The Philly Inquirer writes about the Bucs, and not for positive reasons. One very interesting quote (italics mine):
No. No no no no no. I'm calling you out on this one, Coonelly. In late January you said this at PirateFest:
That's it. You said it, with no qualifiers and no ambiguity. No BS about the slotting system. Anyone will sign with the Pirates if they pay enough. So which is it, Mr. Coonelly? Are you going to pony up for some real baseball players, or aren't you?