Signing Bonuses: Alex Dickerson, Jason Creasy

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced the signings of third round pick Alex Dickerson and eighth round pick Jason Creasy last week.  Baseball America has announced their signing bonuses.  Dickerson received $380,700, which is right around slot for the 91st overall pick.  Creasy received $250,000.  Technically there are no slot prices after the 5th round, although the unofficial ceiling is $150,000, which technically makes Creasy...

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Colten Brewer Signs for $240 K

Back at the end of June I reported that 2011 4th round pick Colten Brewer had agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Earlier today the Pirates made the deal official.  I had thought the delay might be due to an over-slot bonus.  However, Brewer signed for $240,000, according to Baseball America, which is right around slot for a fourth round pick, and about half of what 2010 4th round pick Nick Kingham received. The draft pick...

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Kevin Correia Contract Details

Yesterday the Pirates agreed to a deal with right handed pitcher Kevin Correia for two years and $8 M.  Dejan Kovacevic has the breakdown of the contract details. Correia’s deal includes a $2 M signing bonus, plus base salaries of $3 M a year in 2011 and 2012.  He can also earn up to $1 M in performance bonuses.  If Correia is traded, his new team can’t offer him arbitration.  Correia was a Type B free agent this...

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Singh and Patel Not the Only Reality Show Winners

I was doing research today to finish the international prospects section of the 2011 Pirates Prospects handbook, and came across this bit of information about 18 year old Dominican left hander Cristopher Richardson: Pittsburgh is also pursuing Cristopher Richardson, 17, a Dominican lefty and winner of that nation’s reality show El Rookie. Pirates G.M. Neal Huntington downplays the connection. “We are not interested in...

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates International Signings

I will be keeping track of all of the 2010 international signings made by the Pittsburgh Pirates, with bonus information when available. Below are the players the Pirates have signed. To read about these players, check out the signings news: Signings News: -Pirates sign Willy Garcia (2/18/2010) -Pirates sign Wilson Lee, Isaac Sanchez, and Miguel DeAza (5/10/2010) -Pirates sign Angel Sanchez, Brayan Almonte, Jose Acosta, Jose Roman,...

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