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Mark Grace to serve as D-backs' assistant hitting coach

  Mark Grace will join the staff of new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale as assistant hitting coach. The club announced Hale's staff on Thursday, with Andy Green as third-base coach and Glenn Sherlock bench coach. Sherlock shifts from third-base coach and is among six from former manager Kirk Gibson's staff who are being retained. Another is Henry Blanco, who will...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green, Grace join 6 holdovers on Hale's coaching staff

PHOENIX -- Chip Hale's coaching staff with the Arizona Diamondbacks will include six holdovers from Kirk Gibson's staff, plus a pair of new additions: third-base coach Andy Green and assistant hitting coach Mark Grace. The six holdovers are bench coach Glenn Sherlock, pitching coach Mike Harkey, hitting coach Turner Ward, first-base coach Dave McKay, bullpen coach Mel Stottlemyre...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs hire Mark Grace as assistant hitting coach

New Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is beginning to assemble his coaching staff. That staff will include a somewhat surprising name in Mark Grace. Source: Mark Grace will become #Dbacks assistant hitting coach. Appears Turner Ward remains hitting coach. Blanco shifting to new role. — Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) October 16, 2014 Grace being hired as a hitting coach...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks name Hale new manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that Chip Hale will serve as the team’s new manager Monday. Hale most recently was the bench coach for the Oakland Athletics under manager Bob Melvin. The duo led the A’s to the American League Wild Card Game, but were defeated in crushing fashion by the Kansas City Royals. Hale is no stranger to the Diamondbacks organization. He was the third...
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Chip Hale to manage Arizona Diamondbacks

My first reaction upon hearing that Tony La Russa and the Arizona Diamondbacks had hired Chip Hale to manage the team was, "Who?" And yeah, Walter William "Chip" Hale is not a household name. He played parts of seven seasons as a utility guy, Mostly for the Twins and finished up his minor league career with Memphis, the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate. As...
Via The Flagrant Fan
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Hale’s plan: Make every Diamondback 15 percent better

Arizona Diamondbacks new manager Chip Hale said his goal is to make each player he comes in contact with 15 percent better. Hale was introduced Monday as the sixth fulltime manager in D-backs history. “That’s just something that I’ve always thought about since rookie ball,” Hale said of his 15 percent philosophy. “Our mantra was, you look at your team and say, OK, this...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks tap Hale as next manager

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks put together a rating system for their managerial candidates, chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said, grading them on one-to-five scale on leadership, handling of pitching, offensive creativity, personality and experience. La Russa was not willing to share the scores for the nine candidates interviewed, but he probably didn't have to. Chip Hale...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Hire Chip Hale as New Manager

Fresh off a 2014 season that saw them finish with the worst record in baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Chip Hale to replace Kirk Gibson as the team’s manager (via CBS Sports). OFFICIAL: Chip Hale has been named the 7th manager in #Dbacks history. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 13, 2014 While Hale has no MLB managerial experience, he has been seen as a...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Hale will be the new Diamondbacks manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to replace Kirk Gibson as their manager with former Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale. The Arizona #Dbacks are expected to announce today the hiring of Chip Hale as their manager. Hale had been the #Athletics bench coach. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 13, 2014 Hale managed for six years in the Diamondbacks organization,...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alomar a finalist for Arizona job

Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is reportedly one of the four finalists for the Arizona managers job. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Alomar, Oakland bench coach Chip Hale, Diamondbacks Triple-A manager Phil Nevin and Jim Tracy, who has managerial experience in the majors, are the other candidates. The Diamondbacks are believed to want to make a decision next...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Manager announcement expected on Monday

The Arizona Diamondbacks season was a major flop this year.  Instead of contending for a playoff spot, the club ended up battling for last place and the worst record in baseball.  From the start to the finish the club never found the .500 mark.  Because of this, manager Kirk Gibson lost his job.  With a job open, NBCsports is reporting that a managerial decision is expected...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Are Flush With Young Shortstops

When it comes to starting pitching, the Mets have plenty of it. Something they lack is major league ready position players that are ready to step in at shortstop and left field. While we can speculate about Wilmer Flores‘ ability to hold down that job, it doesn’t seem like the Mets are ready to go all-in on him just yet. Enter the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like the Mets with pitchers...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Airzona could deal shortstop for starting pitching

After a season of underachieving, the Arizona Diamondbacks enter the offseason with plenty of needs.  One way to fill some of there needs could be by trading on of their strong young shortstops.The organization needs pitching and they have three young and talented players at shortstop.  Nick Piecoro is reporting if there is going to be a trade in the organization from new general...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks begin manager hunt

The Arizona Diamondbacks have begun their search for a new manager. The team confirmed eight candidates for the job Wednesday including: Sandy Alomar Jr., Jay Bell, Andy Green, Joe McEwing, Phil Nevin, Jim Tracy, and Turner Ward. I think the first priority is leadership, a personality,” D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said Monday when asked what he’s looking for...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson

About to wrap up a season that will see them finish with the worst record in baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks and new executive Tony La Russa have fired manager Kirk Gibson. Tony La Russa cleans house, as #Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell — HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) September 26, 2014 It’s been an incredibly disappointing...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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