More on the free agent pool
You can find a comprehensive list of MLB free agents here on MLB.com. Also, at the bottom of the page are the list of players who have contract options. Any player who does not have an option exercised will join the free agent pool.
As a reminder, we are in a period right now where free agents can only receive contract offers from the team they finished with in 2011. That changes at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday, when everyone can negotiate with everyone.
When it comes to contract options, the Pirates have four announcements to make. Those regard Chris Snyder ($6.75 million), Ryan Doumit ($15.5 million over two years), Paul Maholm ($9.75 million) and Ronny Cedeno ($3 million).
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