Manager Notes: Gibbons, Samuel, Oquendo

Some manager updates for today…

-The Pirates officially interviewed John Gibbons, making him the third manager candidate interviewed.  Gibbons is the bench coach of the Kansas City Royals, and was the former manager of the Toronto Blue Jays from mid-2004 to mid-2008.  Gibbons had some run ins with players, some of which are detailed here by Jon Heyman.

-Chuck Finder reports that the Pirates are also expected to interview John Samuel soon.  Samuel was the interim manager for the Baltimore Orioles before they hired Buck Showalter.

-John Perrotto reports at Baseball Prospectus that St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo is also expected to be interviewed for the job.

Share This Article

Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

Evening Reading, 10/11/2010

Next Story »

2010 Position Recap: Left Field

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSZECKY6WFE7IREAFWLUREM5RM Vlade

    I like the idea of Jose Oquendo being a candidate to replace John Russell as the Bucs new manager. Has anyone thrown out there the name Dave Righetti? He has done great things with the San Francisco Giants staff the last few years especially with Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Johnathan Sanchez & Madison Baumgarner. All elite talent that he has brought to prohecy this post season. Just think what he could do with Lincoln, Ohlendork, McDonald, Allie & Taillon?

Latest Analysis

  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    What Led to Keon Broxton’s Breakout Year in Altoona?

    4 hours ago

    Keon Broxton used to be one of the top prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system. Baseball America ranked him as high as tenth in the system ...

    Read More
  • Adrian Sampson

    Don’t Forget About This Pitcher When Creating Your Pirates Dream Rotation

    1 day ago

    If you’re setting up a dream rotation for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the not-too-distant future, then you’re going to be throwing out names like Tyler Glasnow, Gerrit ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    Jose Tabata Changed His Swing After Talking With Marlon Byrd

    2 days ago

    Yesterday, Jose Tabata put one on the roof of the batting cages over the left-field fence at Pirate City. Today, he added two more. By that pattern, ...

    Read More
  • Antonio Bastardo

    How Ray Searage is Trying to Fix Antonio Bastardo’s Control Issues

    2 days ago

    Tony Watson has established himself as one of the best left-handed relievers in the game. Out of 142 qualified relievers last year, he ranked 21st in WAR, ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    Q&A: Will PNC Park Burn Down When Neil Walker Eventually Leaves?

    2 days ago

    Last week we started a Q&A article that will run every Friday. Right after the first article went up, we got a lot more questions. Normally I’ll ...

    Read More
  • Tyler Glasnow

    The Change That Will Help Tyler Glasnow Reach His Upside

    3 days ago

    The 2011 draft made headlines for the Pittsburgh Pirates for two main reasons. They selected Gerrit Cole first overall, and gave him a record-setting bonus of $8 ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More

    Advertisement