Fast Reaction: The Mariners Hiring of Lloyd McClendon

The Seattle Mariners finally announced the team’s third manager in the last five years on Tuesday; the new  manager is former Pittsburgh Pirate — and former Detroit Tiger’s hitting coach — Lloyd McClendon.

McClendon managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2001-2005 and he complied a 336-446 record there. During his tenure in the Steel City he became known for his temper, and his tendency to have his team steal bags — although that tendency seemed to vanish each season he was the Pirates manager. It should also be pointed out that while he was in Pittsburgh he earned a reputation as a manager with a hot temper.

While McClendon’s  record from Pittsburgh is absolutely terrible,

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