Francisco Liriano has been named the Pirates Opening Day starter since the middle of February, but that may be in jeopardy as General Manager Neal Huntington revealed some issues with Liriano’s groin that may hold him out.
The Pirates’ General Manager talks about how his team is shaping up with just one week to Opening Day.
As is typical this time of the year, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced another round of roster moves as they trim it down to the 25 if needs to be by Opening Day.
The Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco really impressed the team with his performance in spring training this year, to the point that they’re now reportedly shopping Jose Tabata.
Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington sat down with “The Fan Morning Show” at Spring Training on Tuesday to chat about the team’s offseason and what fans can look forward to this season.
Dan Zangrilli caught up with Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington on Bucco Talk from Bradenton.
“Every indication we had was that he wanted to return and only to return to Pittsburgh, and he was going to make his decision quickly.”
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.