Breaking news coming in from the PBC Blog on human soap-opera Pedro Alvarez:
"The Major League Baseball Players Assocation today will file a grievance against the Pirates regarding the signing of first-round draft pick Pedro Alvarez, according to two sources.
The union's contention is that Alvarez agreed to his contract after the Aug. 15 midnight deadline."
The Pirates struck back with a statement that makes a pretty strong case against agent Scott "Darth" Boras, but...ugh. Why must this black cloud continue to linger above this franchise?