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McCutchen locked up for 6 years / $51M

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  • McCutchen locked up for 6 years / $51M

    Great deal for both Andrew and the Pirates. I like this guy a lot and think we've only begun to see his potential.


    It’s a remodeled Andrew McCutchen who is poised to sign a six-year, $51.5 million contract extension with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The new deal – the biggest put together by the Pirates since catcher Jason Kendall’s six-year, $60 million contract signed in 2000 – brings McCutchen into line with outfielders Justin Upton and Jay Bruce, fellow members of the 2005 draft class.
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    great job by the Pirates. He is terrific.


    • #3
      McCutchen is a high level talent. He has the potential to do everything extremely well except, perhaps, throw. His arm is okay, nothing really special. He's very quick and fast, and I think can be a more efficient base stealer than he has shown. PNC hurts him a bit when he tries to pull the ball too much, and he also gets into some bad habits- he's much better off hitting straightaway.

      Three years ago I said he reminds me a lot of Eric Davis. I still stand by that. If healthy, I see McCutchen being a .290- .310 type of guy, with regular 25- 30 HR power.

      By the way, the Pirates actually have him for 7 years, if they choose. They have a team option for 2018 at about $14.75 million. If McCutchen pans out, that will seem like a real bargain.


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