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NEAL HUNTINGTON RUMORS

Where Can the Pirates Upgrade?

The trade deadline isn’t approaching for a few more weeks and Neal Huntington’s preferred waiver deadline is even further away, but the trade talks around the league have already approached.  I mentioned last week that David Price would be a good fit for the Pirates, though it is highly unlikely due to their past deadline history.  The Pirates are very much a buy-low team that...
Via Cheap Seat Analytics
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: GM Huntington denies continued search for first baseman

After their breakout season in 2013 in which they made the playoffs for the first time in 22 years – in fact, were over .500 for the first time in 22 years – the Pirates were believed to have turned the corner after years of failed rebuilds and futility. In 2014, however, the club is mired in last place in the NL Central with a record of 12-19 and have been seeking to bolster...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 05, 2014  |  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...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
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...
Via Pirates Prospects
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Best in baseball; Neal Huntington vindicated?

I just keep staring at it.  I refresh my browser every now and then, just to make sure it’s true. 49-30.  Now the best record in all of baseball.  The Pittsburgh Pirates. GM Huntington; Image credit rackcdn I never saw this season coming.  Ever.  This past March, if I had predicted the 2013 team’s record based on how little I thought GM Neal Huntington accomplished over...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Looking at the Grades From Huntington’s Drafts

Every year I always purchase a copy of the Baseball America Prospect Handbook. I only cover the Pirates’ farm system, and while that does give me a chance to see prospects from other systems, my focus is usually on the players with the Pirates. I like the BA handbook because it shows what other teams have in their system, which gives you some perspective on how the individual Pirates...
Via Pirates Prospects
February 02, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Day Huntington and Stark Lost Their Jobs?

When I read Dejan Kovacevic’s column on the Navy SEAL training last night, my initial reaction was “someone is getting fired”. Between the team’s horrible play at the major league level, and now this news coming out complete with Kyle Stark’s e-mail, it was the perfect recipe for a full day of “Look at how the Pirates have collapsed in the second half…and while we...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 22, 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...
Via Pirates Prospects
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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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