Pirates will be quiet for sometime as free agency is under way

Ownership wants payroll under $40 million Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports. The Pittsburgh Pirates have $24 million committed to salaries for the 2010 season with the payroll expected to rise to $30-$32 million after arbitration raises. After dealing away a number of high priced veterans, Pittsburgh clearly has some money to spend in

Free Agency Buzz: SS Khalil Green an intriguing option for the Pirates

By John Perrotto The Pirates’ offense certainly could use help after finishing 15th in the 16-team National League in runs scored this year. The Pirates plan to look for that help through free agency once players being hitting the open market 15 days after the World Series ends. While the Pirates won’t be players for