PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington has been fired.
Fan Pirates insider Jason Mackey, of the Post-Gazette broke the news Monday morning.
"Bob Nutting is not happy. We've heard quite a bit of that. I would say Bob Nutting is the one driving the bus on this one because basically he's the only one left."
So what's the next step for the Pirates? What's the first step for new Pirates president Travis Williams?
"I would imagine the first step for Travis Williams will be to get his feet under him. This move today tells me that Travis Williams has been doing a little bit of that ahead of time. I mean, you just don't walk in the door for the first time and fire a guy. There clearly has been some thought here in the direction of things. I would imagine, polling people around baseball, maybe he has an idea already. I would imagine there are some connections there that people like myself sold sort a little bit in basically coming up with a list and learning what you want to do and learning what you want to be."
"I think the first step is for Travis to figure out what he's doing, gather some intel, talk to some people and then I would imagine get the general manager in there first, unless Travis feels very strongly about somebody to manage the club."
Bob Nutting is also expected to speak at the event but released this statement ahead of time on Huntington:
Huntington as part of the team that helped the Pirates get back to the playoffs in 2013, 2014 and 2015 but have not been back in four years, posting a record of 69-93