July 24, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly (left) and Pirates general manager Neal Huntington (right) observe players at the batting cage before playing the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Who knows what this will turn out to mean -- perhaps nothing. It's hard to tell from just a few paragraphs. But Bob Nutting doesn't sound like someone who's thrilled with the way his employees are performing right now.
"We’re all frustrated by and upset with the performance and seriously looking at what do we need to do both to finish the year appropriately and make sure this isn’t something we ever see again," Nutting said.
He declined to specify whether changes could include shaking up the front office or coaching staff.
"I don’t think it’s ever fair to speculate on people’s jobs," he said. "My approach has always been to fully support the team we have in place, and when it’s time to make a change, we make a change."
Neal Huntington also met with Clint Hurdle Saturday to discuss what Hurdle describes as "internal talking about a lot of different areas."
I have mixed feelings about what ought to happen with Huntington and Hurdle after this season (and I'll probably address Huntington's situation in more detail in October), but I think the Pirates should at least consider their options, and it sounds like they might just do that.