Morris heading to Altoona

Pitching prospect Bryan Morris, who has not allowed an earned run in 33 innings for High-A Bradenton, will be promoted to Double-A Altoona. Neal Huntington said that Morris could be promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis by the end of the season.

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PLC Myth-Smashers: “Neal Huntington can’t spot talent”

One oft-repeated complaint about Neal Huntington is that his acquisitions, both at the major and minor league level, have not performed well, that all we hear about is their “potential.” There are legitimate points to debate regarding Huntington’s plan, but the claim that only a few of the players he has brought in have produced, and that this speaks poorly of his evaluation skills, is inaccurate.

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Carrasco likely to make team

Via Jen Langosch, Neal Huntington has indicated that D.J. Carrasco is very likely to be in the Pirates’ bullpen at the beginning of the season. [Link]

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Archived Neal Huntington interview

Neal Huntington talks with Rocco DeMaro near the end of the 2009 season.

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Pirates need to downplay Bryce Harper

Let me start by saying that there’s no guarantee that the Pittsburgh Pirates get a chance to draft 17 year old phenom Bryce Harper in the 2010 draft.  The Washington Nationals have the first pick, and as we saw with Stephen Strasburg last year, Washington isn’t afraid to pursue a tough negotiation for a player labeled as a rare talent.  However, just because Washington took Strasburg doesn’t guarantee that...

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