Tag: Bob Nutting

Nutting has Very High Expectations for 2012

BRADENTON -- Bob Nutting, the Pirates Chairman of the Board, addressed the team this morning at Pirate City. His message this year was different...

A decade ago: Spending money to make money

It is late February and spring training games are about to begin. It is a wonderful time of the year, a time for...

A Loan That’s Not a Loan

In all the furor over the Pirates’ leaked financial records, one aspect that’s enraged some Pirate fans yet received little attention outside Pittsburgh was...

Should teams receiving revenue sharing earn a profit?

The long-held assumption among many has been that Bob Nutting is pocketing a fortune as the Pirates principal owner. Now that it has become apparent that the team is making just a modest profit, the complaints among frustrated Pirates fans has shifted to a more relevant issue. Should a team receiving significant revenue sharing be permitted to show even one dollar of profit?

Opening the books

Many fans got their wish today, as the Pirates opened their books to the public. Sort of. After financial records were leaked to the Associated Press, Bob Nutting and Frank Coonelly preemptively revealed the leaked details to local media members. I am far from an expert on finances, so I will just stick to a few of my general reactions.

Nutting Opens the Books, But Will It Make a Difference?

As detailed by Dejan Kovacevic in the Post-Gazette, the Pirates have opened their books as a pre-emptive strike, due to the leaking of team...

Responding to Mondesi’s House

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.

Is Bob Nutting pocketing profits?

Bob Nutting announces the firing of Dave Littlefield - Andy Starnes, Post-GazetteIf you don’t trust Bob Nutting, that’s fine. I’m not sure I completely trust him myself. But let’s knock him for things we know for certain, not for commonly accepted “realities” that are unsubstantiated and, honestly, don’t make a whole lot of sense.

Lemieux, Burkle make offer to purchase Pirates

Dejan reports this morning that Penguins' owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle made an offer to buy the Pirates four months ago. Bob...
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