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UPDATE 9/27, 6:15 PM: The bidding is up to $193.55 at the time of this update, with a little less than 3 hours remaining. The auction ends tonight at 9:10 PM EST. See below for details on the auction, and to bid, go here. UPDATE 9/27, 9:15 AM: The bidding is up to $154.53 at the time of this update, with a little less than 12 hours remaining. The auction ends tonight at 9:10 PM EST. See below for details on the auction, and to bid, go...

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Cutting Belisario was not crazy

An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today focuses on former Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitching prospect, Ronald Belisario, who has had a great deal of success with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. In the article, Belisario mentions how it was crazy that the Pirates let him go. I don’t think the decision to let Belisario go was that crazy. Belisario started his career as an international free agent with the Florida...

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2009 Draft Picks: The First Look

The 2009 draft started off very controversial. The Pirates, with the fourth pick in the first round, selected catcher Tony Sanchez, ranked by many as a late first round talent. They selected Victor Black at the end of the compensation round, right about where Black was expected to go. Then they took Brooks Pounders and Evan Chambers in the second and third rounds, both selections considered reaches. Day two caused things to all make...

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2008 Draft Picks: The First Full Year

The 2008 draft marked the first draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates under Neal Huntington. Right from the start it represented a major change, with the Pirates selecting Pedro Alvarez with the number two pick in the draft. The selection would normally be considered a no-brainer, but for a team that selected Bryan Bullington over B.J. Upton, and Daniel Moskos over Matt Wieters, pretty much every Pirates fan was skeptical about whether the...

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Pirates claim Anthony Claggett

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed relief pitcher Anthony Claggett off of waivers from the New York Yankees. Claggett came in to the season as the 26th ranked prospect in the Yankees system, and the number three right handed relief prospect, one ahead of Steven Jackson, who the Pirates claimed from the Yankees back in May. The 2009 40-man roster/payroll and the Future Payroll Commitments chart have been updated. Claggett pitched 82...

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