Stark: Phillies Looking at Pirates Benedict for Pitching Coach

Update 3:06 pm: Rob Biertempfel, Pirates beat writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune, tweeted this.


Jayson Stark of posted a tweet that has the Phillies looking across the state for help.

Benedict is the Pirates Special Assistant to the General Manager who works mainly with pitchers in the organization. Over the last few years, the Pirates have gotten their hands on a few good, young, talented hurlers we’ll be seeing for a long time; notably Gerrit Cole and Jamison Taillon. They’ve also done well to revive Francisco Liriano’s career and have been patient with Charlie Morton.

On’s rumor mill page, AJ Mass says the Phillies top choice for the vacant pitching coach job was Bryan Price, now the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He was Dusty Baker’s pitching coach before Baker was let go.




  1. cs

    October 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Good to finally hear some news on this front. Can’t wait for the hot stove to start and some of the phillies problems to get addressed.

  2. Mike in NJ

    October 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    When do we start the search for a new GM?

  3. Paula

    October 22, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Everyone knows what the team needs is Jamie Moyer to coach pitching!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You would make the whole east coast happy if you got Jamie to coach and his personality and team spirit will help everyone!!!!!!!!! TWO HANDS!!!!!!!

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