"Bryan has been here seven seasons now," Castellini said in the statement released by the team. "He's comfortable with the direction we are heading with our young players, and we are comfortable with him leading us in that direction."
"Pete was told that in the immediate future, he probably is not going to be able to look in terms of Cooperstown," Castellini said Tuesday. "And we certainly wanted to make sure that we picked up that vacuum. The commissioner gave us permission to do that; we couldn't be more pleased that it is now. Now's the time."