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D-backs skipper Kirk Gibson recently won the C.I. Taylor Award, which is given out each year by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to the top managers in the National and American Leagues.
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The winter meetings, major league baseballs version of the preholiday shop-a-thon, begins Monday.
You can almost feel Kevin Towers trigger finger twitching.
All those general managers. All those agents. All those windows of opportunity.
All those possibilities.
But unlike last winter, when Towers retooled the Diamondbacks into the NL West champion by adding free agent closer...
The Arizona Diamondbacks will be looking for two pitchers and a backup first baseman at the winter meetings next week.
Lyle Overbay hit a combined .234/.310/.360 with the Pirates and Diamondbacks next year. He only hit nine home runs all year. The Diamondbacks apparently want to bring him back for another year. Of course, the D'Backs will almost certainly finish with a better record than the Pirates in 2012 and the Pirates are playing Clint Barmes more than $10 million over the next two years...
The Diamondbacks have an offer on the table to veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay, reports Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona (Twitter link). It is thought to be a one-year contract and the Snakes expect a response from Overbay's representatives early in the Winter Meetings.
Overbay was thought to be on Arizona's radar when GM Kevin Towers suggested the team wanted...
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Well, it was his last one and Tony LaRussa came in third place in the Manager of Year voting. He was only one of three managers to get a first place vote but he was well behind the favorite for the award, Kirk Gibson. Ron Roenicke of the Brewers came in second place. I thought [...]