Benedict is in his second year as the Pirates' Minor League Pitching Coordinator.

Jim Benedict joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in October 2008 as a special assistant to General Manager Neal Huntington, after working as a scout in the Cleveland Indians organization during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, previously working as a scout for six years in the New York Yankees organization, and working as the Minor League Pitching Coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998-2000) and the Montreal Expos (1994-1998).  Benedict was named the Pirates' Minor League Pitching Coordinator in 2010, and carries that role today.

I spoke with Jim in a lengthy interview while I was down in Bradenton last month for Spring Training.  I've been wanting to post the interview over the last two weeks, but it to...

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