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Wilmington’s Mike Fitzgerald: MIT to Pittsburgh Pirates’ front office

Neal Huntington, general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, had gathered his front office staff last fall to discuss the team’s options for the 2013 season.

The team had a measly $70 million payroll cap. But Mike Fitzgerald was forthright in making a pitch for free agent catcher Russell Martin, who was expected to command a higher contract than what the Pirates might normally take on.

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