You know, we're preparing to unveil the SB Nation Pittsburgh site on Monday, and we're filling it up with content this week. I published a long feature there yesterday about why Huntington should be extended. I guess you'll have to wait to see that. But if Rosenthal's report is accurate, I think this is good news. Plainly, the results at the big league level leave a lot to be desired, and it's funny that this news would leak in the midst of a ten-game losing streak and after a six-error game, but Huntington has been a much better GM than the big-league results so far suggest. A very bad 2010 season was all but guaranteed even before he arrived, and his greatest strength as a general manager has been his drafts. We're just beginning to see the results of those with the arrival of Pedro Alvarez last night, and it will be a long time before Huntington's draft picks start to take over the team.
UPDATE: The Post-Gazette confirms that the Pirates have extended both Huntington and John Russell for one year.