July 1, 2010
In perhaps the most unsurprising move in Major League Baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks dismiss manager AJ Hinch and General Manager Josh Byrnes. These moves seemed inevitable given the struggles the Diamondbacks have had dating back to May 2008.
When Josh Byrnes was named General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on October 28, 2005, he was touted as one of the brightest minds in baseball. He had been part of the Cleveland Indians front office and later with the Boston Red Sox. In each case he assisted in orchestrating success.