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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What was Neal Huntington thinking when he acquired Eveland?

Dana EvelandWith today’s DFA of Dana Eveland, a trade that appeared suspect at the time now looks even worse. Essentially, the Pirates traded Ronald Uviedo for three non-descript appearances by Eveland. It seems like they simply threw away a minor asset. However, maybe there is more to this situation than what meets the eye.

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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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Coonelly: Huntington and Russell were extended through 2011

Pirates’ president Frank Coonelly announced today that general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell had their contracts extended through 2011 this past offseason. This information had not been made public previously.

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