Two weeks ago, it looked as if the Pittsburgh Pirates were just going to stand pat at the trade deadline.
They were rumored to be after Hunter Pence, Carlos Beltran and Ubaldo Jimenez, but they would not part with the top tier prospects necessary to move these stars to PNC.
The other options rumored were on the Twins, however Minnesota is still under the belief they can and will contend in the AL Central. Out of nowhere, Neal Huntington lands two old NL Central veterans in Derrek Lee (formerly of the Cubs) and Ryan Ludwig (formerly of the Cardinals).
Overall, how did Neal do with the Pirates’ unique situation?