Justin Morneau joins the Pirates as No. 36. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Neal Huntington addressed the media shortly before 6:00 this evening, and offered his thoughts on the Justin Morneau trade, as well as the roster moves made today to clear space for Morneau and Stolmy Pimentel on the 25-man active roster.
"We felt that this move gives us a better chance to play in October, gives us a better chance to win the division, and gives us a better chance to advance deep into October if not win it all," Huntington said.
The move made for Morneau, in addition to picking up Marlon Byrd and John Buck earlier this week, are ones atypical of the ones usually made by the Pirates
"These are not moves we want to make habits of," Huntington said.
So far, the Pirates have given up minor-le...
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