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CLINT HURDLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hurdle happy for former Pirates pitcher

Just because Wandy Rodriguez is no longer pitching in a Pittsburgh uniform, doesn't mean that Pirates manager Clint Hurdle isn't rooting for him. After spending parts of the past three seasons together, Wandy Rodriguez and the Pittsburgh Pirates parted ways prior to the 2015 season. The left-hander is now in Texas -- playing for former Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister -- and is...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurdle hoping to use the bullpen less

  It's unrealistic to expect a starter to go seven or more innings every time out, but it's also unrealistic to expect the bullpen to pick up the load night after night. The Pirates have a talented bullpen, and manager Clint Hurdle knows they can get the job done, but he also knows he needs to give them some rest and on Tuesday he outlined some of his concerns to the Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurdle's trust in Melancon is rewarded

Pirates closer Mark Melancon had come under a lot of scrutiny lately not only because of the lack of results, but because his velocity was down as well. While everyone was ready to give up on Melancon, manager Clint Hurdle stuck with his closer and his patience is starting to be rewarded as Melancon notched saves both Thursday and Friday. “You've got to give those men some rope...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blaming Hurdle for Opening Series Bullpen Failure is Misguided

The Pirates had a very rocky series with the Reds to open the 2015 season. Three games, three rain delays, three losses, and three times the bullpen failed. Hopefully bad things come in threes and this series will soon become a distant memory. The opening series disaster in Cincinnati culminated with manager Clint Hurdle being heaped with a fair amount of scorn for electing to use...
Via Hidden Vigorish
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Hurdle finishes second in Manager of the Year voting (and other Tuesday news)

I suppose that the biggest Pirate-related news on this Tuesday evening is that Clint Hurdle finished second in National League Manager of the Year voting to Matt Williams, and thusly will not be taking home his second consecutive Manger of the Year Award. I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again tonight: I think this is a stupid award, because its definition is basically...
Via WHYGAVS?
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurdle Wins Second Consecutive Connie Mack Award

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance announced today that Clint Hurdle and Buck Showalter have won the alliance's Connie Mack Awards for their respective leagues. The final results for the entire BBA membership matches the ballot presented by the General Chapter three days ago. As the heading indicates, the award is Hurdle's second consecutive nod.The full press release with...
Via The Flagrant Fan
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle undergoes hip-replacement surgery

  Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle underwent successful surgery on Monday to replace his ailing right hip. The 57-year-old Hurdle spent most of the 2014 season dealing with arthritis in the hip, which made walking painful. He put off surgery until the completion of the season rather than disrupt the team in the middle of the year. Pittsburgh went 88-74 and earned a second...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 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
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