Dissecting the Twins' Sano signing 

September, 30, 2009
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After months of strained negotiations with several teams, prized shortstop prospect Miguel Angel Sano appears to have come to terms on a $3.15 million deal with the Minnesota Twins.

Initially, the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared to be the front-runners for Sano, but a strained relationship between Sano's family, agent Rob Plummer and the team apparently nixed the deal. Sano was to be the crowning jewel in a renewed Pirates commitment in Latin America. Instead, the failed deal leaves their new recruitment strategy bereft of a big prospect.

Plummer, who has negotiated some of the biggest bonuses in Latin America, can claim another victory.

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