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Draft signing deadline

Draft signing deadline

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All parties involved seem optimistic about the Pirates’ chances of signing both Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie before tonight’s midnight deadline. There are also a few other players who may sign before the day is over. I will not be around much until this evening, but I will try to check in sporadically and post updates here.

UPDATE (12:00 PM): It has been very quiet so far this morning, with almost no new information surfacing. Keep an eye on Twitter for more up-to-the-second news. You can follow me here. Also check out this list of Pirates-related Twitter feeds, courtesy of Raise the Jolly Roger.

UPDATE (12:45 PM): Nothing new here, but Kendall Rogers of Yahoo! Sports recently tweeted the following:
#Rice obviously will lose 1st rounder James Taillion (Pirates) and 5th rdr Dickie Thon (Toronto) .... #mlbdraft
#Rice has its eye on signee Austin Kubitza, a 7th rdr drafted by #Pirates. All indications still point toward him to not ...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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