According to Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette another new name could be emerging in the Pittsburgh Pirates search for a new general manager
Eight days ago the Pittsburgh Pirates officially dismissed general manager Neal Huntington of his duties. This came after Huntington had spent the previous 12 seasons as the team’s GM.
Multiple names have been connected to the Pirates’ GM search in the past week plus since the job opened up. Now, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Nubyjas Wilborn, a new name could be entering the fold.
Tyrone Brooks is a veteran of MLB front offices. The 45-year-old Brooks has worked in the front office of the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and the Pirates.
Brooks started his career working in the Braves front office from 1996-2006. With the Braves, Brooks was part of a front office that achieved one of the greatest accomplishments in MLB history when the Braves won 11 consecutive division championships between 1995 and 2005.
After his career in Atlanta ended, Brooks worked in the Indians front office through 2009. This included working with Huntington for three seasons. Following the 2009 season, he rejoined Huntington in Pittsburgh. Brooks was then a key component of the Pirates’ front office until he left the team following the 2016 season.
Following the 2016 season Brooks took a position with the MLB league offices as the leader of their Diversity Pipeline Program. This is a position Brooks still holds.
Brooks joins Dan Duquette, Matt Arnold, Marc DelPiano, and Tony LaCava as having been linked to the job as potential candidates for the Pirates’ GM position. Brooks, however, is the only one of the four with any ties to the team’s former regime. Right or wrong, it would probably be in the team’s best interest to pursue candidates with no ties to the former regime since that was an era that ended on a very sour note with the fan base.