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Pirates Spend About $12 Million In Bonuses

I just wrote a rundown of the Pirates’ ridiculously expensive draft over at Bucs Dugout. A couple of reporters have indicated that the Pirates spent about $12 million. About half of that will go to first-round pick Jameson Taillon, but second-rounder Stetson Allie also got over $2 million, and five other guys got over $400,000. The Pirates might not be spending much on major-league payroll, but they sure aren’t cutting corners in the draft.

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