yankee or red sox 3rd starter.

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    ... that's my homeboy....makes sense they want to keep their ace..a pitcher with talent who actually wants to be a pirate....doesn't happen every day
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    I'm glad to hear they signed him to a big contract he deserves it.

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    Lets get some talent around him now!!

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    I like Snell and I'm glad he is resigned...I willing to bet he is traded at the trade dead line...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBenGo View Post
    ... that's my homeboy....makes sense they want to keep their ace..a pitcher with talent who actually wants to be a pirate....doesn't happen every day
    True very true.

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