I'm sure that we'll one day get an idea of what happened with the Pirates and Gunnar Hoglund. They drafted him, felt they could sign him, and that was backed up by his public comments after the draft about how he had reached an agreement and was going to be signing.

Then nothing.

Then he didn't sign and decided to go to Mississippi, where he will play for three years before being eligible for the draft again in 2021.

Here's what we do know, without actually knowing the details of the conversations: This wasn't about money, at least not on the Pirates' side.

The MLB draft is set up now so that teams have limited wiggle room with how much they can spend on an individual player. They can offer a player over-slot, but that's usually a decision that needs to be made on draft day, si...

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