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First Pitch: More Thoughts On Draft Signings, Promotions and Jamestown

First Pitch: More Thoughts On Draft Signings, Promotions and Jamestown

There was a lot of news on the site today. At certain points of the day we were posting an article and immediately starting on the next update. That didn't leave for a lot of time to process any of the individual moves. Some of them might have even been lost in the mix. So I wanted to recap the day, with some overall thoughts on some of the moves.

Draft Signings

**Reese McGuire to Sign With the Pirates Tomorrow.

**Pirates Have Agreed to Over-Slot Deal With Neil Kozikowski.

**2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker.

The signing of McGuire isn't unexpected. We reported a few weeks ago that he had already decided to turn pro. He just couldn't until his graduation, which came this past weekend. McGuire will sign with just enough time to report to Bradenton for the start of the GCL Pirates season on Friday.

We didn't get to experience the benefit of the new, earlier signing deadline last year, due to obvious Mark Appel related reasons. The new system and the ear...

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