Dejan Kovacevic's post on Pittsburgh Pirates | Latest updates on Sulia
Now that it's clear the Pirates did not sign Mark Appel, I'll share with you that the only way Scott Boras was going to agree is if the team had gone above and beyond and paid those penalties -- next year's first-rounder, cash, etc. -- to get his client somewhere in the range of $6 million. As you can see, the Pirates didn't do that. Boras' thought process is that, as he told me, "Talent will always find a way," so he sees more options for Appel than some of us do. We'll see.