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Frank Coonelly and MLB Respond to Revenue Sharing Concerns

Frank Coonelly addressed the reports today about concerns over revenue spending. Photo Credit: David Hague
Frank Coonelly and MLB Respond to Revenue Sharing Concerns
John Dreker

Jeff Passan from Yahoo Sports posted an article last night about the MLB Players Association looking into the revenue sharing spending from the Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Passan, the MLBPA was considering whether or not to file grievances against the two teams.

Pirates President Frank Coonelly responded to the article this evening, saying that the Pirates are not be investigated by MLB and the Commissioner has no concerns over how the Pirates are spending their revenue sharing money. He notes that the Pirates are required to detail each year how they spend revenue sharing money. The full response from Coonelly can be read below. Click on picture to enlarge.









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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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