The Purpose of the Dominican Academy

This weekend my brother heads back to college for his senior year, so tonight I decided to make pizza for the whole family before he heads back this weekend.  Armed with a pizza stone, some gourmet recipes, and an idea from my best friend to grill the pizzas on the pizza stone, I was ready to make some awesome pizzas. The first offering had caramelized onions, blue cheese crumbles, and a ton of arugula on top.  The second pizza was a...

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Where Does Luis Heredia Rank?

After the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie from the 2010 draft class, we put together our updated top 10 prospect lists, to show where Taillon and Allie, and the other 2010 draft signings, would fit in our rankings.  Today the Pirates signed top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia for $2.6 M, giving him the biggest bonus in Pirates’ international signing history, and the fifth largest bonus in MLB...

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Pirates Sign Luis Heredia

Today is the day that the bidding begins on top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia.  According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pirates are expected to reach an agreement today with Veracruz, the Mexican League team that owns Heredia’s rights. We’ve heard that the Pirates are favorites for Heredia, although that means very little until the player is actually signed.  Dejan reported a few days ago that the Pirates were strong...

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Playing Favorites

About a month ago, trade rumors emerged that indicated the New York Yankees were the favorites to land Cliff Lee, with the return to Seattle centering around top catching prospect Jesus Montero.  The rumors got to the point where it sounded like a done deal, which made the trade to Texas, for Justin Smoak, a very surprising move. So what happened?  The Yankees were the favorites, and everyone thought it was a lock that they would end...

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Luis Heredia Updates

Aside from the upcoming MLB Draft Signing deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates have another big goal to focus on, and that’s the bidding for top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia.  Heredia turns 16 on Monday, August 16th, which is also the deadline for teams to sign their draft picks.  Teams won’t be able to sign Heredia until the 16th, however, Dejan Kovacevic reported today that teams won’t be able to formally bid...

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates International Signings

I will be keeping track of all of the 2010 international signings made by the Pittsburgh Pirates, with bonus information when available. Below are the players the Pirates have signed. To read about these players, check out the signings news: Signings News: -Pirates sign Willy Garcia (2/18/2010) -Pirates sign Wilson Lee, Isaac Sanchez, and Miguel DeAza (5/10/2010) -Pirates sign Angel Sanchez, Brayan Almonte, Jose Acosta, Jose Roman,...

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