John Russell and Neal Huntington Extended This Past Off-Season

Earlier today we heard rumors from Ken Rosenthal that the Pittsburgh Pirates had extended general manager Neal Huntington.  Prior to this news, it was believed that Huntington and manager John Russell were both working without contracts in 2011. It has since been confirmed that not only did the Pirates extend Huntington, but they also picked up the option for John Russell in 2011, and on top of all of that, made both moves this...

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Neal Huntington Extended?

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has a column up on the future of John Russell, suggesting that the Pirates need to make a decision on their manager.  What stood out to me was that Rosenthal reports that Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington has been extended through the 2011 season.  Here is the quote: The Pirates already have extended general manager Neal Huntington’s contract through 2011 and might also have exercised...

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The Second Wave

I came to a realization last night as I was doing the game recap for the Indianapolis Indians.  With Pedro Alvarez getting called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates today, there isn’t much talent remaining at the top level.  The first wave of talent has officially arrived, but it may until this time next year before we see any more additions. Alvarez joins top prospects Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, who were both called up...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/16/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off today. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat Trenton 8-4.  Rudy Owens pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.  Derek Hankins pitched 3.1 innings, allowing a run on three hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Hankins also allowed all three inherited runners to score in the sixth inning.  Owens pitched five shutout innings,...

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Game 65 Live Blog: Pirates vs White Sox

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Jose Tabata, LF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Ryan Doumit, C 6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 7. Lastings Milledge, RF 8. Bobby Crosby, SS 9. Zach Duke, P White Sox: 1. Juan Pierre, LF 2. Alexei Ramirez, SS 3. Alex Rios, CF 4. Paul Konerko, 1B 5. Carlos Quentin, RF 6. A.J. Pierzynski, C 7. Gordon Beckham, 2B 8. Jayson Nix, 3B 9. John Danks, P...

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