While I was down in Pirate City last week, I talked with Neal Huntington for about 40 minutes about the Pittsburgh Pirates, the draft, and the international market. Because the interview was so long, and because I was so crunched for time (editing videos, transcribing other interviews for features, watching games, writing), I didn't get a chance to transcribe the full interview until now. For that reason, some of the information in part one is a little dated, as this took place before Pedro Ciriaco was optioned to AAA, or before Josh Fields was traded to Colorado.
On a related note, Pat at WHYGAVS also interviewed Huntington while he was down in Bradenton, and somehow we ended up asking different questions and covering different topics, outside of the draft. Check that out as well.
Part one will look at the Pirates, from the majors throughout the system. Part two will look at the draft and international markets. Here is part one:
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