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    What's the excitement about the Pirates and Royals on Twitter. I have yet to twit.

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    Agent:"3 years Buck, Benoit. Pirates, Royals offering big. This is a great market. Angels, Red Sox, Mets could be left behind"
    about 15 hours ago via Twitter for iPad
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    http://twitter.com/pgammo/status/6121380907057154

    That is from Peter Gammons

    Buck and Benoit have re-signed with the Marlins and Tigers.

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    Hopefully it means we intend to bring useful players in from the outside and not our typical dumpster dives. Still not sure I want de la Rosa at multiple years for 10+ mill.

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    I'm all 'atwitter' at Gammons' twit.

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    "To break down the quote, the agent references the three year deals to John Buck and Joaquin Benoit, and mentions that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals are offering big as support that this is a great market.


    Peter Gammons says the Pirates are offering big. Perhaps to De La Rosa?
    The comment doesn't say who the Pirates are "offering big" to, although my guess would be Jorge De La Rosa. That's pure speculation, based on all of the reports about how the Pirates have De La Rosa as their top target, and are one of the most aggressive teams going after him.

    The free agent market could start to pick up in the next week. Taking a look at the Off-Season calendar, Tuesday is the deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their ranked free agents. Players who aren't offered arbitration fetch their team nothing in terms of compensation. Players who are offered arbitration have until November 30th to make a decision. Teams don't want to engage in serious talks with players until they know what sort of compensation they will be giving up.

    De La Rosa is almost a certainty to be offered arbitration, which would cost the Pirates their second round pick if they signed the former Colorado pitcher. The Pirates have also shown interest in Justin Duchscherer, Jeff Francis, and Brandon Webb."



    Read more: Gammons: Pirates Offering Big | Pirates Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010...#ixzz15y9TbuYQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by CROSSBONES View Post
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    What's the excitement about the Pirates and Royals on Twitter. I have yet to twit.
    Twitter is fantastic. You know how it's said that Facebook, the "wall" is like a news feed? It's not really, it's just a means to see what the hell your friends find important in their lives On Twitter though you can make a list of nothing but certain news guys and information guys and have instant 140 character news
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    It's my anniversary/adversary when I wake up on the 22nd, but hopefully I'll try a twitter. Help would be appreciated. I guess I'm ready.

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    I must be old, I understood less than half of what was being said in this thread. (Wait, i know I am old!)

    It sounds like we are possibly bidding on De La Rosa (and maybe Beltre').

    Related/Unrelated, when is the Rule 5 Draft (what date and time)?

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    Well I think that bidding and rule 5ing are kinda like bidding on guys to be indentured slaves (well paid). And I think that twitter , tweet, peep and some of those other words are people who bid on the players and if they win, they donate them to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    I'm still studying though.

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    DCBill...I think Rule 5 is first week in Dec. However, also being old, I'm not 100% sure.

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    I am now a twit.......................busy day, I'm tired!
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    See the thread at Hobbies please.
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