-P- Here's a review of the Pirates' preseason top 20 prospects. (Thanks to Woobie.)
I hate you, Dave Littlefield.
-P- Also, USS Mariner makes a very convincing argument that Major League Baseball should do away with the system of draft pick compensation for free agents. As a fan or a team that has reaped exactly no benefit from this system over the past decade (partly because of its own negligence, but also partly because the system doesn't help the teams it's supposed to help), I think I agree.