Comments on: Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/24-5/27 Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: leadoff Thu, 24 May 2012 16:51:00 +0000 Tim, I do agree with you that Boras is not the problem and the small market teams will be hurt with this new agreement in the draft.
The draft was one of two places the Pirates could obtain top talent, the international market is still available to them, although that is also changing.
The Pirates can’t and never will be able to buy top established talent, major league baseball allowing the 200 million dollar payrolls changes the game, some teams have the revenue to pay that much money, the Pirates don’t and never will have it, basically they have a cap in MLB, teams will take their payroll up to the luxury tax level and stop, but I believe that is around 200mil.