FanPost

Perry Hill Not Returning

Colin Dunlap reports that Perry Hill is not going to be coaching with the Pirates in 2010. It sounds like he will not be coaching at all during the 2010 season. The Pirates have reportedly left the door open for him to return to the team at some point if he so chooses. In addition, Indianapolis pitching coach Ray Searage has been promoted to the Pirates. It sounds like he will be a pitching coach-in-waiting for when Joe Kerrigan departs.

UPDATE by Charlie: You'll recall that Hill was upset at the Pirates for trading so many players this season. Via Pat, John Perrotto tweets that by exercising Hill's option, the Pirates have effectively denied Hill the opportunity to catch on somewhere else in 2010. Which seems like hardball on the Bucs' part, but then Hill is the one who seems to be refusing to honor his contract by coming back to Pittsburgh to coach. I wonder if the Pirates might actually get a (marginal) prospect out of this--if some team could "trade" for Hill and take on the Pirates' option, similar to the 2002 "trade" that brought Lou Piniella to Tampa Bay in exchange for Randy Winn. It's also still possible that Hill might eventually capitulate and come back for another year. Or he could just stay at home. I have a feeling we haven't heard the end of this story yet.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker