The Pittsburgh Pirates Five Best Trades Of The Neal Huntington Era
With Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline just a week away, I am looking back on Neal Huntington’s five best trades as Pirates’ general manager.
Neal Huntington is now in his ninth season as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In those nine years as general manager Huntington has made plenty of changes to the Pittsburgh Pirates roster. Between the draft, free agent signings, trades, and waiver claims Neal Huntington has done an excellent job of accumulating talent in Pittsburgh.
Since we are just one week away from Major League Baseball’s non-waiver traded deadline (August 1st) and with the Pittsburgh Pirates once again in contention for the postseason and looking to add talent, today I wanted to do something different. I want to take a look back at what are, in my opinion, the five best trades Neal Huntington has made as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. I’m sure there are some trades on here people will disagree with, and there will be trades I leave off that others believe should be on here. However, that is the beauty of discussing and debating sports.
The criteria for making this list is twofold. Both the player’s performance as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, as well as what Neal Huntington had to trade to acquire the player factor into who did and did not make the list.
So, let’s begin. Shall we?
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