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Thursday, April 07, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates, 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes reportedly agree to eight-year, $70 million deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates are building around third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes.

The Pirates and Hayes, 25, have come to terms on a new eight-year, $70 million deal pending Hayes passing a physical, according to multiple reports. A formal announcement isn’t expected until the team’s home opener on April 12, according to The Associated Press.

It is the largest contract agreement in franchise history.

Hayes struck out in the first inning of Thursday’s season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals and was removed from the game in the bottom of the inning with a spasm of his left forearm, the Pirates said, adding that he is considered day-to-day. Hayes was limited to 96 games in 2021 because of a left wrist injury.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 07, 2022 at 10:38 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: April 08, 2022 at 08:32 AM (#6070821)
How much of this is locking in young talent that they think will grow in results in the years to come...and how much of this is desperation to tell the fans that they are actually spending money, have a plan and core of young players, and that they should be excited about all of this?

I do not watch Pirates baseball (not an exclusive club, I know...), so I've not seen Hayes much. His stats, outside of about 100 PAs during the COVID season, are pretty "eh". Even his minor league stats are fine, but not, "We can't let this guy go!". Am I missing something here?
   2. salvomania Posted: April 08, 2022 at 09:11 AM (#6070827)
He's supposedly a phenomenal defensive third baseman as well.
   3. JL72 Posted: April 08, 2022 at 09:49 AM (#6070829)
How much of this is locking in young talent that they think will grow in results in the years to come...and how much of this is desperation to tell the fans that they are actually spending money, have a plan and core of young players, and that they should be excited about all of this?


This seems like a little of both. While not very young, there is still some potential for growth. But even if he never gets any better, he is only taking up $8.75M/yr. That is not exactly an albatross contract.
   4. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: April 08, 2022 at 10:48 AM (#6070835)
Hayes' middle name is Kobe, and he was born in January 1997, a few months into Kobe Bryant's rookie season.
   5. sanny manguillen Posted: April 08, 2022 at 11:21 AM (#6070843)
How much of this is locking in young talent that they think will grow in results in the years to come...and how much of this is desperation to tell the fans that they are actually spending money, have a plan and core of young players, and that they should be excited about all of this?


They've given early extensions to many players - McCutchen, Marte, Polanco, Harrison, McLouth, even Jose Tabata. The timing's probably somewhat calculated - announcing on Opening Day might sell some tickets before the season's gone south.

   6. sunday silence (again) Posted: April 08, 2022 at 12:15 PM (#6070852)
I think its a very good extension, every seems to think Hayes is the real deal.

They also picked up Jake Marisnick just before opening day. last year he still had enuf foot speed to be in the upper 25% of CFers, so at 31 maybe he can still cover center.

SOme sources say they are trying to extend Brian Reynolds as well which would be good news.
   7. Itchy Row Posted: April 08, 2022 at 06:18 PM (#6070908)
Hayes' middle name is Kobe, and he was born in January 1997, a few months into Kobe Bryant's rookie season.
bb-ref says his brother Tyree's middle name is "B." He was born 8-8-88, so maybe it's a tribute to the first scheduled night game at Wrigley somehow. Tyree was born about a month before their dad made his MLB debut.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: April 08, 2022 at 11:11 PM (#6070934)
It is the largest contract agreement in franchise history.

That's just embarrassing.
   9. Russ Posted: April 11, 2022 at 11:54 AM (#6071152)
That's just embarrassing.


Embarrassing, but not surprising in the least.

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