NEAL HUNTINGTON RUMORS

Pittsburgh Pirates: Were 3-year Huntington/Hurdle extensions justified?

Part 1 in a 2-part series.  Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug Two men, 6-8 years of extensions between them; image credit observer-reporter I’m in an odd place with Pirates’ GM Neal Huntington, and Manager Clint Hurdle.  At the start of the 2013 season, I felt the way many Pirates’ fans did- I assumed both were in their last years with the Pirates’ organization, after 2 straight...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend news: Taillon, Huntington, Hurdle

The exciting series win over St. Louis wasn’t the only news coming from PNC Park this weekend, as the Pirates announced two contract extensions and a devastating injury. Actually, I probably shouldn’t say devastating, but it really stinks to hear that Jameson Taillon will need Tommy John surgery. That’ll sideline him for over a year, and it wipes out the plan of having him...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates extend Huntington and Hurdle

The Pittsburgh Pirates extended the contracts of General Manager Neal Huntington and Manager Clint Hurdle for three years, with club options for the 2018 season. The announcement was made by Pirates President Frank Coonelly.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates likely will wait a little longer for first baseman

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington’s top priority throughout the off-season was finding a left-handed hitting first baseman. The off-season ended Thursday when spring training started for the Pirates, with pitchers and catchers working out at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla. Yet, Huntington continues to search for a first baseman who bats from the left side. That’s the case...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Tim Williams rushes to defend payroll, Huntington

I’ve never had any interaction with Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects, aside from him passive-aggressively claiming that “nobody reads” isportsweb after I questioned the accuracy of an article from one of his contributors on Twitter.  And to Tim’s credit, he runs a regularly updated Pirates page with some useful player information, podcasts and interviews featuring personnel...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

News and notes: Huntington, Byrd, Burnett, McCutchen

The MLB General Manager meetings are under way this week, and while that’s not much of an event, it has generated some hot stove talk. It also generated the Executive of the Year award, which Pirates GM Neal Huntington did not win — a mild surprise, to Pirates fans at least. Huntington finished second to Boston’s Ben Cherington. Cherington, of course, led the Red Sox from...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates GM Neal Huntington Talks Deadline: 13 Most Important Points

Pirates GM Neal Huntington (right) is looking to the future holding players like first-rounder Austin Meadows (Courtesy: Pittsburgh Pirates) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he was “willing to do something stupid” at the MLB Trade Deadline, but not “insane.” The prevailing sentiment from his post-deadline press conference Wednesday was that he made many offers...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Announcement timing becoming predictable

Over the past few years, fans paying close attention to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ timing of their announcements have detected a pattern:  When the Pirates have negative or controversial news to break, they tend to wait until huge national news stories surface, so that they can slide their news in under the radars of a rightfully disenchanted fan base. Originally, the Pirates...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Neal Huntington Should Be Fired

I want to be on record before the final couple of the weeks of the season play out: Neal Huntington should be fired. I hope this team doesn’t lose a game the rest of the season. I hope that the Buccos sweep through the playoffs and win the World Series in four games. I hope that, after winning it all in 2012, the Pirates go on a nearly generation long streak of victorious seasons...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jeff Karstens- Gem of the Yankee trade

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug One of GM Neal Huntington’s most talked about trades during his first full season was the July, 2008 deal that sent OF Xavier Nady and RP Damaso Marte to the New York Yankees, netting four Pinstripe farmhands in return.  Controversy swirled around the transaction when it was re-worked at the last minute, swapping out 2 of the 4 chips the Pirates...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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