Should Neal Huntington Be Extended?

The recent draft and the recent performance of the Major League team got me thinking about Neal Huntington’s current contract situation.  The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting at 30-32 on June 11th.  They just finished a draft where they selected Gerrit Cole, a potential future ace, in the first round, and Josh Bell, the #15 ranked prospect, in the second round.  Despite the talk that the majority of his trades have not worked out,...

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Interview With Neal Huntington: Part One

While I was down in Pirate City last week, I talked with Neal Huntington for about 40 minutes about the Pittsburgh Pirates, the draft, and the international market.  Because the interview was so long, and because I was so crunched for time (editing videos, transcribing other interviews for features, watching games, writing), I didn’t get a chance to transcribe the full interview until now.  For that reason, some of the...

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Interview with Frank Coonelly – Follow-up from Piratefest

At last month’s Piratefest, Pirates Prospects and some of the other leading Pirate blogs, were able to have a backstage joint interview with Paul Maholm, Neal Huntington, and Frank Coonelly. It was a great event, but I was left with a ton of questions still on my page and felt that some answers needed more detail.

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Meeting with Maholm, Huntington and Coonelly

As I am sure you have seen on a few other sites, the Pirates invited a few of us bloggers to PirateFest Friday night for a chance to pick the brains of Frank Coonelly, Neal Huntington and Paul Maholm. I am not going to go too in-depth, but I thought I would touch on a few subjects that came up.

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Piratefest 2011 – Backstage Blogger Q&A (2 of 2)

Click here to read part one. As the 7 p.m. General Public Q&A was starting to wind down, I made my way to side of the stage to meet up with Media Relations Coordinator Matt Nordby of the Pirates.  He was gathering the “nerd herd” of bloggers and online media to meet with Frank Coonelly, Neal Huntington, and a Pirates player backstage.  Present at the backstage event were myself, Charlie and Vlad from Bucs Dugout, Matt...

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