The recent draft and the recent performance of the Major League team got me thinking about Neal Huntington's current contract situation. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting at 30-32 on June 11th. They just finished a draft where they selected Gerrit Cole, a potential future ace, in the first round, and Josh Bell, the #15 ranked prospect, in the second round. Despite the talk that the majority of his trades have not worked out, we're seeing Charlie Morton getting Roy Halladay comparisons, Joel Hanrahan looking like one of the top closers in the game, James McDonald continuing to look like a steal, and then there's the Xavier Nady trade, with Jose Tabata, Jeff Karstens, and Daniel McCutchen playing big roles on the team, while Ross Ohlendorf currently...
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