"Dysfunctional is a strong word, but dysfunctional is probably the best word. It didn't work," Huntington said. "I did not feel like it was cohesive. I did not feel like people were on the same page."
Much of the article is stuff that Dejan Kovacevic has already reported for the Post-Gazette, but Huntington's choice of words in that particular quote is pretty startling. There's also some interesting stuff about player acquisition:
And that -- knowing when the risk is right to draft certain players -- hasn't consistently been executed by the Pirates in the past, he said.
In addition, the budget for Latin American signing bonuses has been doubled, and the money available for signing bonuses in the amateur Draft has also significantly increased. As a result, management has said that financial limitations will no longer dictate Draft selections.