Fans made it clear Friday night at PirateFest that they want All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen to be with the team a long time. During an hour-long Q&A session with president Frank Coonelly and general manager Neal Huntington, several season-ticket holders asked -- if McCutchen will get a multi-year contract. One fan practically shouted into the microphone that manager Clint Hurdle and second baseman Neil Walker also get long-term deals. "Hurdle, Walker and McCutchen are important parts of our future, and we're going to try to keep them here," Coonelly said. Hurdle already is signed through the 2013 season. The Pirates have approached McCutchen and Walker about new contracts, but talks with both players broke down and have been suspended.
Pirates fans standing in McCutchen's corner
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Dec 17