PITTSBURGH — Neal Huntington took a beating from the media and fans in his last few years as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ general manager.
Some of it was fair and some of it was not.
The Pirates certainly went into a decline after making three straight appearances in the National League wild card game from 2013-15. Bad personnel decisions by Huntington played a role in that.
However, he also took over a reeling baseball operations department late in the 2007 season and turned the Pirates into winners.
And Huntington might turn out to be right about current Pirates right-hander JT Brubaker.