OK, the media are saying that Clint Hurdle, 53, is in and will be announced as the Bucs new manager tomorrow.
Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated says they'll have a press conference to usher Hurdle in at 11AM tomorrow. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports tweets that the contract is for three years.
From 2002-09, Hurdle went 534-625 as the Rox manager, and in 2007 took Colorado to second place in the NL West and eventually the World Series thanks to a dazzling September run.
He played OF for a decade in the majors, hitting .259 with 32 homers and 193 RBI.
The Pirates got their man (or at least Eric Wedge's Plan B), saving them from considerable egg in the face if Hurdle took another job. Now comes the interesting part; who does he bring in to help him right the Bucco ship? it's surely more than a one man job.