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Pirates GM Neal Huntington Talks Deadline: 13 Most Important Points

Pirates GM Neal Huntington Talks Deadline: 13 Most Important Points

Pirates GM Neal Huntington (right) is looking to the future holding players like first-rounder Austin Meadows (Courtesy: Pittsburgh Pirates)

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he was "willing to do something stupid" at the MLB Trade Deadline, but not "insane." The prevailing sentiment from his post-deadline press conference Wednesday was that he made many offers for trades big and small, but the asking price of prospects ended up being too high. So Huntington and the Bucs held steady.

"There's no question we forced the issue," Huntington said. "I made offers that made me incredibly uncomfortable."

Here are the highlights from Huntington's talk with the media at PNC Park.

1. The GM did not mention any specific trade targets. I asked if I could possibly get him to comme...

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