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2014 Opening Day Mock Draft

The 2014 MLB Draft is a little more than two months away and it is shaping up to be one of the best pitching classes in years. The Pirates will be selecting 24th, 65th, and 74th at this point...

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2014 MLB Mock Draft - Post Winter Meetings

With the Winter Meetings now concluded, I thought it would be time to post another edition of my 2014 MLB mock draft. After several high-profile signings and trades by some teams, the draft order...

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First 2014 MLB Mock Draft

I understand it is still too early to begin logically thinking who the Pirates may be taking in the upcoming 2014 MLB Draft. Regardless, I feel attention should be drawn to some names being...

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The ridiculously-too-early 2014 MLB mock draft

I am doing this primarily to help people become familiar with names. As I always say, the MLB draft is my favorite time of year. The draft is chock full of talent and looks to have higher-upside...

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My 2013 MLB Mock Draft Final Edition

This will be my final mock draft before tomorrow's MLB Draft takes place. Just a reminder, the draft starts at 7:00 PM EST on MLB Network. Things have definitely been wild the past few weeks with...

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My 2013 MLB Mock Draft 2.0

The 2013 MLB Draft is less than two weeks away and I felt I would update my draft predictions from three weeks ago. Since May 1, a lot has changed in the draft with several players projected to...

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My 2013 MLB Mock Draft

With the draft only a month away, I figured I would post my first Mock draft with a description for each player. All the information provide come from a combination of reports I've read as well as...

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2013 MLB Draft Potential Picks

The following are a few players who could be considered the best available at both #9 and #14. To give everyone an idea on this years draft class, it is very balanced in terms of high school and...

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Taillon's First Start and Altoona v. Erie Recap

Game Time Temperature: 47 degrees. Weather: Cloudy with occasional sun. Windy. Altoona continued its series with Erie today with top Pirates prospect James Taillon on the mound for the Curve,...

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Potential Draft Targets for 2013

As the off season progresses, my thoughts continue to drift to the 2013 draft. Perhaps I just enjoy acquiring new, young talent or whatever but the draft is always my favorite part of the season....

Cubs agree to terms with Almora

He is getting an overslot deal but won't cost the Cubs any draft picks. Almora is receiving a $3.9 million bonus, his recommended slot was $3.25 MM. I don't know what this holds for Appel negotiations but I view it as a positive since Boras didn't drive the price up ridiculously high and $650,000 over slot seems fair.

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Extending Alvarez and McDonald

There was a ton of talk in the offseason of extending 2B Neil Walker and CF Andrew McCutchen following their 2011 seasons. With McCutchen being extended in early March, the Pirates locked up...

Pirates Agree To Terms With Wyatt Mathisen

No mention yet on what the signing bonus is. UPDATE by Charlie: Cool. After Mark Appel, Mathisen might be the most interesting player in this draft class. He was committed to the University of Texas. Also, the Pirates have reportedly agreed to terms with 12th-round pick Dalton Friend, a lefty pitcher out of junior college in Missouri who Baseball America ranked the No. 328 talent in the draft.

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Wish list for the Bucs first three picks.

We are now only two weeks away from the 2012 MLB Draft and, while the excitement is not as high as it was last year, the talk about who the Pirates will select is starting to heat up. There seems...

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The Best Reactions of the "Anti" Crowd

Below is an assortment of the best, most illogical and idiotic comments I could find this morning on the Andrew McCutchen extension. I had planned on not posting this for a few days but was...

Victor Roache breaks wrist

Many people have been throwing Roache's name around for the upcoming draft. One of, if not, the top power hitter in the draft. Now it seems he could drop pretty far, especially if he is out for the year.

Oswalt not interested in Indians or Blue Jays

Makes it pretty clear Oswalt will only be signing with a contender, just to dispel any hopes he'd consider Pittsburgh

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The Pirates Upcoming Draft

I know there has been a lot of talk about the changes in the new CBA and how it will affect spending. Instead of harping on that issue, I thought it would be interesting to take another look at...

Reds Looking for Pitching, Shopping Yonder Alonso

Granted it would be an inter-division trade and would probably take more to acquire him but I wonder what we would have to give up to acquire the 1B?

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Five Players the Pirates Could Consider Drafting in 2012

As the Pirates 2011 campaign slowly winds down, we are all thinking about various aspects of the Pirates and things related to them. Will Andrew McCutchen be extended? Will a good FA be signed in...

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Altoona recap

My first taste of Curve baseball came tonight only a warmer (48 degree) night in Erie. Jeff Locke v. L.J. Ganier. Since this is my first time doing this, I'll give a recap of the game then talk...

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Altoona v. Erie this weekend

Tomorrow, Altoona is scheduled to open against the Erie Seawolves. However, the Curve may be facing a snow-out tomorrow as a blanket of snow was just dumped on the Erie area a few hours ago....

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