Jim Benedict Turns Down the Phillies
Nov06

Jim Benedict Turns Down the Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have been seeking a new pitching coach, and in their search they were granted permission to talk with Jim Benedict, who is a Special Assistant to General Manager Neal Huntington. Last week there was word that Benedict impressed the Phillies in his interview, while a group of other candidates were either ruled out or removed their names from consideration. Yesterday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reported that...

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Jim Benedict Reportedly Impressed the Phillies in His Interview
Nov03

Jim Benedict Reportedly Impressed the Phillies in His Interview

Two weeks ago we heard that the Philadelphia Phillies would be interviewing Jim Benedict, who is currently a special advisor to Neal Huntington, and has played a key role working with pitchers like Charlie Morton and Gerrit Cole. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly hears that Benedict impressed team officials in his interview (h/t RumBunter). Salisbury listed several other candidates who have received interviews, but none of them came with...

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Pirates Grant Phillies Permission to Interview Jim Benedict
Oct22

Pirates Grant Phillies Permission to Interview Jim Benedict

  According to Jayson Stark, the Pittsburgh Pirates have given the Philadelphia Phillies permission to interview Jim Benedict for their open pitching coach position. Benedict is currently a special advisor to general manager Neal Huntington. Prior to his current role, he was the Minor League Pitching Coordinator. He still works with pitchers, but most of his work these days is with major leaguers. One of the biggest feathers in...

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Pirates Notebook: Robbie Grossman Finally Comes To Pittsburgh

Outfielder Robbie Grossman will make his PNC Park debut Friday night in the leadoff spot, five years after the Pirates drafted him in the sixth round. He won’t take the field in black and gold, but rather in blue and orange. Almost four years after he signed with the Pirates out of high school for $1 million, Grossman was traded to Houston (with pitching prospects Colton Cain and Rudy Owens) for left-hander Wandy Rodriguez....

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Interview with Jim Benedict: Part Two

Yesterday I posted the first part of my interview with Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Pitching Coordinator Jim Benedict.  Part one focused on his job duties as a pitching coordinator, as well as some of the philosophies in the Pirates’ system.  Part two will focus more on individual players.  As I mentioned in part one, this interview was conducted near the end of Spring Training, so some parts of the questions and answers will...

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