BRADENTON, Fla. - Over the weekend, several players spoke out about the Pirates and the atmosphere on the team the last two years. David Freese said the team lacked a winning culture. Gerrit Cole agreed with what he said and added on some points. Josh Harrison talked more about communication, and the lack of a winning message.
On Sunday, Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle and General Manager Neal Huntington discussed the player comments. The players had discussed their issues with the team long before making public comments, so this was nothing new to Hurdle and Huntington.
"I've had multiple conversations with Josh as I've had with a lot of the veteran players over the winter," Hurdle said. "I think those comments come from exactly the reason you think they come from. We didn't win. You ...
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