Comments on: 2012 Prospect Guide Live Chat Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:17:00 +0000 I saw someone mention offering a major league contract to entice draftees. MLB took the ability to offer major league contracts off the table for all draftees. That’s the only positive thing as it pertains to the Pirates.