It is late February and spring training games are about to begin. It is a wonderful time of the year, a time for “Player X is in the best shape of his life” stories and reports on bullpen sessions and rundown drills. And, most importantly, optimism reigns supreme in both Florida and Arizona. At least, I suppose that is probably an accurate description of most Major League Baseball towns across America. In Pittsburgh, late...
I am sure many of you are already aware of this, but be sure to check out the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide that was put together by Tim Williams. It looks to be a great resource, one that I ordered immediately once it became available.
Yesterday, Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects noted that this year’s cut-off for Super Two arbitration eligible players is about eight days earlier than it has ever been before. There is now a strong possibility of Andrew McCutchen reaching arbitration a year earlier than expected.
First round pick Jameson Taillon, second round pick Stetson Allie and 15th round pick Drew Maggi put the pen to paper at various points on Monday. Click here to read through the live updates that I provided from morning to midnight.