Twitter Updates For Day 2 of the Draft

My Day Two Draft Updates on Twitter (click the link below to see all updates): * Write up of day two will be up later at http://www.buccofans.com Right now I’m going to go murder the 5 for $5.95 menu at Arby’s about 3 hours ago * I love the day 2 results. Extremely heavy on pitching, especially HS guys. Would be huge if we signed a ton of these guys. about 3 hours ago * @coryh64 Would be a big steal if we can sign him....

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Pirates Notebook: Make or Break for Huntington

I’ll give Neal Huntington and the Pirates’ front office credit: they don’t care at all what the fans of Pittsburgh think. They’re going to do what they think is right, regardless of the public backlash that will come from the moves they make. I think that’s a good thing. You can’t make your decisions based on the demands of the fan base. The fans are exactly that: fans. They don’t know...

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2009 MLB Draft Live Blog

The 2009 MLB Draft will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:00 PM EST. I will be holding a live blog that evening, joined by several other Pirates blogs, starting at 5:30 PM EST. We will be detailing all of the picks, including who the Pirates pick at #4. Sign up below to set a reminder for the event, and join us on June 9th for the draft coverage. Also, check out the 2009 Draft Prospects Tracker to study up on some options that the...

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Pirates to draft Tony Sanchez

According to Keith Law, the Pirates have reached a pre-draft deal with Tony Sanchez, and will select him with the fourth overall pick. I’m not sure if this is 100%. For example, is the deal contingent on other aspects happening in the draft? If Dustin Ackley fell to them, would the deal still be in place? However, outside of Ackley falling to them, it looks like Tony Sanchez is the number one pick for us this year. Here is my...

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More Notes on the Draft

Following my recent post on the possibility that the Pirates could take Tony Sanchez with the #4 pick, I have two other notes: 1. The MLB Draft signing deadline has been moved to August 17th, as August 15th was on a Saturday. So I guess we will be waiting until 11:59 PM on August 17th for Scott Boras picks to sign. 2. After posting about Tony Sanchez, I read the intro to the latest mock draft from Jim Callis at Baseball America. In...

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