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Are the Pirates waiting for Tony Pena?

Oct 21, 2010, 12:32 PM EST

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Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates haven’t interviewed anyone for their managerial vacancy in a week, and that they’re “considering additional interviews.”

We’ve talked about the current candidates — John Gibbons, Dale Sveum, Carlos Tosca, Jeff Banister, Bo Porter and Ken Macha — but Biertempfel thinks Pittsburgh is waiting on Yankees bench coach Tony Pena’s season to be over before making a decision.

Pena certainly has a history with managing seeming lost causes. He was with the Royals, after all.  And he actually had one pretty nice season there back in 2003.  He also has a history with the Pirates of course, so it might make sense that they at least want to talk to him.

UPDATEGreat stuff from Posnanski on Tony Pena the other day.

  1. IdahoMariner - Oct 21, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Pos just re-ran a great piece about Pena: http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/2010/10/tony-pena-story.html

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