• Live Discussion: The International Signing Period Begins Today

    11 days ago - By Pirates Prospects

    Today marks the start of the 2021-22 international signing period, which runs until December 15th. Most of the money spent during this 11-month signing period will be spent today/tomorrow by all 30 teams in baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of a handful of teams with a bonus pool worth $6,262,600, which is the highest...
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  • Pirates Agree to Deal with Their Two Biggest International Signings

    11 days ago - By Pirates Prospects

    Today is the first day of the 2021-22 international signing period and Jesse Sanchez has the bonus information of the two biggest signings this year for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He reports that the Pirates gave out bonuses of $900,000 to outfielder Tony Blanco Jr. and $1.2M to shortstop Yordany De Los Santos. These bonus take...
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  • Notable 2021-22 International Signings

    11 days ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    The 2021-22 international signing period is officially underway, and though this signing period is open until Dec. 15, 2022, many of the big names have already signed. Teams have long since lined up deals with newly eligible teenage players, so the news today largely represents confirmation of what was anticipated. Still, it's a day of no small moment, particularly for the young men embarking upon professional careers.
    Let's round up some of the most notable signings of the day. Most of these agreements have been known for a while, as both Baseball America's Ben Badler and MLB.com's Jesse...
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  • International Signing Period Opens Today

    11 days ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    MLB's 2021-22 International signing period opens today, making it possible for teams to consummate deals with international amateurs from countries outside of the United States and Canada.
    Some agreements have been in place for years, but today is the day that players can finally sign on the dotted line. Not all players will actually sign today, but many of the player agreements should come to light. Baseball America's Ben Badler has put together the list of international free agent signings for every team thus far, with more expected to pour in throughout the day.
    Let's refresh the...
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