Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 7/31/13
Neal Huntington gave a press conference almost immediately after the trade deadline ended. I thought a bunch of the things he said were really interesting, and I'd recommend you check the quotes out (you can find them just about anywhere that has a writer with a press pass on staff, but Bucs Dugout has a nice summary here). The quote that everyone's pulled out is, of course, this one:  We were willing to do something stupid. We just didn't want to do something insane. ... Even the ones that we stretched into the stupid level, we found a cut-off point where it just didn't make sense to go beyond because of our confidence in this group. That quote is magnified by Rob Biertempfel's report that the Pirates made "repeated attempts" for Giancarlo Stanton and that they made an offer that got the Marlins' attention before Miami ultimately decided that they couldn't trade the franchise's only marquee player. I have no idea what those offers would've looked like, but given Huntington'...
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