Pirates Notebook: Draft Signings Will Take Patience

As many of you are aware, I’ve been keeping track of the draft every step of the way this year, including my Draft Pick Signing Tracker. You are also probably aware that the Pirates have been kind of quiet on the signing front. Recently I added a spreadsheet to the tracker which not only lists the bonus information for every team in the top ten rounds, but also lists the signing status of each team in the draft. The Pirates...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/20/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis beat Durham 3-1. -Daniel McCutchen pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits, with six strikeouts and a walk. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 0 for 1 with 3 walks. Steve Pearce went 2 for 4 with a two run homer. Brian Bixler went 1 for 4 with his fourth homer of the season. AA The Result: Altoona beat Reading 8-2. -Jose Tabata went 0...

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Game 92 Live Blog: Pirates vs Brewers

Game 92: Brewers at Pirates

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Pirates Notebook: The Issue of Trust

In light of the contract offers to Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez, which have since been rejected, I decided to do a rundown of the current estimated 2010 payroll, taking in to consideration option years, current projected service time (Super Two), and the performance of top prospects this season (Brad Lincoln). Here is what the 2010 payroll would look like with Jack Wilson at $4 M, and Freddy Sanchez at $5 M: Based on the current...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/19/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 3-2 to Pawtucket. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 0 for 4. Brian Bixler went 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts. Shelby Ford went 0 for 2 with a walk. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, with six strikeouts and no walks. AA The Result: Altoona won 7-0 against Harrisburg. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. -Gorkys...

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