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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Robert Nutting
Although the Pittsburgh Pirates were not major players in the free-agent and trade markets this winter, owner Bob Nutting is optimistic the team can build on last year's success.
Baseball's playoffs no longer are an exclusive club of high rollers.
Clint Hurdle is going to get a chance to finish a turnaround he's started with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and All-Star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen agreed on Tuesday to a six-year, $51.5 million deal.
Andrew Neft stood with his family in the Black and Gold Forever store in the heart of Pittsburgh's Strip District _ looking to see what Steelers jersey or Penguins gear he might add to his collection _ when he spotted six Pirates shirts hanging high up on the wall, nearly out of view.
The Pittsburgh Pirates thought they were interviewing Clint Hurdle. Turns out he was interviewing them as well.
Jose Bautista doesn't know if the Pirates didn't have the money to spend or simply didn't want to spend the money they had.
The Pittsburgh Pirates aren't winners on the field, but they're apparently no longer losers to the banks.
"Certainly, nothing is off the table," Nutting said. "But, at the same time, we need to recognize that a first-round draft pick is a meaningful source or talent for a team like the Pirates. We want to be smart and cautious."
"Having talked with both of them, I don't think that's the first topic on anybody's mind right now," Nutting said. "There's so much work to get done for this team between now and Opening Day. We're early in spring training. It's not a time to have that discussion."