Comments on: Pirates Notebook: The Dominican Debate Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: The Jello Phone Sat, 23 May 2009 14:46:57 +0000 “I know Alexei has struggled this year, but I think he’ll come around.”

Coming from someone who drafted Mike Aviles in 3/4 of my fantasy leagues and Magglio in 100% of them, all I have to say is, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!

No pity from me.

Too bad Ackley isn’t gonna be there at #4 for the Bucs :(

By: Fla Pirate Thu, 21 May 2009 23:47:53 +0000 I would like us to sign Sano. We need to start getting the international talent so we don’t fall further behind other teams talentwise.

Then more, I see about Aaron Crow, the more I think we should seriously think about taking him at No 4. I would pass all the college pitchers at that pick, but Crow looks like a badly needed pitching stud that we have lacked for a long time and he is fresh after sitting out a season.

By: Jim Rosati Thu, 21 May 2009 17:49:44 +0000 Tim, I also agree about Sano. $4 million dollars to have this kid is basically a no-brainer.

To put in into perspective. We spent $4 mil on Ramon Vazquez to be here for 2 years. How is that any more beneficial than giving Sano $4 million to be ours for a lot longer.

And if Sano ends up not even being as good as Vazquez…then who cares? We lost $4 mil on a kid…which really isn’t all that much over a span of 6 or so years.

Also, like you said, doing this will give us a strong presence in the Dominican…which can only be good.

By: Anonymous Thu, 21 May 2009 05:32:07 +0000 I agree with everything you said about Sano