So with that being said, if anyone from the 1991 Pirates team is doing a signing anywhere please let me know about it. PLEASE!!!!!!
So far I have Zane Smith, Sid Bream, Rafael Belliard, Bill Landrum, Ted Power, Bobby Bonilla, Doug Drabek.
I still need:
-Andy Van Slyke
*******On another note********Tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to sign anyone drafted from the 2011 MLB Draft. The Pirates 1st round pick and #1 overall selection Gerrit Cole still hasn't signed. That's to be expected as the #1 overall pick never signs before minutes approaching the deadline. Cole really doesn't have much leverage in the situation as he can't go any higher than #1 next year and there may be hard slotting for next years draft to prevent teams going overslot. I guarantee Cole will sign with a major league deal, but he's nuts if he's looking for Stephen Strasburg money. I think Cole will be a filthy pitcher, but he's not a phenom like Strasburg.
The Pirates also have to still try to convince highly touted power hitting switch hitting highschool outfielder Josh Bell that he shouldn't go to college. I think there's a 75/25 chance that Josh will sign for something well over slot. It will most likely break any 2nd round draft bonus ever if it does happen. I will provide an update on Tuesday regarding the 2011 Draft Class.