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.
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.