All posts tagged "Clint Hurdle"

  • Analysis
    Taking a look at last night’s strike zone

    During the second inning of last night’s game, Pirates catcher Rod Barajas took issue with a ball that was called with Carlos Beltran at the plate. In turn, home plate umpire Angel Campos took issue with whatever comment Barajas made and tossed him from the game. Barajas was visibly furious, and manager...

  • Analysis
    Pirates’ stolen base strategy baffling

    If you have been following me on Twitter tonight, this may seem a bit repetitive. But I felt this deserved its own post. After Alex Presley was thrown out trying to steal second in tonight's game, I decided to check out some of the Pirates' stolen base stats. Consider the following numbers,...

  • Analysis
    Quantifying last night’s sacrifice bunt attempts

    Many have criticized Clint Hurdle for the number of sacrifice bunts the Pirates attempted in last night's 5-4 win over the Rockies. All in all, the Pirates laid down two sacrifice bunts on the night. In addition, Jose Tabata showed bunt on the first three pitches he saw in the seventh, before...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Positive McCutchen Can Do This

    He’s been ranked as one of the top center fielders in baseball. And rightfully so. Despite the club struggling with offense to start the 2012 season, Andrew McCutchen has been doing his share. The 25-year-old entered game action on Wednesday with a .333/.405/.394 line in 33 at-bats, with four runs, two doubles, an RBI,...

  • Analysis
    Four Coaching Positions Set

    Searage will return as the pitching coach in 2011. According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to name four coaches to Clint Hurdle's coaching staff.  Those coaches are Ray Searage (pitching coach), Gregg Ritchie (hitting coach), Jeff Banister (third base coach), and Nick Leyva (bench coach). Searage and Banister are returning to the coaching staff from...

  • Analysis
    Clint Hurdle and the Colorado Connection

    Expect a lot of Colorado connections with Hurdle as the new manager. Now that the Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle, expect a lot of connections to the Colorado Rockies, both with potential free agent acquisitions, and with potential additions to the coaching staff.  Troy Renck, the beat writer for the Denver...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Hire Clint Hurdle

    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...

  • Analysis
    Heyman: Pirates hire Hurdle

    John Heyman of just posted the following tweet:

  • Analysis
    Hurdle a Leading Candidate for Mets

    Hurdle gets a second interview with the Mets. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported today that Clint Hurdle is among the leading candidates for the New York Mets' manager position, and will receive a second interview.  Hurdle joins Terry Collins and Bob Melvin as the candidates who advanced from the first...

  • Analysis
    Hurdle Interviews With Mets

    Hurdle interviewed with the Mets. As expected, Clint Hurdle interviewed with the New York Mets yesterday.  According to ESPN, the Mets may add one or two more candidates, but have pretty much finalized their field of candidates.  New Mets' GM Sandy Alderson is expected to start making call backs next week, and...

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