The Pittsburgh Pirates Five Best Trades Of The Neal Huntington Era

Aug 18, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington reacts while watching batting practice before the Pirates host the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 18, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington reacts while watching batting practice before the Pirates host the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington shown in the locker room after clinching a playoff spot by defeating the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Pirates defeated the Braves 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington shown in the locker room after clinching a playoff spot by defeating the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Pirates defeated the Braves 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

In conclusion…

For whatever reason a lot of Pittsburgh Pirates fans like to criticize Neal Huntington. Personally, I think he is one of the five best general managers in all of Major League Baseball. And trades like these five go to show why.

That is why I am confident that Neal Huntington will do a good job of addressing the Pirates holes via trade before next Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline. And if he does not, as he proved in 2013 with Marlon Byrd, it does not mean there is not a move coming yet. Pirate fans need to learn to appreciate how lucky we are to have a general manager like Neal Huntington. That is, unless you like people like Dave Littlefield making trades such as Rajai Davis for Matt Morris. Personally, I prefer Huntington.

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