The Spirit have their man: former Newark Bears pitching coach Pete Filson.
Like Jeff Ware, Filson's a veteran guy. He pitched in the major leagues, then went on to coach in multiple organizations before becoming Newark's pitching coach for 4 years. Now he's on his way to the Spirit.
This seems like a good hire as Filson's a veteran guy and Vic Davilla speaks very confidently about him.
One thing that concerns me: last year Newark's staff went 42-83 with a 5.85 ERA. Still, there's only so much you can do with bad players.