Some updates on a fairly quiet manager search...

-It was expected that the Pirates would interview Juan Samuel, although Bill Brink of the Post Gazette reports that Samuel hasn't heard from the club, making it unlikely that he's a candidate.

Could the Pirates interview Clint Hurdle?

-John Perrotto had a string of rumors and updates on Twitter.  He said that he thinks Jeff Banister will get the job (note that it was a prediction, not a reporting), that Tony Pena doesn't seem to be a candidate, and that there has been talk that the Pirates might wait to talk to Rangers' hitting coach Clint Hurdle.

You might think that the Pena news isn't a big surprise, as nothing has been mentioned linking him to the Pirates.  However, Pena's contract with the Yankees expires at the end of the m...

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