• Pirates Spent $5 M On International Bonuses in 2010

    Heredia was a big factor towards the Pirates spending $5 M on international bonuses in 2010. Today, Baseball America released the international spending figures from the 2010 season, as well as a look at the top 20 bonuses of all time.  The Pittsburgh Pirates finished fourth in the league in overall spending...

  • Cesar Lopez Deal Confirmed

    A month ago we learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates had signed Cuban pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600,000, thanks to a report from Ben Badler of Baseball America.  Today that signing was confirmed by Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald, via Twitter. MLB Trade Rumors has the following quote from Rene Gayo about...

  • Pirates Sign Cuban Pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600 K

    Ben Badler of Baseball America reports on a signing from back in September that hasn't been announced yet.  The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with Cuban right handed pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600,000 in September.  The deal is still pending the result of Lopez getting his visa. Badler mentions that Lopez is...

  • Pirates Sign International Pitcher Leandro Rodriguez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed international right handed pitcher Leandro Rodriguez, according to the Dominican Prospect League website.  Rodriguez was signed out of the league for $80,000. Rodriguez is 17 years old, and according to the article, was trained by former major leaguer Denio Gonzalez.  The article mentions that he has a...

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