Over the weekend, Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington participated in "Going to Bat for Vermont Farmers" - a baseball roundtable which also featured Brian Cashman, Theo Epstein, and Buster Olney.  Sox Detox was in attendance for the event, and spoke with Huntington afterwards on several key topics this off-season.  I recommend checking it out.  Also, check out the recap from the roundtable.  Some of the highlights:

-Huntington acknowledged that a Joel Hanrahan trade might be more attractive if the current closers market holds, specifically if Ryan Madson signs a deal a little less than the four year, $50 M deal that Jonathan Papelbon received from the Philadelphia Phillies.  I wrote last week that the Pirates should try to trade Hanrahan, as the market for closers is extr...

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