The Pirates open their final series of the season against the Atlanta Braves and this season was not expected to end like it did. It turned out to be the 20th consecutive losing season – a major North American sports record.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — It may be an unpopular opinion locally, but Frank Coonelly has given a vote of confidence to his current management team despite presiding over one of the biggest collapses in Major League Baseball history.
Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93.7 The FAN to try to figure out where the turning point of the season was for the Pirates.
To say Pirates fans are frustrated would be an understatement. It doesn’t take a general manager’s expertise to see that all phases of the Pirates game have taken a late summer vacation.
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.
Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington checks in with Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook to his view of the team as the final stretch run to the playoffs begins.
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.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — According to a report by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Correia said he wants to be traded so that he can continue to be a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates called up outfielder Starling Marte from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington joined The Fan Morning Show Wednesday in the wake of Tuesday night’s trade that saw Pittsburgh acquire starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez and cash from the Astros in exchange for Rudy Owens, Colton Cain, and Robbie Grossman.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching, and the Pittsburgh Pirates appear to be major players with one of the top targets on the market.
The Pirates were in this same position one year ago. In fact, they took the Central Division lead late into July. Then, a complete collapse. They went 19-43 the rest of the way to ensure their 19th straight losing season, a North American record.
Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington joins the Vinnie & Cook show on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan. Neal says he is pleased to see the Pirates pitching so well and says A.J. Burnett has surpassed his expectations.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The extra wild card spot might make trading more difficult for the Pirates, as more teams will remain in contention for a longer period of time.
Pirates President Frank Coonelly joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the drafting of Stanford Starting Pitcher Mark Appel in the first round of the MLB Draft, as well as the new slotting system for the draft, and where the team could run into penalties for overpaying players.