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SteelCityMan786
08-27-2008, 10:37 PM
http://post-gazette.com/pg/08240/907355-100.stm
Pirates' deal with Pedro Alvarez in jeopardy
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
By Dejan Kovacevic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pirates' deal with first-round draft pick Pedro Alvarez appeared to be in jeopardy today, with the Pirates issuing a statement saying that Alvarez's agent, Scott Boras, has said Alvarez will not sign the contract agreed to on Aug. 15.

As a result, Pirates president Frank Coonelly said in the statement that the team had asked the commissioner's office to place Alvarez on MLB's restricted list.

In addition, the MLB Players Assocation today will file a grievance against the commissioner's office contending that Alvarez agreed to his contract after the Aug. 15 midnight deadline.

X-Terminator
08-28-2008, 01:02 AM
This is all a ploy by Scott Boras to try to extort an extra $200,000 out of the Pirates so that Alvarez will be the highest paid player in the draft (the 5th overall pick got a $6.2 million signing bonus from the Giants). He knows damn well that the contract is valid. Do you see now part of the reason why they traded Nady? This jackhole is his agent.

Player agents are the scum of the earth.

pittsburghp8baller
08-28-2008, 07:09 AM
this is ridiculous! Alvarez, u need to get on the dam field. i gurantee, the sooner u get the the field the sooner u will make it to the majors and the sooner u will either get a bigger contract with us and make more than ur entry contract or if we continue to struggle the sooner than u get traded to a team that will pay u a lot

SteelCityMan786
08-28-2008, 05:33 PM
Alvarez and Boras are both morons. Grow a set and SIGN THE DEAL.

pittsburghp8baller
08-28-2008, 06:36 PM
apparently the Giants signed their first round player (that Catcher from florida state i cant remember at the moment) to a contract with a 6.2 million dollar bonus, so now Alvarez and boras probably figure that now they can and try to squeeze out more out of the pirates

SteelCityMan786
08-28-2008, 08:16 PM
apparently the Giants signed their first round player (that Catcher from florida state i cant remember at the moment) to a contract with a 6.2 million dollar bonus, so now Alvarez and boras probably figure that now they can and try to squeeze out more out of the pirates

Buster Posey.

pittsburghp8baller
08-29-2008, 12:33 AM
Buster Posey.

there it is, i knew if u put a list of all of the picks i could of picked it out.

Edman
08-31-2008, 06:35 PM
Things never come easy for the Pirates, even if they try.

It's not like this Alvarez guy will contribute, and even if he eventually does, he'll be traded for peanuts.

pittsburghp8baller
09-22-2008, 10:27 PM
reports came in, Alvarez and the Pirates agree to a deal so we dodged a big bullet their. unfortunately we wont get to see him in the minors this year, he may get to play in the Arizona Fall League or some other fall/winter league.

X-Terminator
09-22-2008, 10:35 PM
All I gotta say is this kid better be as good as advertised after all of the shit that's happened. Otherwise, the fans, at least the ones left who give a damn about the team, will ride his ass right out of town.

Edman
10-02-2008, 11:44 PM
At this point. I'll place my bets on the latter.

The Pirates are cursed. Has there ever been a draft pick that contributed for them? Honestly?

X-Terminator
10-03-2008, 10:43 AM
At this point. I'll place my bets on the latter.

The Pirates are cursed. Has there ever been a draft pick that contributed for them? Honestly?

Nate McLouth, Paul Maholm, Matt Capps immediately come to mind. The jury is still out on Snell and Gorzelanny since both showed last season that they can be solid major league starters. Other than that...nope, at least for now. Andrew McCutchen looks like a pretty good player as does Neil Walker, but both are still a year away from the majors. I want to see what Alvarez does, and going by his college numbers he does have lots of talent, but he'd better be here by 2011 at the very latest, hitting 40+ HR a year over that short RF porch. Anything less than that, and he's a bust IMO. He raised my expectations that much after all of the crap he and his asshole agent put the team and fans through.

Preacher
10-03-2008, 07:16 PM
bump