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Throwing This Manager A Curve

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Do I even need to comment on this?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have fired Matt Walbeck, who was chosen as the Eastern League manager of the year while leading the Altoona Curve to the Double-A league’s championship.

Walbeck, 40, has been chosen as his league’s manager of the year four times in six seasons. Altoona had an 82-60 record this season.

The Pirates offered no explanation for the move, but they have disciplined or fired other minor league employees in the past for not following the organization’s strictly enforced format for developing and instructing players.

Walbeck was told there was no other job for him in the Pirates’ organization. He has talked of wanting to manage above the Double-A level.

Here is another more detailed story. I love this quote.

“Kyle just told me that, hey, you’re driven, you have aspirations, you have goals, and we feel it’s best for your development and growth to move on,” Walbeck recalled.

Funny. This is what the Pirates also say to the players they are about to trade every July.

Dude, this is the best thing for you. Go somewhere else and get with a real team.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

September 30, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Posted in Sports

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  1. “they have disciplined or fired other minor league employees in the past for not following the organization’s strictly enforced format for developing and instructing players.”

    Given that they’ve developed jack shit through the farm in the last 20 years I would think not following that format would be a good thing.

    Smues

    September 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm


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