Kerrigan to return in 2010
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.