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Mercer salvages Pirates win against Rockies

Fireworks nights force post-game news conferences into manager Clint Hurdle's office rather than the conference room down the concourse. That meant that Saturday night, Hurdle's phone kept beeping in his meeting with the media. "Sounds like there's some Pirate fans," he said. A second consecutive comeback victory, this one a walk-off in extra innings, will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Hurdle Finally Makes the Right Moves, Statistically Speaking

I’ve adamantly been against Clint Hurdle’s praise as the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He doesn’t put his player’s in the situation to succeed.  He bunts when he shouldn’t.  He makes questionable bullpen decisions.  His lineup construction is questionable most of the time.  His gut decisions that worked against the trend last year have failed miserably in 2014...
Via Cheap Seat Analytics
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Were 3-year Huntington/Hurdle extensions justified?, part 2

Part 2 in a 2-part series; opening image credit Sports Illustrated.  Read Part 1- weighing GM Neal Huntington’s extension- right here.  Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug After steering his 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates through a previously tumultuous August-September stretch to clinch the club’s first playoff appearance in 21 years, the club kicked off the 2014 campaign by extending...
Via isportsweb.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

From #Hurdled to Manager of the Year

Clint Hurdle won the BBWAA NL Manager of the Year award on Tuesday night, as expected. He dominated the voting, earning 25 of the 30 first place votes (and the 5 voters that didn’t put him first for some strange reason voted him second). I summarized my thought’s on Hurdle’s accomplishment when he was awarded the Sporting News Manager of the Year award two weeks ago, but I...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

News and notes: Clint Hurdle, Manager of the Year

The Pirates took home a Sporting News award for the second straight day: Clint Hurdle was named NL Manager of the Year on Tuesday. This shouldn’t surprise anybody – the consensus choice for manager of the year is usually the manager of the team that surpasses preseason expectations (or “overachieves” based on their percieved talent level) the most – and that was certainly...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Clint Hurdle Deserves to be the Manager of the Year

Clint Hurdle didn’t completely go by the book this year. (Photo Credit: David Hague) My feelings on managers have been made known on this site: I think that a good manager is usually the result of a good team. A bad manager is usually the result of a bad team. I think that managers can do things to help or hurt the current team, but that their impact is overblown. Major League...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: On the Hurdle Extension and the First Day of Minor League Camp

When I looked at my calendar for a potential move to Bradenton, I had two choices. The week of January 20th would get me here a month before Spring Training, and I’d be settled in when pitchers and catchers reported. A month later would get me in after the first week of camp, and right before the games started. Plus I’d save a month of rent in the process. Since nothing usually...
Via Pirates Prospects
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates agree to extension with Clint Hurdle

#Pirates will extend Hurdle thru 2014 with option for 2015 — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) February 18, 2013   I don’t think there are too many fans out there who really care for Clint Hurdle all that much, at least not fans who read this site, but it’s hard to argue against this move. The Pirates have actually been playoff contenders pretty deep into both seasons Hurdle...
Via North Side Notch
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates extend Clint Hurdle’s contract

The Pirates are giving manager Clint Hurdle a one year extension (plus an option for 2015), according to the Trib’s Rob Biertempfel. Hurdle’s original deal was set to expire after the upcoming season. Hurdle’s tactics constantly drive us nuts and he certainly shares some of the blame for the team’s second-half collapse in both of his seasons as the skipper, but his popularity...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
February 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

Clint Hurdle on Stolen Bases, Leadoff Hitters, Pitching, and More

Clint Hurdle met with the media today at the MLB Winter Meetings. The transcript of the interview was sent out via press release. Below are some highlights. On who could lead off for the Pirates… “I’m not even going to go there right now because that’ll get printed with here’s who we’re leading off.  I don’t know right now.  I’ve got some thoughts.  I’ve got...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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