Comments on: Pirates 2012 International Spending Recap http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-2012-international-spending-recap.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-2012-international-spending-recap.html#comment-25006 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:22:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47048#comment-25006 Thanks for pointing that change out. The initial November signing mention came from Badler himself, along with the price(click on link for Herrera to see Badler’s announcement of the signing)

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By: Kevin Anstrom http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-2012-international-spending-recap.html#comment-25003 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:45:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47048#comment-25003 Badler noted that Johan Herrera signed his contract on July 1st. Therefore his $300K does not count against the $2.9M allowance.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-2012-international-spending-recap.html#comment-24980 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:17:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47048#comment-24980 Some more international guys to follow….fun stuff!

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By: rohabi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-2012-international-spending-recap.html#comment-24976 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:24:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47048#comment-24976 Gotcha. Thank you.

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-2012-international-spending-recap.html#comment-24974 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:33:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47048#comment-24974 It only applies to amateur players for the most part. But if a player played pro ball in Japan, Cuba, Taiwan and China and is at least 23 years old, the rules don’t apply to them

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By: rohabi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-2012-international-spending-recap.html#comment-24973 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:31:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47048#comment-24973 So with these new international rules does this mean that the Red Sox, Yankees, Rangers, etc. will not be able to bid millions of dollars just to negotiate with Japanese League players?

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-2012-international-spending-recap.html#comment-24972 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:15:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47048#comment-24972 From the sound of it, Julio is a definite to be there and Michael is likely, but not 100% certain. That would make sense, because the latter is still a little raw, while Julio has an advanced approach at the plate and can recognize and hit a curveball already

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By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/pirates-2012-international-spending-recap.html#comment-24971 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:09:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=47048#comment-24971 Gayo and his crew surely have bought themselves some credibility with their recent successes.

N.B: “Badler notes that Julio de la Cruz will start the year in the Gulf Coast League, while Michael de la Cruz will likely open up in the GCL.”

Will both players play in the GCL in 2013 when the season begins?

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