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Showing posts with label A.J. Hinch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A.J. Hinch. Show all posts

7.01.2010

Diamondbacks Fire GM and A.J. Hinch

According to a couple of anonymous spources, the 31-48 Arizona Diamondbacks have fired general manager Josh Byrnes along with manager A.J. Hinch.

It didn't take a crystal ball to know that Hinch's days with the club were numbered, but canning your GM who was under contract through 2015? That's hardcore.

Hinch was hired back in May of 2009 without even one day of managerial experience. Why on earth things didn't work out for him in Arizona, I'll never understand.

The team is expected to make an official announcement sometime Friday, including the news that they've appointed 1988 MVP folk hero Kirk Gibson -- who has also never managed a ballcub in his life -- as interim manager. Now that guy knows how to rock a mustache.

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6.05.2010

What's That Sucking Sound?



Oh, it's just the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Coming off the worst road-trip in franchise history with an 0-9 record capping a 10-game skid, the team managed a walk-off home victory Friday against the Colorado Rockies.

And it's not like this is the first time they've sucked all season. The D'Backs 20-34 start marked the second-worst in the team's 13 years in the league, one-upping only the 17-37 record that kicked off their inaugural 1998 season. Those were the days.