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Baseball Analyst Jon Heyman Dishes On Neal Huntington’s Job Security

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — CBSSports.com baseball writer Jon Heyman joined The Fan Morning Show on Thursday to talk his recent column, which discusses the job security of a number of managers and general managers, including the Pirates’ Clint Hurdle and Neal Huntington.

He asserted that Hurdle’s job is safe, but explained that he has heard rumors that suggest Huntington could be in trouble.

He said that Huntington deserves credit for getting this team to the point where they’re actually contending for a .500 record, which many did not expect out of this squad. But he explained that failing to reach that mark could mean trouble for Huntington, given how a second straight season has unraveled after looking promising.

He felt the last couple weeks of the season will be crucial for Huntington, and could end up determining his fate.

He also said he believed that Andrew McCutchen is still in the MVP race, but doesn’t see McCutchen as the favorite at this point given the Pirates’ collapse.

The interview can be heard here: