Originally Posted by JimMac
Are you all serious? Unless the hire a good GM, what does it matter who coaches the P's? Crap in, crap out.
I'm willing to give this Huntington a chance. He came from the Indians organization and had a major role in rebuilding the team into a winner (hmmm, kind of like Pens' GM Ray Shero), so he has a bit of a pedigree. The Pirates also fired the entire scouting and player development staff, so Huntington and Frank Coonelly will now be able to bring in their own guys. They might be the most important hires outside of a new manager, because they will be instrumental in acquiring and developing talent within the organization, something that has been desperately needed for many years. With Baghdad Bob Nutting running the show and refusing to spend money, that is the only way the Pirates will ever hope to have a winning season.