Pirates Notebook: The draft dust has settled

Earlier today I posted some numbers on the draft, a day after the draft pick signing deadline. Now for some quick hit analysis on the draft, including some information that has come out today. Total Spending Jennifer Langosch reports that the Pirates spent $8.919 M in the draft. In my Draft Pick Signing Tracker I had the Pirates spending $8,606,900 on the announced bonuses. The only bonuses announced after the tenth round were 12th...

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Could the Pirates make a run at Stephen Strasburg?

I posted a projected 2010 salary yesterday, which changes slightly with the John Grabow/Tom Gorzelanny trade, although not too much since Kevin Hart would just replace Gorzy in the projections. Ultimately, the situation is still the same, with the Pirates projected for a payroll around $25 M, and four spaces on the 25-man roster. From this we can make two assumptions: 1. The Pirates will add a high priced free agent2. The Pirates will...

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