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Pirates waiting for Pena?

Posted on: October 21, 2010 12:39 am
 
Tony Pena The Pirates may have their eye on one of the LCS coaches, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 's Rob Biertempfel writes .

The candidate that could make the most sense is Yankees bench coach Tony Pena, a former Pirates catcher.

The Pirates have announced each candidate after their interviews, but haven't done so since last Thursday.

"The managerial search is an ongoing process," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told Beirtempfel. "We continue to do due diligence on candidates and are considering additional interviews."

In addition to Pena, the Pirates could also interview Rangers hitting coach Clint Hurdle, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus and Yankees third base coach Rob Thomson.

The Pirates have already interviewed Eric Wedge, hired Monday by the Mariners, John Gibbons, Dale Sveum, Carlos Tosca, Jeff Banister, Bo Porter and Ken Macha.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Oct 22, 2010
Posted on: October 22, 2010 2:45 pm
 

Pirates waiting for Pena?

Why would the pirates, want Pena. He quit on K. C. When he was  the   manager. He could not take losing with  no name players! He should never manage again HE'S A LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2010 2:30 pm
 

Pirates waiting for Pena?

Tony Pena the former Pirate would make a great manager but not in Pittsburgh. He will be ruined within 2-3 years if he would last that long. I don't feel that he would get the support from the Owners/General Manager to make a differance in the Burgh. The owners are in it for themselves, and would do great with jobs on Wall Street. But as far as owning a Professional Franchise and contiuing to trade off players that could make a differance between winning and loosing, they would rather take the money and run. So a word of wisdom for Tony: Stay in NY or if offered take another managerial job with another team. Even the Washington Nationals have alot more potential then the Pirates right now.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2010 1:50 pm
 

Pirates waiting for Pena?

We still have professional baseball in Pittsburgh?  I don't believe you guys.......  you're pulling my leg right?

I'm sick of the damned excuses. I'm sick of 'rebuilding', I'm sick of all the same ()*&@^% crap coming out of Managers and owners tied to the Pirates.

Look be honest with us all, just put an article in the trib or whatever saying you're only in it for the revenue sharing money and to watch people blindly throw money at you (owners) by buying tickets to support this crap.

Most beautiful park in baseball except when your product is on the field.

I'm so PO'd over this organization I could rant for horus, but it only makes me angry.  Piss off, I haven't bought a ticket in years and don't think for a minute I'll bring my boys to see your beautiful stadium and foul product.

Buying a ticket to a Pirate game is like paying someone to kick you in the jimmy........  who cares, maybe the whole damn organization should just go away.  It's already irrelevant to professional baseball, what omre of a difference would it make...


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Since: Oct 22, 2010
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Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2010 2:00 am
 

Pirates waiting for Pena?

Pena should wait and see what happens with Girardi.  For all we know, Girardi takes his ONE World Series Ring (LOL) and leaves.  Pena could end up interviewing for that job considering how long I believe he's been there.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:39 pm
 

Pirates waiting for Pena?

Only if the Yankees turn him loose. Voluntarily leaving a winning organization for the Pirates is a mistake and a career ender. They have young talent right now, would be good to see it blossom and mature, but I have a feeling the Pirates will deal it away for nothing as the better teams treat that franchise like the minor league team it has become ?



Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2010 11:02 pm
 

Pirates waiting for Pena?

Taking the Pirates job is a mistake for anyone, you get win under the current ownership. Anyone taking this job will last 3 years at most and then be labeled a poor manager at no fault of their own. Tony Pena is a good manager worthy of another chance to manage with a good organization. He may be in line for the Yankees job after Clueless Joe leaves.



Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2010 9:46 pm
 

Pirates waiting for Pena?

Unless ownership guaranteed that they would at least go out and grab some decent mid-level veterans to make this team even moderately respectible, i don't know why anyone would ever go near this job. The team has been awful for virtually 2 decades and has yet to make a real effort on improving the ballclub through free agency or trying to hold on to its young talent. Unless you are a first-time manager, I could never understand the Pittsburgh Pirate job being the least bit tempting...goodness gracious...




Since: May 14, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2010 9:38 pm
 

Pirates waiting for Pena?

OK, So maybe Leyland isn't a good choice but I still think they need someone that isn't afraid to come in and lose and therefore not get another chance. Currently I don't see Pittsburgh contending anytime soon.


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