Comments on: Could the Pirates make a run at Stephen Strasburg? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/07/could-pirates-make-run-at-stephen.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Morrisquads http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/07/could-pirates-make-run-at-stephen.html#comment-1350 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 20:00:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/07/could-the-pirates-make-a-run-at-stephen-strasburg.html#comment-1350 Although I think this is a bit of a stretch – it is fun to dream about it. The bottomline is this – if Strasburg is available to the Buccos in 2010 and we don't draft and sign him… then I've given up all hope. I'm a fan of the moves made this week b/c there was no other option. It had to be done. Strasburg in 2010 would be AMAZING! Here's hopin'…

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By: Bucco Fan #1 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/07/could-pirates-make-run-at-stephen.html#comment-1349 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:24:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/07/could-the-pirates-make-a-run-at-stephen-strasburg.html#comment-1349 Well, I believe a better thing to do would be to sign Aroldis Chapman, assuming he's 21. In doing this, you get a prospect who has been labeled a "bonafide ace". If they spend 20 million signing Chapman, they still have about 15 million for the draft, and I believe that would be enough for Harper or Strasburg.

They would probably spend another 5 million or so on later draft picks, and the total pay would be about 65 million next year, which is probably the same as this year's budget.

A rotation of Chapman, Strasburg, Alderson looks like a winner to me.

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