Tag: Neal Huntington

Pirates’ Prospects and the Peter Principle

For anyone who has ever worked in any kind of professional setting, we all have seen it—an employee who is in way over their...

Where Do Revenue Sharing Funds Go?

As one of the slowest times on the sports calendar, the Major League Baseball All-Star break brings about a lull that often leads to...

Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for...

How Much Payroll Can the Pirates Trade Away?

Well, as Ron Burgundy might say, “That escalated quickly.” This wasn’t a topic I anticipated visiting quite this early, but after the entire pitching staff’s...

Gajtka: Pirates Awaiting Breakthrough, But Still Back From The Dead

The Pirates are probably not making the playoffs this year. You could probably determine that on your own, even after a welcomed series win in...

Pirates GM Neal Huntington on Trade Deadline Moves

PITTSBURGH -- Pirates general manager Neal Huntington spoke with the Pittsburgh media following his trade deadline acquisitions of right-handed starter Chris Archer from the...

Pirates Acting With More Urgency Than Usual? Recent Moves Say ‘Yes’

PITTSBURGH -- After rising as high as nine games over .500 in mid-May, the Pirates have sagged as June approaches, but you can't accuse...

Pirates’ Low Strikeout Rate Probably Doesn’t Explain High Production

PITTSBURGH -- Everywhere we turn in Major League Baseball media coverage these days, we see repeated references to two large-scale phenomena: Optimized launch angle...

Neal Huntington Responds To Piggyback Pitching Proposal

PITTSBURGH -- It wasn't the most modest proposal, but my story from Sunday morning about how the Pirates could deploy their multitude of starting...

With Joe Musgrove Lurking, Nick Kingham Likely Victim of Numbers Game

PITTSBURGH -- Nick Kingham will, in all probability, once again stand astride the pitching rubber on the PNC Park mound Saturday night with the...

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