John Russell has taken his fair share of criticism during his time as the Pirates’ manager, some of which has been justified. Despite the historic losing and the anger heaped down from the fanbase, he is still standing unfazed in the Bucs’ dugout. That, in itself, is a testament to why Neal Huntington chose him to lead this team.
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.
With 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.
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...