Comments on: Pirates Linked to a Few International Players on The Eve of the Signing Period Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: emjayinTN Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:35:05 +0000 Tim: The Perez kid sounds like a worthwhile investment, but what are we talking here for money? Is it possible the Bucs go for all 4 – Portorreal, Valerio, Serrano, and Perez? I guess we let Serrano’s coach make a recommendation – Juan Mercada must have liked Serrano a lot in 2011; does he stll like him as much or more today? Raul Valera seems to have a good stable of talent in the Dominican – do we owe him the courtesy of signing Portorreal in order to stay close with him for future talent?