Perrotto: Pirates Should Have Never Hesitated In Extending Huntington, Hurdle

Ken Rosenthal reported last weekend that the Pirates have decided to grant extensions to general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle, whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season.

The Pirates haven’t announced it yet and it’s hard to tell when they will. They always seem to enjoy being secretive over such matters.

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3 Thoughts on the Pirates

Three thoughts on the Pirates:

  1. It’s good to be Bob Nutting

The last time the Pirates officially changed hands. prior to the 1996 season, the sale price was $95 million.

That is how much Kevin McClatchy paid to buy the team from the public/private consortium that was formed in 1985 to purchase the Pirates from the Galbreath family and assure the franchise would stay in Pittsburgh. Almost the entire $95 million consisted of debt service.

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