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 Post subject: Coonelly: Draft and Int'l Scouting Budgets Will Not Decrease
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:15 am 
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Good news from the mother-ship:
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According to figures from the Commissioner's Office, the Pirates finished 2008 with a payroll of $50.8 million. The club budgeted for a slight increase in that payroll for 2009 and has not changed that figure.

Coonelly also confirmed that there are no plans to cut back on the budgets for the amateur draft or international signing bonuses. Both of those budgets have seen significant increases since Coonelly assumed his post in September 2007.

"I think you've heard us talk ad nauseum about how important those are for us and how critical those investments are to our clubs," Coonelly said. "We got good return on those investments last year. That's an area where we have to be putting our resources."

http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/ ... p&c_id=pit

Hat-tip to Charlie at Bucs Dugout: http://www.bucsdugout.com/2009/1/26/737 ... nd-latin-a

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 Post subject: Re: Coonelly: Draft and Int'l Scouting Budgets Will Not Decrease
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:00 am 
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Not to change the subject, but their optimism in the article about the attendance this year is pretty pie in the sky.

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