Huntington's picture from 2011 -- we didn't get a fresh one this year
As mentioned in a previous post, Pirates Prospects and some other blogs were invited backstage to interview Pirate players and front office guys. Here's the summary of the interviews with Neal Huntington and Frank Coonelly. Check out the videos done by Tom Smith of Rumbunter, as well.
Charlie from Bucs Dugout asked about the draft pool amount for 2012 -- Coonelly states that for the Pirates, at their position of drafting 8th overall, he anticipates a draft pool of "around $10 million". Coonelly also said that amount includes two compensation picks they expect to get, which is a nice indicator that the Pirates don't expect Lee back.
On the draft pool changes -- The Pirates had been a...
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