What a Difference a Year Makes?

On May 7, 2009 the Arizona Diamondbacks announced they had fired manager Bob Melvin and hitting coach Rick Schu. They also accepted the resignation of pitching coach Bryan Price. General Manager Josh Byrnes introduced AJ Hinch, the Diamondbacks former Director of Player Personnel, as the team’s new manager. At the time the Diamondbacks were in last place in the National League West. They had suffered the loss of starting pitcher Brandon Webb...