Tag: Neal Huntington

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...

‘A Time And A Place’: Pirates Contemplate Bullpen As Kontos Trends...

PITTSBURGH -- Felipe Vásquez bailed out the Pirates on Saturday night, even though he wasn't literally credited with a save. In taking over for a...

Chad Kuhl Might Have Saved His Starting Job With Sunday’s Gem

Chad Kuhl tied an MLB career high in innings pitched (seven) and matched a career low in hits allowed (one) during his outstanding start...

José Osuna Back Soon? Neal Huntington Gives Hints On Pending Moves

Immediately following Sunday's series finale at Milwaukee, the Pirates will have four of the next 15 days off. That'll be their most idle two-week...

How Will Pirates Brass React If ‘Retool’ Has Been Accelerated?

Per research done by Jay Jaffe in a recent piece for FanGraphs, the Pirates are in good company with their surprisingly successful start. As it...

Neal Huntington Talks Bullpen Construction, Possible Changes

PITTSBURGH -- Options abound for a Pirates bullpen that's been the biggest sore spot in an otherwise uplifting start to the 2018 season. Move an...

Gajtka: When Given a Fighting Chance, Neal Huntington Remains Competent at...

There are some aspects of this general managing gig Neal Huntington doesn't do well. As Alan Saunders wrote Wednesday, communication is an apparent weak spot. Hey,...
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