Bucs-Boras bout will test new draft rules

Updated: June 9, 2012, 6:52 PM ET
By Jayson Stark

It might not quite be Pacquiao-Mayweather. Or Ali-Frazier. Or even Bret Hart-Stone Cold Steve Austin. But it might just be the best mano-a-mano show in baseball over the next month.

In one corner: Scott Boras.

In the other corner: Pirates president Frank Coonelly.

The prize they'll be duking it out over: The Pirates' No. 1 pick in this week's draft -- Stanford pitcher Mark Appel.

"I know one thing," said an official of one team, without a hint of sarcasm. "I ...

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