Posts tagged Neal Huntington

Pirates make wrong move at trade deadline

   July 31, 2014 8:13 pm    1

It was quite a week leading up to the MLB trade deadline. The Pittsburgh Pirates were linked to possible deals for Jon Lester, A.J. Burnett, John Lackey and even David Price. Wow. Were they really going to make a blockbuster deal and go all-in for the postseason? Nope. They did nothing. Well, they claimed pitcher…


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Pirates make bold move to get Morneau

   August 31, 2013 5:45 pm    0

The July 31 trade deadline came and went with no moves by the Pittsburgh Pirates. What a difference a month can make. With the team tied for first place with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pirates made their second big move of the week, acquiring first baseman Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins for outfielder…


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Liriano, Pirates still haven’t come to terms

   February 2, 2013 12:31 am    0

How many times have the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Francisco Liriano this season? Too many for my taste. And it seems like the ongoing saga could drag into spring training. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that general manager Neal Huntington is non-commital about signing the pitcher before spring training begins. Liriano broke his non-throwing arm (right)…


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Pirates sticking with top brass

   September 26, 2012 6:33 pm    0

Apparently the Pittsburgh Pirates are happy with the way things are going. According to team president Frank Coonelly, the Pirates will be sticking with general manager Neal Huntington, manager Clint Hurdle, and assistant general managers Kyle Stark and Greg Smith. Here’s the text of Coonelly’s statement: For the second consecutive year, we put ourselves in…


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Pirates get their power hitter in Travis Snider

   July 31, 2012 12:08 pm    0

Going into today’s trade deadline, the need for the Pittsburgh Pirates was obvious: get a power hitter. They did that with the acquisition of outfielder Travis Snider from the Blue Jays. In exchange for Snider, the Pirates send Toronto pitcher Brad Lincoln. “We think Travis will fit in well with us in right (field),” Pirates…


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Hey, Neal, you need to get the Bucs a bat

   July 28, 2012 9:30 pm    0

Are the Pittsburgh Pirates buyers before Tuesday’s trade deadline? Ask general manager Neal Huntington, and the answer might not seem obvious. Here’s what he told “So it’s nice that we don’t have to go get someone specific; we can pick what we want to get, and if the acquisition cost is exorbitantly high, we…


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Neal Huntington said what?

   December 3, 2011 10:16 pm    Comments Off

Everyone knows the Pittsburgh Pirates have holes to fill. It appears everyone except general manager Neal Huntington, especially with that gaping hole at first base. Here’s what he told about their need at first base: “We do have some internal options, so it’s not like we are desperate and have to overpay a free…


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