All posts tagged "John Russell"

  • Analysis
    Forgiving John Russell

    "The problem with evaluating the present is that sometimes you need events in the future to occur to properly determine the past." -- a wise philosopher...me While the Pirates were under the stewardship of John Russell from 2008 to 2010, I frequently made jokes about his lifeless, robotic nature.  I coined the...

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    This Date in Pirates History: January 5

    No big transactions or big name players born on this date on this date in Pittsburgh Pirates history but plenty of players to get to and even a manager thrown in there. Mark Redman (1974) The Pirates acquired Redman, along with Arthur Rhodes in November 2004 from the Oakland A’s in exchange...

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    Heyman: Pirates aggressive in free agency

    Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman posted an interesting tweet earlier today.

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    Pirates fire John Russell

    Just a few quick thoughts, while I have a minute. Here is Neal Huntington’s statement, via Dejan Kovacevic at the PBC Blog.

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    John Russell Fired, Neal Huntington Retained

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have fired manager John Russell after a weekend full of speculation on the move.  Neal Huntington has said that the search for Russell's replacement will begin immediately. For my thoughts on the move, check out my post from when the speculation began this weekend. Dejan Kovacevic has a statement...

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    Russell to be Fired Tomorrow?

    Russell is expected to be fired tomorrow. There has been speculation this weekend that Pittsburgh Pirates manager John Russell will be fired next week.  Dejan Kovacevic mentioned that the Pirates are not expected to bring Russell back, and could dismiss him at the start of next week.  Two more reports have come...

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    Is it the manager’s fault?

    Lastings Milledge is on second base after leading off an inning with a double, and the Pirates appear to have something cooking. The next batter hits a two-hopper directly to the shortstop and Milledge takes off for third. He is easily thrown out. After...

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    Why is John Russell the manager?

    John Russell has taken his fair share of criticism during his time as the Pirates' manager, some of which has been justified. Despite the historic losing and the anger heaped down from the fanbase, he is still standing unfazed in the Bucs' dugout. That, in...

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    Coonelly: Huntington and Russell were extended through 2011

    Pirates' president Frank Coonelly announced today that general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell had their contracts extended through 2011 this past offseason. This information had not been made public previously.

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