Minor League Schedule: 8/31/12

Jameson Taillon gets the start for Altoona tonight. Barring an unlikely promotion to Indianapolis for the playoffs, this will be his last game of the season. The DSL Pirates1 won the second round of their playoffs yesterday and will now go on to play the winner of the Yankees/Angels series in a best of three series for the DSL championship. The start date of that series is tentatively scheduled for Monday. The GCL Pirates won the GCL...

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2010 MLB Draft Live Blog

The 2010 MLB Draft begins on Monday, June 7th at 7:00 PM.  I will be doing a live blog starting at 6:00 PM to talk about the Pirates’ first round pick, and as the rest of the first round plays out, talking about some potential options for the picks on day two.  Will the Pirates go with Jameson Taillon or Manny Machado? If you haven’t already, check out my 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates draft preview....

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Pirates expected to take Jameson Taillon

The popular prediction today has the Pittsburgh Pirates taking Jameson Taillon with their first overall pick, number two in the 2010 draft.  Mock drafts today by Keith Law of ESPN, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, Jim Callis of Baseball America, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus, Frankie Piliere of AOL Fanhouse, and Andy Seiler of MLB Bonus Baby all have Taillon as the Pirates’ pick.  Buster Olney also reported...

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

Check back later today for the BUCCO Fans.com 2010 MLB Draft Live Blog The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken two very different approaches in the MLB draft under General Manager Neal Huntington.  In the 2008 draft, the first for Huntington, the Pirates selected Pedro Alvarez with their first pick, second overall.  The Pirates ended up giving Alvarez a $6 M bonus to sign, which was the biggest bonus in franchise history.  They didn’t...

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Machado and Taillon: The Last Men Standing

For several weeks, every mock draft had the Pirates taking Manny Machado or Jameson Taillon, but there existed the possibility that the Pirates would go a different direction, taking someone like Drew Pomeranz with their first round pick, in order to save money for the later rounds.  Lately, it seems that the field has been narrowed down to two: Machado and Taillon. Jim Callis of Baseball America recently said it was a two horse...

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