Hurdle Interviews With 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 doesn’t expect to name a new manager before December 1st. The delay by the Mets is also causing a delay for the Pirates.  It’s not hard to see...

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Hurdle Will Wait for Mets

The New York Post reported today that the New York Mets have started their manager search, and included a note about Clint Hurdle: Alderson evidently has not begun contacting candidates from outside the organization. That could preclude former Rockies manager Clint Hurdle, who is a finalist for the Pirates’ job, from getting an interview. According to sources, Hurdle would like to know if he is a candidate for the Mets job...

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Manager Search Down to Two

The Pittsburgh Pirates have narrowed their manager search down to two people: Clint Hurdle and Jeff Banister.  Hurdle, the current batting coach for the Texas Rangers, will interview for the position tomorrow, according to Pirates’ CEO Frank Coonelly in his live chat today.  Banister, the interim bench coach for the Pirates, is the only remaining candidate of the seven people who originally interviewed for the position. A quick...

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Bo Porter Accepts Position With Nationals

Bo Porter, who is one of the remaining manager candidates who has interviewed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, accepted a job as the third base coach with the Washington Nationals, according to Bill Brink at the Post Gazette.  The move doesn’t necessarily mean Porter is out of the running for the job.  Carlos Tosca interviewed with the team after being named the new bench coach for the Atlanta Braves. Porter was said to be a...

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Pirates Plan to Talk to Clint Hurdle

It’s been almost three weeks since the Pittsburgh Pirates have interviewed anyone for their vacant manager position, leading to speculation that they could be waiting for a candidate who is in the playoffs.  No news came out when the Phillies and Yankees were eliminated, which focused that speculation on the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers. Today we learned that the Pirates plan to talk to Clint Hurdle about their...

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