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Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will make $11 million next year, $13 million in 2016 ...

MLB notebook: Pirates’ Liriano receives $2 million signing bonus

Francisco Liriano gets a $2 million signing bonus as part of his $39 million, three-year contract with the Pirates. The left-hander will receive an $11 ...
KFFL Dec 15, 2014

Pirates | Francisco Liriano contract breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will make $11 million next year, $13 million in 2016 ...

Pirates finalize Liriano’s 3-year, $39 million deal

The Pirates officially announced the re-signing of Francisco Liriano on Friday. His three-year, $39 million deal is the largest free agent contract in club history. ...
Rotoworld Dec 12, 2014

Pirates make Liriano's new contract official - Francisco Liriano (S) Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates re-signed LHP Francisco Liriano to a three-year, $39 million contract.

Twinsights: Ervin Santana-type value has been rare for Twins in recent years

SAN DIEGO -- How much did the Twins need to acquire a proven starter like Ervin Santana? Consider that Santana, who turned 32 Friday, has posted five seasons of 2.9 rWAR (Baseball-reference.com's Wins Above Replacement) or better in his 10-year big-league career. His best year came in 2008 with the Los Angeles Angels, when he was five full wins above replacement. The entire Twins pitching staff (relievers included) has produced a combined five seasons of 2.9 rWAR since the start of 2010. Three of those came in 2010, the last time the Twins reached the postseason: Francisco Liriano (4.4), Carl...

Bringing Francisco Liriano back is important for a number of reasons

I did not think that Francisco Liriano was going to be a Pirate in 2015. I’ve written this and said this a few times, but I’ll reiterate it one more time in my mea culpa: Liriano is a good pitcher. He’s got his flaws, sure, but in two years with the Pirates he’s given them […]
Toronto Sun Dec 9, 2014
Will the Blue Jays go after McCarthy now?

Will the Blue Jays go after McCarthy now?

Colour Francisco Liriano black and gold ... as in gone.

Rossi: Liriano deal good start for Pirates

On a day when news broke that the Pirates will re-sign starter Francisco Liriano for the cost of  $39 million over three seasons, my thoughts ...
Beaver County Times Dec 9, 2014
Pirates solidify rotation depth with Liriano back on board

Pirates solidify rotation depth with Liriano back on board

The Pirates retained left-hander Francisco Liriano with a three-year, $39-million contract as a free agent Tuesday during the second day of baseball’s Winter Meetings at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Pirates re-sign Francisco Liriano to three-year/$39 million deal

I’ve been grading for like six hours now and my brain feels like chewed bubblegum, so I’m going to save the analysis for after dinner, but the Pirates re-signed Francisco Liriano to a three-year deal with $39 million this afternoon (first report

Instant analysis: Pirates sign Liriano

SOUTH HILLS – The Pirates did not retain their No. 1 offseason target in Russell Martin but they did resign their No. 2 target, Francisco Liriano on Tuesday. Liriano signed surprisingly early in the free agent process as the top …
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 9, 2014

MLB hot stove: Starting pitchers start to move as Francisco Liriano re-signs, Jeff Samardzija traded

This morning, the Pirates reportedly re-signed lefthander Francisco Liriano. Though not of Samardzija's caliber, Liriano turned down the Pirates' qualifying offer and was rewarded for his faith by signing a multi-year deal.

Twinsights: With Liriano off the board, compensation-based options are dwindling

SAN DIEGO -- And then there were four. Francisco Liriano's reported deal to return to the Pittsburgh Pirates (three years, $39 million) lowered the number of remaining qualifying-offer free agents on Tuesday morning as the Winter Meetings started to kick into overdrive. The Twins reportedly had interest in a reunion with Liriano, who has found himself in Pittsburgh the past two years under the tutelage of big-league pitching coach Ray Searage and special assistant/pitching guru Jim Benedict. It's no surprise that Liriano, who has gone 23-18 with a 3.20 earned run average with the Pirates,...

Pirates re-sign Liriano to 3-year, $39M contract

SAN DIEGO — The Pirates on Tuesday accomplished their top goal at the winter meetings by re-signing left-hander Francisco Liriano to a three-year, $39 million ...

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