Minor Transactions: Pena, Sanchez, Verdugo

Matt Eddy of Baseball America has some minor league transactions.  The ones we haven’t heard about already: -The Pirates signed catcher Rodolfo Pena.  This isn’t actually a player signing.  Pena, also known as Rudy Pena, has been a coach in the Pirates’ system for the last three years, spending the 2008 season with Hickory, and the 2009-2010 seasons with the GCL Pirates. -Along with Craig Hansen, the Pirates released...

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The 2009 VSL Pirates Season Recap

Before this season I hadn’t paid much attention to the Venezuelan Summer League (VSL), mostly because following international prospects was of no interest to me. I’m not saying that international prospects are pointless. I am saying that following international prospects in the Pirates’ system has been like a stock broker reading reviews on the acting jobs of daytime television stars: in the end you’re not...

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