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NEAL HUNTINGTON RUMORS

Pirates Plan To Make Qualifying Offer

Looks like Pirates fans can sleep tight knowing Neal Huntington’s aversion to risk won’t completely screw up a Qualifying Offer for Russell Martin. Jon Heyman is reporting that the Pirates will indeed make a QO to the team’s second best player. This is literally the only good move the Pirates could make in this situation.  They aren’t signing Martin to a multi-year deal...
Via This Is Getting Old
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates GM Huntington believes his coaching staff will return intact

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has a lot of decisions to make during the offseason, but one thing he won't have to do — unless someone leaves — is interview candidates for the 2015 coaching staff. From manager Clint Hurdle, who underwent successful hip replacement surgery Monday, to the team's position, pitching and hitting coaches, Huntington hopes to have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh weighing options with Russell Martin

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently deciding between the possible options they have for catcher Russell Martin such as whether to re-sign him or to let him walk in free agency.#456494282 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Travis Sawchik on triblive.com:The Pirates figure to face some of their most difficult choices in the Neal Huntington era: Do they match market...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: The right move was no move?!?

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Over the past 7 games, the mathematical percentage of the Pittsburgh Pirates reaching the National League playoffs  has dropped from over 60% down to just 20.8% during a 7-game losing streak that’s seen the club not only sink to 64-62, but also descend back to .500 baseball (21-21) since July 1st....
Via isportsweb.com
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Neal Huntington and “The Big Move”

Pittsburgh Pirates With this year’s trade deadline approaching, the Pittsburgh Pirates have found themselves right in the thick of the playoff race.  What was once an unheard of concept, the Pirates have now been buyers at the trade deadline for the fourth year running. Names such as Ryan Ludwick, Wandy Rodriguez, and Marlon Byrd have all been added to the roster by GM Neal Huntington...
Via isportsweb.com
July 28, 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: 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

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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