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07:34 AM ET 02.20 | Guess who isn't likely to receive a contract extension soon? After leading the Pirates to their most successful season in 21 years, manager Clint Hurdle has no guarantee he'll be with the team beyond 2014. At least not yet. Hurdle, who guided the Pirates into the playoffs last season, is under contract through this season with a club option for 2015. He is one of three major league managers not locked up for next year. During a brief visit to spring training camp Wednesday, owner Bob Nutting said working out an extension for Hurdle -- and for general manager Neal Huntington, whose deal also runs out after this season -- is not a top priority. "Having talked with both of them, I don't think that's the first topic on anybody's mind right now," Nutting said.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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February 20, 2014  07:52 AM ET

Lead a young team to the playoffs, and this is the thanks you get?

February 20, 2014  08:09 AM ET

...hurdle is a top 3 manager in the game of baseball....after bochy and francona...

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February 20, 2014  10:23 AM ET

Jeez, at least cut the guy down if he's hung himself in despair because they lost AJ.

February 20, 2014  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Lead a young team to the playoffs, and this is the thanks you get?

Hurdle needs to be the owner of the team in order for him not to lose his job!!

February 20, 2014  11:59 AM ET

Pay the man already.

February 20, 2014  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Pay the man already.

the owner has refuse to talk about money ordeal!!

 
February 20, 2014  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Come on Pitt...stop being cheapskates and make the most with this crop of players

Ain't gonna happen. The Pirates are a bush league operation and it is a shame. They used to be one of the classiest teams around. Now they just take the money and dump on their fans (what few they have left).

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