of losing 300 games in his 3 seasons with the Pirates. Dejan Kovacevic is reporting that internal sources have indicated that John Russell will not be retained as Pirates manager after the season. Neal Huntington is expected to be retained.
A loss today would give Russell a 186-299 record in his 3 seasons with the Pirates... a .384 winning percentage.
Personally, I feel the Pirates need to go outside the organization for JR's replacement. Someone that has had success (although not necessarily at the major league level) for a significant period in a winning organization. Losing begets losing. We need a manager that knows how to win, and will not settle for anything less. And once that manager is hired...the front office needs to let that manager do his job, instead of the front office trying to run the team on the field as has obviously been the case for at least parts of this season.