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Neal Huntington: The Most Likely GM to Make a Trade?

Neal Huntington: The Most Likely GM to Make a Trade?

 

Neal Huntington averages the most deadline deals of any GM in baseball.

Jonah Keri at Grantland did a study on the current active General Managers in the game, and how many trades each has made on average per year since 2002. Keri broke down the trades in two sections. One section looked at June and July, while the other section only focused on July. At the top of both lists was Pittsburgh Pirates' General Manager Neal Huntington.

In the June/July section, Huntington averaged 7.3 trades per year, which was more than two trades greater than the second place GM, Alex Anthopolous of the Toronto Blue Jays, who averaged 5.0. In the July section, Huntington averaged 4.3, which was 0.3 ahead of second place Jerry DiPoto of the Los Angeles Angels.

Huntington leading both groups says nothing other than he's been the most active general manager in baseball when it comes to such deals. That should be no surprise. He spent most of 2008 and 2009 blowing up the roster for a rebuil...

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