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Pirates down to 2 for manager

Posted on: November 3, 2010 5:44 pm
The Pirates are down to Clint Hurdle and Jeff Banister as their next manager, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweets .

On Tuesday, the Pirates received permission to interview Hurdle, deemed the favorite by Heyman.

The Pirates have led one of the most transparent manager searches in recent memory, announcing each of their interviews after the fact. So far, the team has interviewed Eric Wedge (hired by the Mariners), John Gibbons, Dale Sveum, Carlos Tosca, Bo Porter, Ken Macha and Banister.

Banister has spent 25 years in the Pirates organization as a player and coach on both the major and minor league levels. He played one game in the majors, for the Pirates on July 23, 1991. He pinch-hit and singled in his only big-league at-bat.

Banister has managed in the organization and served as the team's interim bench coach last season after Gary Varsho was fired.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 5:54 pm

Pirates down to 2 for manager

Piece of advice to Clint Hurdle  and Jeff Banister, DON'T TAKE THE JOB !
This team sucks and will always suck until the owner is gone or dead. The GM is a lame duck and has no authority to get a good player via free agency or trade. This is the baseball version of the Oakland Raiders ! But at leats the Raiders spend money and try to get better. What a waste of a beautiful stadium too !!!!!!! P.S. when is McCutchen get traded away ? He's the only good one still there for now.

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