Comments on: Huntington, Stark, Smith Will Be Retained for 2013 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:42:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20911 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20911 Not even sure it’s better than under Littlefield. Record wise, it’s a 9 game improvement in 5 years, but after a complete torching of what few assets they had, for very little in return. The John Russell teams were beyond pitiful.

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By: TonyPenaforHOF http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20664 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20664 “It’s hard to distinquish yourself as a pitcher when the team fielding behind you should have chico’s bail bonds on the back of their jerseys. ”

Got to be the quote of the year!

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20661 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20661 Well, at least when the inevitable new regime comes in, with the focus on doing things system wide and fundamentals, it’ll be the third time in a row.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20659 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20659 If you watched the game you would know that if Locke had any kind of defense behind him the Mets would have been out after 3 batters in the third. It’s hard to distinquish yourself as a pitcher when the team fielding behind you should have chico’s bail bonds on the back of their jerseys.

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By: TonyPenaforHOF http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20654 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20654 Ok, one more time for those who have not been paying attention…

Just because we suck less today than we did in the past DOES NOT MEAN THE CURRENT STAFF IS GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO!!!!

For the amount of money and high draft picks we should be much better. Our players who come up through the system are NOT fundamentally sound. The MLB team is “what our record says it is” – under .500. The minors have very few drafted prospects outside the 1st round.
Yes we are better today than under Littlefield, but that’s because it couldn’t get any worse.

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20652 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20652 I think Jon Lester of the Red Sox could be the Burnett of 2013.

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By: Richard Ya'Zhynka http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20651 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20651 They built a team that was 16 games over .500 two-thirds of the way through the season. That was no accident. Things are much better for the entire organization than they were when Huntington took over the craterous rubble left by Littlefield.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20650 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20650 bulldookie. if so, russell would still be here.
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we have all witnessed the best season the Bucs have had in a decade and youre calling this organization a fiasco? and the daytime emmy goes to……………

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20649 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20649 unless Marte was told to steal. you think a rookie has the green light to steal?

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/huntington-stark-smith-will-be-retained-for-2013.html#comment-20648 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42454#comment-20648 compared to Russell, Hurdle was Billy F-ing Martin. but this team is only going to go as far as the pitching will take them. if we luck out with another Burnett type of aquisition and a youngster steps up in 2013, barring injury this team can make an even better push than 2012

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