Arizona Diamondbacks Notebook – Mike Hazen Completes First Week

The new Arizona Diamondbacks general manager started working towards his ultimate goal, and that is to bring Arizona a World Series championship On Sunday, Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Mike Hazen completed his first week on the job. His hiring received wide-ranging praise and respect, and many around baseball are wondering what direction the Princeton graduate will take...
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10 hours ago

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
4 days 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
13 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
17 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
19 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
19 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
23 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
24 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...
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September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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