Arizona Diamondbacks – La Russa accepts lesser role

  Tony La Russa, the chief baseball office of the Arizona Diamondbacks, is now in an advisory role Fallout from the disastrous season of the Arizona Diamondbacks persists. After dismissing Dave Stewart as the club’s general manager and sending manager Chip Hale packing and on his way, the team’s top decision-makers, general managing partner Ken […] Arizona Diamondbacks ...
Via Venom Strikes
12 hours ago

Mike Hazen’s First Big Decision

Yesterday, the Diamondbacks introduced Mike Hazen as their new General Manager and head of baseball operations, who is taking over for Dave Stewart after a two year failed experiment in their front office. Hazen was most recently the GM in Boston, serving as Dave Dombrowski’s second-in-command, and has been an integral part of a Red Sox front office that built one of the best young...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs Introduce Mike Hazen, Address Tony La Russa’s Role

The Diamondbacks introduced new general manager Mike Hazen today, as Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. While there wasn’t much in the way of specifics on offer, the team’s top brass did talk through some general approaches and also addressed the still-undefined role of re-positioned executive Tony La Russa, Piecoro further reports. Hazen enters the fold with a broad...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Hazen wants to bring franchise ‘to next level’

  The Arizona Diamondbacks introduced Mike Hazen as their new GM There was the usual refrain from club owners, and words which traditionally have been tired and exhausted. “It’s a great day for the Arizona Diamondbacks and a great day to be D-back,” said Ken Kendrick, the team’s general managing partner Monday morning. Kendrick was […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Hazen wants...
Via Venom Strikes
2 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Mike Hazen named GM

  Former Red Sox executive Mike Hazen was hired as the next general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks While the timing was not terribly swift, the naming of Mike Hazen as the next general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks finalized a sense of urgency. Since previous GM Dave Stewart and field manager Chip Hale were […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Mike Hazen named GM - Venom Strikes...
Via Venom Strikes
3 days ago

Diamondbacks tab Boston's Hazen as next general manager

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have named Boston Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen an executive vice president and general manager. The team announcing the hiring in a news release on Sunday. Hazen replaces Dave Stewart, who fired along with manager Chip Hale a day after the regular season ended. The 40-year-old Hazen served as senior vice president and GM of the Red...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks name Mike Hazen as new general manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially announced that Mike Hazen has been named as the club’s new executive vice president and general manager. Hazen, 40, served as the executive vice president and general manager of the Boston Red Sox in the 2016 season after spending four years as the club’s assistant general manager. He spent five years with the Cleveland Indians in scouting...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Diamondbacks Hire Mike Hazen As Executive VP, General Manager

The Diamondbacks have announced the hiring of Mike Hazen as the team’s new general manager and executive vice president.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Hazen '98 Named Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager

Princeton baseball alum Mike Hazen '98 will be moving from the American League East to the National League West.
Via GoPrincetonTigers.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Interested In Eddie Perez For Managerial Job

The Diamondbacks have interest in Braves first base coach Eddie Perez for their managerial opening, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets. Perez interviewed for the Braves managerial job that ultimately went to Brian Snitker, and he’s reportedly also recently attracted interest from the Rockies. Perez spent 11 seasons as a catcher in the big leagues, spending...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago

Report: D-Backs eyeing Mike Rizzo to be next president

The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a new team president, and their search appears to be going across the National League spectrum. According to a report by Jim Bowden of ESPN on Monday, the Diamondbacks are making Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo the top target to be their next president of baseball operations. The team is said to be planning to ask permission...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart: D-Backs owner and I weren’t on the same page

Dave Stewart is the gift that keeps on giving. Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager has been a quote machine since getting canned from the position earlier this week. Stewart lamented about having “better things to do” now that he’s unemployed and now, in an interview with Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, he dove into his relationship with the organization. ...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart on firing: ‘I’ve got better things to do’

Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart doesn’t seem to be too upset over his recent firing. In a move that’s been long expected, Arizona announced the ousting of Stewart as GM and Chip Hale as the team’s manager on Monday, the day after it completed a 69-win 2016 regular season. OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart could not care less about being fired by Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Monday that Dave Stewart was out as the team’s general manager, and Chip Hale was out as the team’s manager following a 66-93 finish to the season. For Stewart, it’s clear he could not possibly care less about his termination. In fact, he almost seems to welcome it. “They may think I’m going to blast people, but I’m not,” Stewart...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart on being fired by D-Backs: ‘Quite frankly, I’ve got better things to do’

The Arizona Diamondbacks wasted no time showing displeasure in their awful 2016 season (69-93 record), as they fired general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale on Monday, one day after the season ended. The move to fire Hale was fairly surprising, as he wasn’t the reason the Diamondbacks were bad. The 2016 Diamondbacks wouldn’t have had close to a .500 record even if...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire manager Chip Hale, Tony La Russa on hot seat

It appears the rumors were true, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have fired manager Chip Hale, as well as general manager Dave Stewart. The team announced the news on Monday afternoon: OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 3, 2016 This isn’t much of a surprise, the...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart, Chip Hale axed by Diamondbacks after two years

The last two years in Arizona have been tumultuous (to say the least). The Diamondbacks have responded to those two seasons of tumult by firing both manager Chip Hale and GM Dave Stewart. OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 3, 2016 As for Chief Baseball Officer...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire GM Dave Stewart, manager Chip Hale

The Arizona Diamondbacks have cleaned house by firing general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale, the team announced Monday. The moves come after a 69-93 season in which Arizona so aggressively adopted a win-now strategy during the offseason. OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale. — Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks miss playoffs for fifth straight season

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks had reason to believe their four-year run of mediocrity would end this season, maybe even lead to a playoff berth. The Diamondbacks lured Zack Greinke to the desert, bolstered their pitching staff even more with the acquisition of Shelby Miller and had all those young, talented players coming back. Why not think big? Instead, Arizona fell flat...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Owings, Goldschmidt power D-backs past Padres

PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings each hit a two-run home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their final series of a disappointing season with a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run for San Diego.Randall Delgado (5-2) pitched an inning of relief to get the victory. Patrick Corbin threw 2 2/3 innings of scoreless...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pinpointing the Moment Jake Lamb’s Season Changed

Even if you didn’t predict great things for the Diamondbacks this year, it’s hard not to be disappointed by their 2016 season. You can set aside their various front-office nonsense and still come to that conclusion. Zack Greinke hasn’t been great, A.J. Pollock missed significant time, and Shelby Miller‘s year has gone about as poorly as you could imagine. The club is set...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Diamondbacks' big offseason splash didn't pay off

Baseball's offseason is normally a time for optimism, and optimism was running rampant in the desert as far as the Arizona Diamondbacks were concerned. Despite finishing the 2015 season with a 79-83 record, the Diamondbacks were convinced that they were trending in the right direction. To be honest, it's hard to fault them for this line of thinking since the 79 wins were actually...
Via Yardbarker
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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