Just three days since the Diamondbacks lowered the boom on General Manager Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale, the Dbacks leadership team are huddling together to begin the search for their next front office.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe announced via social media the first list we’ve seen of who the Diamondbacks might be considering. All five names listed should be very familiar to anyone who has followed the Arizona Diamondbacks. Each have been tied to the team in the press at one time or another. The names included: Bryan Minniti, Mike Bell, Ray Montgomery, Peter Woodfork, and Kim Ng. Let’s go through each candidate in the order Cafardo has them listed.


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With the last drop of Gatorade still fresh on pinch hitter Phil Gosselin’s jersey from the celebration of a walk-off victory, the attention went from watching the players leave the field for the last time in the 2016 season to anticipating what the Diamondbacks first move of the off-season would be.

The team did not waste any time. In a post-game interview Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall began fielding questions of when the future of General Manager Dave Stewart, Manager Chip Hale, and Chief Baseball Officer Tony LaRussa would be decided. For Stewart his contract ended during the season but the team had chosen to wait until after play concluded before announcing their decision.


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Like many Arizona Diamondbacks fans and baseball fans in general, I remember where I was a year ago when the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees were announced. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for what I knew would be a foregone conclusion; Randy Johnson would be inducted into the Hall of Fame.


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We look at major league baseball players and many fans think that the talent alone made them professional baseball players. While talent might be what allowed them to be drafted, it was hard work and diligent player development by the teams that drafted them that allowed that talent to be molded into something that resembled a major league player.


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Party Time

It’s only the first Monday in January and my mind is already racing ahead until February 19 when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It almost feels like spring is in the air. Well except that it is raining like crazy, the days are still way shorter than the nights, and temperatures are dipping down to the point that I am having to cover my wife’s plants with every Diamondbacks beach towel I have ever bought to protect them from frost (the plants not the towels or my wife).


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Earlier this week the Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Diamondbacks announced that the Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was named an honorary captain to the Cardinals and would appear on field during the coin toss before the regular season finale against the Seattle Seahawks. This news of course was met with great jubilation. There’s nothing better than seeing “America’s First Baseman” recognized no matter what the event.


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I remember like it was yesterday. The Arizona Diamondbacks had just come off a season that saw the team finish with a record of 76-86. In most seasons ending the year with 76 wins would be a disappointment but most fans were ecstatic. Arizona had the worst season in franchise history in 2004 losing 111 games so now just two seasons removed things were definitely looking up. Arizona had hired Bob Melvin as their new manager and had a young core of position players that were starting to reach their potential.


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New Years is an odd holiday. I never quite understood why people would dress up, wear strange hats, sing outdated songs, and drink way to much celebrating having to purchase a new calendar. Oh sure I am as excited as the next guy to remove the cellophane from a new calendar and look at the 12 pictures that adorn each month. But after the first 10 or 15 seconds the calendar gets hung on the side of the refrigerator and forgotten. Well, that’s not exactly true. The calendar does get its fair amount of usage from January 1 through February 19 and October 3 through December 31 when I count down the days until pitchers and catchers report or lament how many days it has been since I was last at a baseball game. But overall the calendar is one of those, to paraphrase Ron Popeil, “set it and forget it” kind of things.


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It’s interesting how we as human beings have such a mental connection with certain events. You can ask anyone alive during the time that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and they can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing the moment they got the news. Similarly people who were alive in 1963 could tell you the exact moment they heard about the assignation of John F. Kennedy. And while these examples are times of tragedy there are others where people relate similarly to enjoyable or happy events. The point is that we connect with moments of time and they become part of the fabric of our lives.


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