Comments on: A Draft Luxury Tax? Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:34:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Sat, 29 Oct 2011 14:35:00 +0000 Great article Tim!  I couldn’t agree with you more on this topic.  The draft is the best way for the Pirates to add players that should make them competitive some day.  Why does Bud Selig want to mess with that?  The Pirates are spending tens of millions of dollars yearly on the draft and not throwing $100 million dollar contracts at the Alfonso Sorianos & Jayson Werths.  This is a non-issue in my opinion.