Comments on: Pirates GM Neal Huntington Talks Deadline: 13 Most Important Points http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:33:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32994 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:40:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32994 Huntington said he tried for all levels of talent. Not only did he make an offer for Stanton, he also made an offer for Trumbo. Both were rejected. You are completely wrong longjohn. Did you see what the Rangers gave up for two months (10 starts) for Garza? WAY too much.

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By: TonyC17 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32951 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 06:11:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32951 Longjohnsilver, as the article states, NH attempted to make deals on all players. Big deals and small deals. I also read that NH threw a great offer for Stanton that had the marlins thinking but ultimately said no. You don’t just make a move to make a move. You say sheirholtz and dejesus are upgrades. But by how much? Either one should have been a platoon player. So u think we should give up a top 10 player for a platoon player. Only player I’m giving up top 10 players for is Stanton. He will continue to look, but there is nothing there. U seen how much teams overpaid just in the few trades that were made.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32949 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:04:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32949 “Fish or cut bait” I see what you did there Long John….and I like it.

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32945 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 03:36:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32945 The Pirates are not going to be drafting in the top 10 next year and maybe not even in the top 20 for the next couple years. They better hold on to as many of their prospects as they can.
I was pretty vocal about the Bucs acquiring some hitters by the deadline but after following the reports there just wasn’t any deals to be made without selling the farm.

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32941 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 03:13:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32941 Schierhotlz would have been a nice addition at the right price, but I would not have traded any of our top 5 prospects for him – and I suspect the price tag was even higher than that.

As for DeJesus, I don’t think he would have been much of an upgrade and I do not understand why the Pirates were even considering him. He’s a center fielder with little power. I am glad they did not trade for him, as that would have been pointless. I would rather they bring up Lambo and try a platoon of him and Tabata.

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By: Nathan Swartz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32939 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 02:38:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32939 Man, I wish you were the GM of a rival team.

For all we know, the cubs wanted too much for NS or DDJ. You act like NH just CHOSE to do nothing.

You seem to be a fan of doing something just for the appearance of doing something.

There was NOBODY worth Taillon, Polanco, Hansen, or Glasnow. Take a look around, even if you think NH failed, what about the “awesome” GMs? What did they do? Oh, thats right. Nothing.

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By: joe g. http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32937 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 02:14:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32937 I bet l
Long John would have endorsed that trade! : D

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By: burghdood http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32936 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 02:08:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32936 Remember when the Penguins signed all those superstars last winter, & they looked like a can’t miss Stanley Cupper? I was thinking at the time that they looked like a Hockey version of the ’27 Yankees…so much for looking great with free agents & trades “on paper”!!

Glad they stood pat!

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By: sammykhalifa http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32935 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 02:03:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32935 That’s the logic that would have had us trade BJ Upton for Taillon and Starling Marte last year.

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By: LongJohnSilver http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-gm-neal-huntington-talks-deadline-13-most-important-points.html#comment-32932 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 01:29:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=62270#comment-32932 Cripple financial flexibility? Schierholtz wouldn’t have done that, nor would have DeJesus. Both were upgrades. In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a hitting shortage in Pittsburgh for 3 years running. You know the current rankings of the Pirates offense this year. To ignore that as NH did, and to hear, “top prospects in the game who should be up to address the needs they have this year” looking towards the future, is the same thing we have heard time and time again. Who will be up next year to solve this problem? Lambo? We have him now. Polanco who is still at AA? Bell who is in A ball?? Or do we have to wait another year to find the solution? At what point to you fish or cut bait? How many “prospects” fail to make it?

To be in the situation that the Pirates are in this year, and after all the suffering we have endured over the past 20 years, to do nothing, is, IMO, a failure of leadership on NH part.

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