Why no interest in Miguel Angel Sano?

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, talks with top Dominican prospect Miguel Angel Sano have stalled, with the Pirates removing their offer from the table two weeks ago. What I find interesting is that, despite the hype on Sano, no other team has made an offer. The offer made by the Pirates, which is reportedly less than $3 M, is the only offer reported on paper. The offer was made the first day of the...

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Pirates sign Australian pitcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Australian pitcher Jarryd Sullivan, according to Dejan Kovacevic on the PBC Blog. The 2009 International Signing Tracker has been updated. Sullivan played in the MLBAAP (MLB Australian Academy Program) 19 and under league in 2009, posting the second best ERA in the league with a 1.35 ERA in 20 innings pitched. He also posted a 21:6 K/BB ratio with no homers allowed. Here is a listing of all of the...

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Miguel Angel Sano Partially Cleared

UPDATE 2:18 PM: For clarification, the investigation is completed, just not announced. The “partially cleared” status still stands, as his identity is confirmed, but his age is “undetermined”. Jorge Arangure warns of the “identity confirmed, but age undetermined” status via Twitter, linking to this article back in March. Dejan Kovacevic posted earlier today that Miguel Angel Sano, aka “Hanley...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2009 International Signings

Links to Coverage -Ping-Hung Chi, Sheng-Chin Hung, and Chih-Wei Hsu Signed -Information on Ping-Hung Chi from Taiwan Baseball -More on Ping-Hung Chi -Information on Sheng-Chin Hung from Taiwan Baseball -Information on Chih-Wei Hsu -Pedro Lara, Roberson Valdez, Alen Hanson, Orlando Castro, Carlos Esqueda, and Richard Montilla Signed (Includes info from Rene Gayo on each player) -Dovydas Neverauskas and Dylan Child Signed -Article on a...

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Pirates Notebook: Five Big Surprises

Ever since the new management group took over, the theme has been re-building the minor league system. We’ve seen this process through trades, such as the Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and Nate McLouth deals. We’ve seen it through the draft, especially when we went over slot to get guys like Robbie Grossman. We’ve also seen a few free agent additions, like Tyler Herron, and some minor moves, like trading Andy Phillips for...

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Pirates Notebook: Recap on Sano News

While browsing around for notes on the status of Miguel Angel Sano, aka, Hanley Pujols, I noticed that no two media outlets had the same information. One source said the Pirates had made an offer. Another denied this. One reporter said the Orioles weren’t in on Sano. Another said they were leading the race. The only thing that was consistent was this: MLB has not concluded their age verification of Sano. Considering Sano is the...

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