What would a worldwide draft have looked like in 2009?

I noticed a bit of talk yesterday about a possible worldwide draft in baseball’s future.  First, there was a mention in Dejan Kovacevic’s Q&A on the PBC Blog.  Then, Ben Badler of Baseball America tweeted that a draft expansion would include more than just the Dominican, and that it would be a true worldwide draft. There would need to be some kinks to work out.  For example, at the time of the draft,...

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2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 3/15

Deck McGuire will be coming to UVA at the beginning of April.  I’m seriously considering going, since that’s not far from where I live, and since I can get a better idea of McGuire’s talent by seeing him in person.  Just an FYI.  I’ll probably have a decision by next week.  I might try to do a video recap, which would give everyone a view of McGuire live in action. Here is a recap of how...

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Pirates make seven more cuts

The Pittsburgh Pirates made seven more cuts this morning, highlighted by Brad Lincoln being assigned to AAA.  As I reported yesterday, Tony Sanchez was also in this batch of cuts.  Donald Veal, Bryan Morris, Virgil Vasquez, Jeff Sues, and Justin Thomas round out the list.  The assignments are as follows: -Lincoln and Veal to AAA (both will join the AAA rotation)-Sanchez and Morris to minor league camp (both will start...

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Spring Training Notes

A few notes/observations to close out the night: -I’m going to Spring Training March 23rd-25th.  I’ll be arriving in Bradenton on the 23rd, going to the Red Sox/Pirates game on the 24th, and either going to the Braves/Pirates game on the 25th, or going to Pirates City for some minor league games over there.  I’m hoping to have some video, as well as a lot of photos.  You can access my updates from...

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Pirates cut six players

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first six cuts of Spring Training.  The cut players were outfielder Brandon Jones, shortstop Argenis Diaz, outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, relievers Ronald Uviedo and Ramon Aguero, and shortstop Brian Friday. Jones and Diaz were sent to AAA.  Hernandez, Uviedo, and Aguero were sent to AA.  Friday was just assigned to minor league camp, so I guess...

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