Wild Rumors: GM Search Over?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have all but settled on their next general manager and it appears their choice is going to be a surprise.

Multiple baseball sources told The Times on Thursday night that the Pirates are leaning heavily toward hiring Neal Huntington, a special assistant to the general manager with the Cleveland Indians. -John Perrotto, The BCT

Wow. I didn't see that one coming.

The background on Huntington in Perrotto's article is basically everything I've ever heard about him. His list of baseball jobs is here; you may be interested to note that he and Littlefield and Creech were on Montreal's staff together in 1997 (along with future Angels GM Bill Stoneman).

At this point, I honestly don't have enough information to perform an informed analysis here. Cleveland is a pretty good organization, he's got a lot of front office experience for a guy who's so young, and his academic background seems solid. Beyond that, we'll have to wait and see.

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