Tag: Clint Hurdle

Pirates Part Ways with Manager Clint Hurdle

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced prior to Sunday's game that manager Clint Hurdle won't be back for the 2020 season. According to General Manager Neal...

Upcoming Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster Decisions

The Pirates have a roster crunch coming up fast. Sure, it’s fair to question whether it matters much or not, given the excess fat permeating...

Pirates’ Prospects and the Peter Principle

For anyone who has ever worked in any kind of professional setting, we all have seen it—an employee who is in way over their...

Where Do Revenue Sharing Funds Go?

As one of the slowest times on the sports calendar, the Major League Baseball All-Star break brings about a lull that often leads to...

Gajtka: Clint Hurdle Remains Face, Voice Of Pirates … For Now

Who's the face of the Pirates? If that sort of figurative, unanswerable question appeals to you, it's a heck of a debate as we pass...

Anthony Rizzo’s Questionable Takeout Of Elias Díaz Highlights Rule Confusion

PITTSBURGH -- From the moment Anthony Rizzo changed course on his way to home plate in the eighth inning Monday, any sports fan (or...

Pirates’ Low Strikeout Rate Probably Doesn’t Explain High Production

PITTSBURGH -- Everywhere we turn in Major League Baseball media coverage these days, we see repeated references to two large-scale phenomena: Optimized launch angle...

Pirates Have Pitching Personnel Conducive To Trying Something Revolutionary

PITTSBURGH -- On Friday, Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that his club would do something not often tried in Major League Baseball: Deploy a...

Gajtka: Forget What We Think. Do The Pirates Expect To Keep...

PITTSBURGH -- I asked about a month ago if it was too early to adjust our expectations for the Pirates. At that time, the team...

How Pirates’ Various Successes Can Feed Off One Another

PITTSBURGH -- Baseball is a team sport, but not necessarily a synergistic one. A batting lineup can run hot or cold, but that has little...

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