The Pirates’ offseason has been relatively quiet with the hope being that at some point, they would make a move to improve their situation at first base.
The Pirates have avoided arbitration with Third Baseman Pedro Alvarez, Reliever Mark Melancon, Outfielder Travis Snider and First Baseman Gaby Sanchez after coming to agreements today.
Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington joined Starkey and Mueller to discuss the future for AJ Burnett, the improvement the minor league system has made during his tenure and contributions of players like Starter Edinson Volquez and Outfielder Gregory Polanco.
This time of year, plenty of letters are addressed to the North Pole and Mr. Santa Claus. Well, it pays to have people in the right places. Lucky enough for me, I was able to intercept a few Christmas lists (as the big day is just a week away) that were addressed to Santa that emanated from right here in Pittsburgh, Pa.
After word came out today that the Pirates did not extend a qualifying offer to Pitcher AJ Burnett, Tribune-Review Pirates Beat Writer Rob Biertempfel got on the phone with General Manager Neal Huntington and then talked to Starkey, Miller and Mueller about the teams plan for their free-agent-to-be.
Huntington tells The Fan Morning Show that 2013 was special but not special enough.
Just one day after his team clinched their first playoff berth since 1992, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to talk about putting this team together and what it was like celebrating last night’s playoff clinching victory over the Cubs.
Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown has been around the Pirates since 1994 and has seen plenty of the losing up close, but last night he was able to watch it all come full circle.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Having finally brought winning baseball back to Pittsburgh, the Pirates have made the dissolution of their 20-year skid the talk of baseball, and the national media continues to credit the steadfast leadership of general manager Neal Huntington.
Hours after watching his team clinch a winning season for the first time in two decades, Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington reacts with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.
This feels like Penguins season, huh? Well, at least that part before the playoff breakdown — you know, the part when general manager Ray Shero went out and cobbled together a club that was supposed to make a run toward a title.
With the MLB trading deadline in the rear-view mirror, Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington talks to Vinnie on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.
These are your Pittsburgh Pirates. The ones who, almost-certainly, will push this team to those heights you dreamed about as a fan or, conversely, force yet another letdown.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pirates general manager Neal Huntington addressed the media prior to the team’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park Wednesday evening after an uncommonly uneventful non-waiver trade deadline day around Major League Baseball.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates, as they sat an MLB-best 64-42, one-and-a-half games ahead of the struggling St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central entering Wednesday, decided the best move they could make at Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline was none.