All posts tagged "Bob Nutting"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Bob Nutting on an International Draft, 2015 Payroll, Winning the Division, and More

    Pittsburgh Pirates' owner Bob Nutting met with the Pittsburgh media today, shortly after delivering his annual address...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Bob Nutting on the 2014 Pirates, TV Deals, Prospects and Trade Deadline

    Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting met with the team and coaches today, discussing his expectations. After the...

  • Analysis
    Huntington’s Deals Indicative of Focus Beyond 81 Wins

    The streak is over. It ended Tuesday with a bang, after Travis Snider's pinch-hit, go-ahead home run...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Why Can’t the Pirates Have a Free Spending Billionaire Owner?

    I woke up this morning to a discussion on Twitter about a hypothetical billionaire owner who could buy the Pirates, invest his life savings into building a winner, all while ignoring the financial losses year after year. The conversation stemmed from last night's article in the Trib about how Bob Nutting is...

  • Analysis
    Nutting on Local TV Revenue Escalation

    OK, I swear this is the last post/article I do on local TV revenue and its potential effect on the smaller TV markets in MLB.  Even though it is an issue bubbling under the surface that will have major impacts on the landscape for the next 5-10 years probably. Kristy Robinson interviewed...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Nutting has Very High Expectations for 2012

    Bob Nutting Addressing the Team. Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Bob Nutting, the Pirates Chairman of the Board, addressed the team this morning at Pirate City. His message this year was different from a year prior --the expectations are higher heading into 2012. "We have talked about expectations, but I really...

  • Analysis
    A decade ago: Spending money to make money

    A lost talent It is late February and spring training games are about to begin. It is a wonderful time of the year, a time for “Player X is in the best shape of his life” stories and reports on bullpen sessions and rundown drills. And, most importantly, optimism reigns supreme in...

  • Analysis
    A Loan That’s Not a Loan

    In all the furor over the Pirates’ leaked financial records, one aspect that’s enraged some Pirate fans yet received little attention outside Pittsburgh was the loan by the Nutting family to the Pirates.  The transaction wasn’t actually a loan, not in any conventional sense at least.  It was really a loan with...

  • Analysis
    Should teams receiving revenue sharing earn a profit?

    The long-held assumption among many has been that Bob Nutting is pocketing a fortune as the Pirates principal owner. Now that it has become apparent that the team is making just a modest profit, the complaints among frustrated Pirates fans has shifted to a more...

  • Analysis
    Opening the books

    Many fans got their wish today, as the Pirates opened their books to the public. Sort of. After financial records were leaked to the Associated Press, Bob Nutting and Frank Coonelly preemptively revealed the leaked details to local media members. I am far from an expert on...

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