PITTSBURGH - The past week has been crazy with all of the Andrew McCutchen rumors going around. It got to the point where it seemed guaranteed he would be traded, and now it's back to the point where the Pirates are moving forward with plans to have McCutchen on the team in 2017. If you thought it was crazy just following along, imagine what it was like for McCutchen.

The Pirates' outfielder spoke with the media today for the first time about the trade discussions, including our own Sean McCool. Prior to that interview, he had a discussion with Pirates' General Manager Neal Huntington about the trade talks.

"I've talked to Neal about everything, after everything was over," McCutchen said. "We had a conversation. I do understand he has a job. I don't understand what he has to do. I ca...

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