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All parties involved seem optimistic about the Pirates’ chances of signing both Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie before tonight’s midnight deadline. There are also a few other players who may sign before the day is over. I will not be around much until this evening, but I will try to check in sporadically and post updates here.

UPDATE (12:00 PM): It has been very quiet so far this morning, with almost no new information surfacing. Keep an eye on Twitter for more up-to-the-second news. You can follow me here. Also check out this list of Pirates-related Twitter feeds, courtesy of Raise the Jolly Roger.

UPDATE (12:45 PM): Nothing new here, but Kendall Rogers of Yahoo! Sports recently tweeted the following:
#Rice obviously will lose 1st rou...

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