Let's check out some notes on the Pirates as they finish out the second act in their doubleheader against the Nationals..
- Rene Gayo, the Pirates' Director of Latin American scouting, had high praise for outfielder Harold Ramirez, tweets Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "He's a real exciting player. Plays like Willie Mays," said Gayo. Earlier today, the Bucs signed Ramirez for $1.05MM.
- Pirates president Frank Coonelly sounds as if he's ready to extend GM Neal Huntington's contract, writes Biertempfel. Huntington is signed through the end of this season.
- As the Bucs look to upgrade their offense this year and build for the future at the same time, Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that Huntington might want to consider standing pat.