Comments on: Should the Pirates Go All In On International Signings This Year? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/should-the-pirates-go-all-in-on-international-signings-this-year.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:12:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/should-the-pirates-go-all-in-on-international-signings-this-year.html#comment-27854 Fri, 24 May 2013 02:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54429#comment-27854 If the player is good enough, go get him.

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/should-the-pirates-go-all-in-on-international-signings-this-year.html#comment-27851 Fri, 24 May 2013 01:11:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54429#comment-27851 Yhonathan Barrios signing bonus – 250K. Thanks piratesprospects.com! – freddylang We may take a bath on that one.

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/should-the-pirates-go-all-in-on-international-signings-this-year.html#comment-27850 Fri, 24 May 2013 01:07:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54429#comment-27850 Man, I wish I could correct my grammar. -freddylang

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/should-the-pirates-go-all-in-on-international-signings-this-year.html#comment-27849 Fri, 24 May 2013 01:05:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54429#comment-27849 Interesting article Tim. I don’t think it is a giant swing for us doing it one way or the other. Rene Gayo has been so effective at finding talent…I think he will find it regardless of where they pick…from a personal preference standpoint I say why gamble and get penalized when they can just stay with their approach and continue to be effective…and maybe get lucky enough to grab the next Sano. When you think of guys like Tabata being a big money sign and Marte and Polanco being bargains…no reason to break the bank. We spent a good amount on Barrios a few years back also didn’t we? Michael Ynoa got 4.25 Mil from Oakland making Heredia look like a monstrous bargain. I think I have proved nothing other than if the mlb draft is a calculated risk than the non-professional amateur signing process is a calculated crapshoot at best. …all the more reason to stay the course, don’t throw a ton of money at it…and sign as many quality guys at decent prices as you can. -frederick langford

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/should-the-pirates-go-all-in-on-international-signings-this-year.html#comment-27848 Fri, 24 May 2013 01:00:58 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54429#comment-27848 I’m good with the ‘quantity’ strategy.

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