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Notes from Coonelly's chat

I assumed he wouldn't get into anything too interesting, but he ended up giving a lot of answers that kind of surprised me.

On tender decisions:  He came out and said they will tender Hanrahan and Ohlendorf, and that there are "continued discussions" with the agents for Milledge, Cedeno, and Karstens.  I was somewhat surprised that he separated them into two groups and that Milledge was in the second one.  I'm not sure how much should be read into it, but that's how he answered the question.

On hard slotting in the draft:  Coonelly said the system will be the same in the 2011 draft and the Pirates will likely continue with the same approach.  He then came out in favor of a hard slotting system, saying it would allow the team to continue to draft based on talent rather than signability.

On De La Rosa: The Pirates made an offer that they felt was fair market value.  He noted that he has great talent, but also mentioned the fact that he has only started more than 25 games once in his career.  He noted the played option in Colorado's offer as something the Pirates weren't willing to do as he sees it as a "heads the player wins, tails the team loses" situation.

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