Memorial Day is a great holiday. I put these links on the grill at RumBunter for you.
Call to the Pen looks at some prospects around MLB.
I love Chicago.
Check this link for a great post from Bucs Prospects about the “Magnificent Seven…”
The Pirates case is extreme as they have sent a number of pitching prospects for extra seasoning in extended spring. These are pitchers they’ve spent big money on yet kept them in Bradenton while the rest went north.
To name the headliners, righty Brooks Pounders, lefty Zack Dodson, righty Zach Von Rosenberg, righty Trent Stevenson, lefty Colton Cain, righty Jeff Inman, and lefty Zac Fuesser are all 2009 draft picks who received over $100,000 in bonus and were not assigned to a full season club. Would you believe that those seven pitchers signed cumulatively for $4.495 Million? (According to Baseball America 2009 Draft Database.)
Here’s a comparison. According to Cot’s Contracts, the eight least-paid major league pitchers on the current 12-man Pittsburgh Pirates major league staff will earn a combined 2010 salary of approximately $4.444 Million! About $50,000 less than this Magnificent Seven shacking up in Bradenton.