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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:59 pm 
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He he! I guess I know which thread holds the record.


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:16 pm 
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Why would you dredge up this old quotefest?


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:49 pm 
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I read the first post in this thread and somethings he wanted now have been done.

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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:44 pm 
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You are spot on, Ryann. A ton of moves that APK wanted/demanded have been done:

  • Dumping fringe vets.
  • Acquiring top-level talent in trades.
  • Getting high-ceiling guys, even if they are quite young.
  • Avoiding "major league ready" guys in AAA, like Wigginton.
  • Trading Wilson.
  • Continuing to stockpile pitching.
  • Going after pitchers with a track record of success in the minors (Locke, Morton, Ohlendorf, Alderson, and on and on).


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:55 pm 
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Alex P. Keaton wrote:
16. Has an absolute FEAR of just finally blowing the thing up and starting over. Continues to think that by selling a piece here, a piece there, we'll suddenly get good. Blow the thing up already- how much better are Wilson, Grabow, Sanchez, etc. really making this team?


Hahaha........can't say that any more.


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:11 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
You are spot on, Ryann. A ton of moves that APK wanted/demanded have been done:

  • Dumping fringe vets.
  • Acquiring top-level talent in trades.
  • Getting high-ceiling guys, even if they are quite young.
  • Avoiding "major league ready" guys in AAA, like Wigginton.
  • Trading Wilson.
  • Continuing to stockpile pitching.
  • Going after pitchers with a track record of success in the minors (Locke, Morton, Ohlendorf, Alderson, and on and on).

So Alex P. Keaton wasn't as much wrong as he was just impatient.


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:46 pm 
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No, he was wrong at most every level. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Even ZM can be right once a week or so..

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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:00 am 
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ZelieMike wrote:
No, he was wrong at most every level. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Even ZM can be right once a week or so..

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Really? He wanted the Pirates to be blown up and despite everyone now rejoicing because that's precisely what just happend, he was wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:21 am 
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Penguin wrote:
Bucfan wrote:
You are spot on, Ryann. A ton of moves that APK wanted/demanded have been done:

  • Dumping fringe vets.
  • Acquiring top-level talent in trades.
  • Getting high-ceiling guys, even if they are quite young.
  • Avoiding "major league ready" guys in AAA, like Wigginton.
  • Trading Wilson.
  • Continuing to stockpile pitching.
  • Going after pitchers with a track record of success in the minors (Locke, Morton, Ohlendorf, Alderson, and on and on).

So Alex P. Keaton wasn't as much wrong as he was just impatient.

Welcome back to the UPPMB, Penguin, aka APK.

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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:26 am 
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Willton wrote:
Penguin wrote:
Bucfan wrote:
You are spot on, Ryann. A ton of moves that APK wanted/demanded have been done:

  • Dumping fringe vets.
  • Acquiring top-level talent in trades.
  • Getting high-ceiling guys, even if they are quite young.
  • Avoiding "major league ready" guys in AAA, like Wigginton.
  • Trading Wilson.
  • Continuing to stockpile pitching.
  • Going after pitchers with a track record of success in the minors (Locke, Morton, Ohlendorf, Alderson, and on and on).

So Alex P. Keaton wasn't as much wrong as he was just impatient.

Welcome back to the UPPMB, Penguin, aka APK.

Alex P. Keaton may have been the single greatest poster in message board history. It's a fact. Although wikipedia is a little slow to make the acknowledgement.

But in all seriousness, I love what NH has done. I think Michael J. Fox, Marty McFly, Mike Flaherty, Mallory, Nick, Skippy, Carter, Stuart, Doc, Crispin Glver, Biff, and Raggs do too.


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
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This Thread must live on!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:32 pm 
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Alex P. Keaton wrote:
After just 17 months on the job, even the casual fan should now realize Neal Huntington (from this point forward to be called "Opie") is not cut out to be a major league general manager. Perhaps he could be a decent scouting director as he's shown the ability to decently evaluate talent. But there's simply no way he has a clue how to rebuild a major league baseball team. He's not only made a lenghtly list of costly mistakes rebuilding teams can't afford to make, but more importantly, has missed several opportunities to make the Pirates better. Below is a list of his biggest gaffes to date:

1. Went into the 2008 season with essentially the 2007 season

2. Keeping the Littlefieldian mindset of acquiring major league ready talent

3. Acquired a soon-to-be waived 30 year old relief pitcher for a 23 year old starter with pretty good numbers

4. He won't insist on playing Pearce everyday

5. He gave back Kontos and Coke for two lesser prospects on some flimsy injury basis that has yet to manifest

6. Protecting Steve Lerud on the 40-man roster and Raul Chavez over guys like Jamie Romak and Kyle Bloom

7. The wasted signing of Byung-Hyun Kim

8. Trying to screw around with Boras during the Alvarez situation

9. Failing to sign any more top ten picks than he did

10. Having no sense of urgency whatsoever.

11. Being incapable of taking advantage of situations like the Rule V draft, acquiring arbitration-eligible players for pennies on the dollar, etc.

12. Not moving Jack Wilson after the 2007 season

13. Not moving Jack Wilson during last season's trade deadline

14. Not moving Jack Wilson this offseason

15. Already mentions low payroll as an excuse.

16. Has an absolute FEAR of just finally blowing the thing up and starting over. Continues to think that by selling a piece here, a piece there, we'll suddenly get good. Blow the thing up already- how much better are Wilson, Grabow, Sanchez, etc. really making this team?

17. Refusing to fill the bench in with youngish, "AAAA" high-risk/high-reward type players. Stocks it instead with old veterans that would give Littlefield serious branch

18. Has yet to make a trade in which he is considered the unequivocal "winner."

19. His over fascination with power arms. Opposed to Dave Littlefield, who liked soft tossing lefties, Opie simply loves guys that throw hard. As I think it's a step in the right direction, NH appears to ignore all other aspects of the pitcher's performance, like the ability to actually get hitters out, while getting a boner for guys who throw 97.

20. His abnormal fascination with aging vets who provide nothing more than filling a spot on the roster for one year. Jason Michaels, Luis Rivas, Chris Gomez, Doug Meintiwicz, Ramon Vazquez, Craig Monroe, and Eric Hinske did and do absolutely nothing to improve the Pirates.


What a terrible post.


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington Must Go, Day #1
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:13 am 
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Penguin wrote:
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What a terrible post.

There are three kinds of wrong. In ascending order:

1. Very, very wrong.
2. Earth-shakingly, stupendously, ridiculously wrong.
3. Alex P. Keaton wrong


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