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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ron Cook: Hurdle deserves extension despite the odds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How about reading it from the greatest manager in Pirates history?

“Clint Hurdle has gotten a lot of credit for becoming a Pittsburgher, and rightfully so,” Jim Leyland said earlier this month. “He’s gotten a lot of credit for being a motivator, and rightfully so. But Clint Hurdle has not gotten enough credit in Pittsburgh, in my opinion, for being the game manager that he is. He is a terrific game manager. I don’t think that has been recognized because the other stuff has kind of overshadowed it, being active in the community, being a great guy. But Clint Hurdle is one hell of a manager one through nine.”

Huntington said he was shocked by the Bovada odds. He hired Hurdle and, presumably, would be the one to fire him — should it come to that — although Nutting, as owner, certainly has the power to fire Hurdle and/or Huntington.

“Somebody’s got bad information. I’m not a betting man, but I don’t know that there’s a worse bet out there to take,” Huntington said.

“I do not envision working with a different manager in my time here. Clint Hurdle is one of my best friends in the world. I still consider him a mentor. He has done everything that we could have ever asked of him. It’s up to us to give him enough talent. He gets the most out of it. He’s a leader. He runs a good game. Our players love playing for him. The dreaded vote of confidence isn’t even on my radar. He’s our manager and I would fully envision he’ll be our manager for a long time.

“In fact, it wouldn’t shock me if Clint outlasts me here.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 11, 2017 at 09:15 AM | 5 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hurdle taking McCutchen’s future with Pirates ‘one day at a time’ | TribLIVE Mobile

“I’ll take it one day at a time,” Hurdle said. “I think any general manager that’s in a market similar to the one we’re in has to explore the possibility of (trading) players who have one or two years left on their contracts. You have to see what value is there to keep or to move.

“That’s the way we’re going to need to continue to operate. It’s the hard part of what we get to do.”

McCutchen, who’s on vacation in Hawaii, was unavailable for comment.

“Andrew has been very black and white in the conversations I’ve had with him,” Hurdle said. “He’s told me, ‘I’m under contract here, so I plan on playing here. However, I don’t call all the shots, either.’ ”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 17, 2016 at 11:48 AM | 8 comment(s)
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