I thought this was worth noting, from MLB Rumors. According to Rosenthal, Pirates are making a push for Hurdle. He speculates that due to the Mets drawn out process and the fact that Hurdle doesn't seem to be No. 1 on the Mets list, that Hurdle might be willing accept Pirates job without waiting for Met situation to play out.
*Speaking of Hurdle, the Pirates have ramped up their efforts to land him, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Along with in-house candidate Jeff Banister, Hurdle is believed to be one of the finalists for the job.*