The Viability of an International Draft

Is a truly blended worldwide draft in the near future for Major League Baseball?

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Pirates President Frank Coonelly Charged With DUI

According to Dejan Kovacevic, Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly was charged with a DUI on December 22nd. Coonelly had a blood-alcohol content of .16, which is higher than the Pennsylvania legal limit of .08. Pennsylvania has a tiered system for DUI charges. A blood-alcohol content of .16 or higher is the fourth of four tiers. A first time offense in that range draws a fine between $1000-$5000, 3 days to six months in prison,...

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Interview from Piratefest – Neal Huntington and Frank Coonelly

Pirates Prospects had the chance to interview both Frank Coonelly and Neal Huntington at Piratefest on Friday.

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A decade ago: Spending money to make money

It is late February and spring training games are about to begin. It is a wonderful time of the year, a time for “Player X is in the best shape of his life” stories and reports on bullpen sessions and rundown drills. And, most importantly, optimism reigns supreme in both Florida and Arizona.   At least, I suppose that is probably an accurate description of most Major League Baseball towns across America. In Pittsburgh, late...

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No Bad Analogies Needed for Baseball Economics

Let me tell you a little story about a friend I have.  This friend is a chef that owns his own restaurant.  Unfortunately he’s not a very good chef, and for that reason, his business struggles.  Customers always ask him to improve his product, but he simply replies that those customers need to support his business before he’ll make any improvements. That behavior is not really a surprise.  In fact, it’s probably...

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