Four Coaching Positions Set

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 last season.  Searage took over as the pitching coach when the team fired Joe Kerrigan in early August....

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Clint Hurdle and the Colorado Connection

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 Post, has some speculation today on both fronts. Renck mentioned that it would be interesting to see whether Hurdle called on Colorado pitching coach Bob Apodaca.  Apodaca has been the...

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Pirates Hire Clint Hurdle

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,...

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Heyman: Pirates hire Hurdle

John Heyman of SI.com just posted the following tweet:

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Hurdle a Leading Candidate for 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 round.  Mets’ third base coach Chip Hale could also be added to this group, and the club still may interview more candidates this weekend, including St. Louis...

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