Pirates got a raw deal with Sano

UPDATE 12:56 AM: Check out this post by DK on the PBC Blog. A great recap of the entire timeline of events, including some stuff we haven’t heard already. And for those of you who feel this will hurt the Pirates in Latin America, Jorge Arangure says this will help the Pirates, as trainers and agents now know the team is willing to spend. – Miguel Angel Sano, the top prospect in the international signing period, and prime...

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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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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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Pirates Notebook: Sanchez and Wilson offered extensions

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the PPG, the Pittsburgh Pirates have approached Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez about contract extensions. As would be expected, the fates of both players will be tied, as the only way one will sign is if the other also signs. According to DK, the Pirates will need to hear something soon, so they can make a decision on whether to trade Sanchez and/or Wilson before the July 31st trade deadline. I’ve...

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Pirates Notebook: Three Roster Situations

Here’s a look at three roster situations the Pittsburgh Pirates have to deal with: 1. Donald Veal Returns Veal has been on the 15-day DL, and started his rehab on June 8th. According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, pitchers can only spend a maximum of 30 days in rehab. That means that Veal’s rehab is over after July 7th. Since Veal is a Rule 5 choice, the Pirates have two options: -Bring Veal up to the majors-Try...

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