Joe Kerrigan will return as the Pirates' pitching coach in 2010. The team will also employ a second pitching coach, whom Kerrigan will mentor throughout the season. This is a pretty interesting strategy, one that attempts to create continuity for the pitching staff. Management seems to be mimicking a football coaching staff, in which an assistant coach replaces his superior and keeps the same (or at least a similar) system in place.Great news....
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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.