Tag: Josh Bell

Pirates Sign Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first overall pick Gerrit Cole, and second round pick Josh Bell, according to Jon Heyman (Cole, Bell). Cole will get $8 M, and it’s a minor league deal, per Dejan Kovacevic.  The bonus is the highest in draft history, topping the $7.5 M bonus that Stephen Strasburg received.  It’s also […]
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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Signing Deadline Preview

All is quiet with one day remaining to sign players from the 2011 draft.  Some may view that as a bad sign.  I happen to think it’s a good sign. Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates signed three players the day of the deadline.  They signed shortstop Drew Maggi, who had been close for days on […]
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What is Josh Bell Worth?

Throughout the entire Josh Bell saga, we’ve seen many imaginations running wild over what it could possibly take to get the prep outfielder to sign.  When he was drafted, we were hearing numbers in the $4-6 M range.  Now that we’ve come close to the August 15th signing deadline, we’re hearing that $10 M might […]
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Update on Josh Bell’s Chances of Signing

Over the weekend, Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game mentioned that a source put the chances of the Pittsburgh Pirates signing 2011 2nd round pick Josh Bell at 60%.  Today, Rogers provides another update, saying that a source that was previously 50/50 on Bell signing is now 70/30 in favor of Texas.  Another source Rogers talked […]
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Josh Bell Update: 60% Chance He Signs?

Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game has an update on Josh Bell, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ second round pick: One interesting little note. Spoke to a solid source tonight that felt there was a 60% chance #Pirates second-rounder Josh Bell signs. #MLB We’ve been hearing for awhile that there’s no chance of Bell signing, that he’s going […]
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Josh Bell Heading to School?

I re-tweeted this last night on Twitter, and talked about it some today.  Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game had this to say about Pittsburgh Pirates 2nd round pick Josh Bell: Was told by couple of #Texas folks that #Pirates 2nd-rounder Josh Bell is slated to begin summer school at #UT. Could bode well. #mlbdraft There’s […]
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Josh Bell Notes: Signability, Video

We’re going to talk a lot about Josh Bell this summer, as there is only one guarantee in this whole situation: if he does actually sign, it won’t happen before August 15th.  Here is one interesting update, along with some video of Bell. -Baseball Prospectus talked about Bell in their podcast, focusing on his letter […]
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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Recap

Links to Previous Draft Coverage: Day One: Pirates Draft Gerrit Cole Day Two: Pirates Make Another Big Splash in 2nd Round Day Three: Pirates Go Heavy on Bats 2011 Draft Pick Player Pages 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker Thanks to MLB’s misbegotten efforts to control draft bonuses, August 15 has become nearly as […]
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Where Do the New Picks Rank in the System?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to sign a draft pick, and no individual signing is guaranteed.  That’s not stopping us from projecting where the 2011 draft picks would rank with the current top ten prospects.  Each Pirates Prospects writer got together a mid-season list, and figured out where the new picks would fit in.  Obviously […]
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2011 Draft Day Two: Pirates Make Another Big Splash in 2nd...

If Major League Baseball decides to install a hard slotting system in the draft after this year, it will be a massive blow to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have spent the most on draft bonuses in the last three years, and look to spend big again this year.  For the second year in a row, […]
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