The Pirates have hired Hurdle to be their new manager.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed their manager search, and have hired Clint Hurdle, according to Jon Heyman of SI. Hurdle's deal is for three years, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Rosenthal mentioned yesterday that the Pirates had increased their efforts to lock down Hurdle, who was believed to be a finalist for the New York Mets' position. John Perrotto had a great feature on Hurdle in the Beaver County Times, detailing some personal reasons why Hurdle would want to come to Pittsburgh, and some of the holdups with the deal. One of the top reasons for Hurdle to come to Pittsburgh, according to Perrotto, is that his daughter was born with Prader-Willi Syndrome. The Children's Institute in Squirrel Hill is one of the nation's foremost providers of care for those affected with Prader-Willi.
Perrotto also mentioned some interesting notes about the holdup in the negotiations:
One of the possible holdups in a deal is leng...
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.