All posts tagged "Bob Nutting"

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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    Nutting Opens the Books, But Will It Make a Difference?

    As detailed by Dejan Kovacevic in the Post-Gazette, the Pirates have opened their books as a pre-emptive strike, due to the leaking of team financial records to the Associated Press.  The audited reports released by the Pirates show slightly over $15M in profits in 2007, $14.4M in 2008, and $5.4M in 2009....

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    Responding to Mondesi’s House

    Pirates general manager Neal Huntington was on The Fan morning show on Tuesday, discussing Monday night’s draft signing deadline. He talked about Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, a few 2009 draftees and some issues involving the major league team. For some reason, he made people angry.

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    Is Bob Nutting pocketing profits?

    Bob Nutting announces the firing of Dave Littlefield - Andy Starnes, Post-GazetteIf you don’t trust Bob Nutting, that’s fine. I’m not sure I completely trust him myself. But let’s...

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    Lemieux, Burkle make offer to purchase Pirates

    Mario Lemieux at the Stanley Cup parade - Bob Donaldson, Post-Gazette Dejan reports this morning that Penguins' owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle made an offer to buy the Pirates four months ago. Bob Nutting repeated that the team is not for sale. Honestly, I'm not sure there's a situation to describe,"...

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