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Diamondbacks in rebuilding mode after tough season

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks boosted their payroll to unprecedented levels, hoping the influx would break them out of a two-year funk. Instead, they went into a freefall to the bottom of the standings. Arizona's retooling started during the 2014 season with the hiring of Tony La Russa and the firings of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson. But even...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be D-backs next manager?

PHOENIX -- The man who followed Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa in St. Louis has a pretty good idea of the kind manager La Russa's Diamondbacks soon will hire. "Baseball savvy, appreciation for the history of the game, commitment to the club, sacrifice," said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who has been to the playoffs in all three seasons since he was hired to replace...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Arizona Diamondbacks name Stewart GM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Dave Stewart as general manager and De Jon Watson as senior vice president of baseball relations. Stewart is the fourth full-time general manager in the organization’s brief history. Both Stewart and Watson will report to chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. It appears that Stewart will be focusing on the major league roster and contracts. Given...
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Diamondbacks officially name Dave Stewart as new general manager

  The Arizona Diamondbacks have made 16-year major leaguer Dave Stewart the franchise's vice president and general manager. In a restructuring of the front office under Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa, the team named De Jon Watson senior vice president/baseball operations. La Russa says he's known Stewart for three decades and that his diverse background will be invaluable...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: D-backs to hire Stewart as GM

PHOENIX -- Dave Stewart and Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa appear poised to reprise the remarkable run they had with the Oakland A's in the late 1980s. Stewart will become the D-backs' general manager as soon as contract language on a multi-year deal is finalized, according to a report by USA Today's Bob Nightengale, likely in the next day or two....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibson's relationship with La Russa helps his chances of return to Diamondbacks

Kirk Gibson's wife sent him a song to listen to on his mobile device Tuesday morning. Fittingly, it was Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's "The Waiting." Yeah, it's the hardest part all right. The waiting he and everyone else is doing while the Diamondbacks decide in which direction to move at manager might be harder than the actual decision they have to make...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

La Russa meets with Beinfest, lines up other GM candidates

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are casting a wide net for the first general manager of the Tony La Russa era. Several new candidates have emerged since La Russa began the interview process last weekend, including former major league general managers Larry Beinfest, Allard Baird and Tim Purpura, and Texas assistant general manager Thad Levine, according to sources. -- Beinfest ran Miami...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The TLR Stuff Is Starting To Get Embarrassing

We recently told you about ‘An Evening With Tony LaRussa‘ that is forthcoming this Monday to be hosted by the Cardinals. Short recap – he now (fully) runs the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball operation who’s stated goal is to win the National League pennant at the expense of the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s weird honoring people that don’t work for you and are actively working...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
21 days ago  |  Discuss

La Russa inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Tony La Russa, third all-time in victories as a manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. La Russa, now the Diamondbacks chief baseball officer, was enshrined Sunday in ceremonies at Cooperstown. La Russa won 2,728 times in his long career, behind only Connie Mack and John McGraw. He was picked as manager of the year four times and won 12 division...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals to name Cardinals Care field for Hall of Famer Tony La Russa

COOPERSTOWN, NY -- The Cardinals will name their next Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies field after former manager Tony La Russa, team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. announced Saturday night at a reception honoring La Russa's induction into baseball's Hall of Fame. Tony La Russa Field, the organization's 22nd youth ball field, will serve children living in the Clinton-Peabody...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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