Pirates GM Neal Huntington: Phillies Wanted Too Much
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to discuss the trade deadline and the recently acquired players.
Huntington broke down each of the player that he brought in at the deadline, and the way the lineup will shake out the rest of the season.
Neal told us Outfielder Travis Snider will get the majority of the starts in Right Field, while Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez will split time at First Base.
Snider has been up and down throughout his career, and Huntington told us what they saw in him, and what they think they can get out of him that the Blue Jays couldn’t.
Huntington also told us about some of the bigger names on the trade market that the team may have originally pursued, until the asking prices got too high. When it came to trading for players like Shane Victorino or Hunter Pence, Huntington said given what the Phillies were asking for them, he’d “be the biggest idiot in the history of the world” to trade for those players.
We wrapped things up with the Pirates GM asking him how many of the trades they’ve made were made to win now, and how many were made to ensure the team continues to win in the future.