Bob Nutting on the 2014 Pirates, TV Deals, Prospects and Trade Deadline
Feb19

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 meeting he met with the media to discuss his conversation with the players, along with other topics. “It is different this year,” Nutting said on the team meeting. “As we’re talking about the level of expectation…we’ve achieved so much as an organization, we’re in a stronger place...

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Huntington’s Deals Indicative of Focus Beyond 81 Wins
Sep05

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 in the ninth inning. Now, Pirates fans can focus on more significant items on the agenda as the Pirates play out their final 23 games of the 2013 regular season. The most significant item on said agenda is a deep playoff run. The mindset for the Pirates to not just attain moderate success in the regular season is one that has...

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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 “too rational”. The article, written by Jeff Oliver, interviewed a former minority owner of the Pirates, Jay...

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Nutting has Very High Expectations for 2012

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 believe — and [General Manager] Neal [Huntington] addressed this head on yesterday — I really believe the level of expectation is different this...

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A decade ago: Spending money to make money

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 both Florida and Arizona.   At least, I suppose that is probably an accurate description of most Major League Baseball towns across America. In Pittsburgh, late...

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