Pirates sign Jameson Taillon

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first round pick Jameson Taillon, according to his father, via Chuck Finder.  No details yet, but they’re sure to come.  The slot price for Taillon is $3.25 M, although he is likely to see $5-6 M, and maybe more.  There was a report that his bonus was expected to be $6.5 M.  There has also been talk of a possible major league deal.  I’ll keep this post updated as more information becomes...

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Draft Signing Deadline Live Blog

Draft Links: Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker MLB Draft Pick Signings Tracker Pirates Sign Stetson Allie Drew Maggi Signing Official Live Blog: 2010 Draft Signing Deadline (and Game 118 vs....

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Drew Maggi Signing Official

The Pittsburgh Pirates have now officially signed 15th round pick Drew Maggi.  The sophomore shortstop from Arizona State received $468,000, which is $318,000 over MLB’s recommended maximum of $150,000 after the fifth round.  The bonus is equivalent to a late second round slot price, and is the second highest announced bonus so far, although Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie will definitely be signed for a higher price. The...

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Pirates sign Stetson Allie

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reportedly signed Stetson Allie, according to Cleveland beat writer Paul Hoynes in the following Twitter message: “@hoynsie: #Pirates, according to sources, have signed St. Ed’s pitcher Stetson Allie. He was their second round pick in June.” The signing isn’t official yet, and there are no reports on his bonus, but this is great news. It sounds like Taillon and Allie are both...

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Slow Draft Signing Deadline Day

The deadline to sign draft picks from the 2010 MLB draft is tonight at midnight.  So far today there has been a lack of news about the Pittsburgh Pirates.  We’ve heard for awhile that the Pirates have come to an agreement with 15th round pick Drew Maggi, and we also know that Jared Lakind has been signed, but no announcements have been made for either player.  On a bigger note, the Pirates have been reported to be optimistic...

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