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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Dave Stewart ‘relieved’ to be fired by Diamondbacks: ‘I’ve got better things to do’ | MLB | Sporting News

I don’t have anything bad to say about Ken Kendrick,’’ Stewart said. “I’m not mad at this guy. He’s different. I’m different. Really, we were oil and water.

He added: “When I left Toronto, I was angry. I’m not angry this time. It’s just different. Almost a relief. I just got to figure out what to do next, but really, I’ll be just fine.’’

Jim Furtado Posted: October 04, 2016 at 06:54 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: dave stewart, diamondbacks

Monday, October 03, 2016

Diamondbacks fire GM Dave Stewart, manager Chip Hale

Fresh off a very disappointing 2016 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks have fired general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale, the club announced Monday afternoon.

Hopes were high for Arizona entering the spring of 2016. They were coming off a 79-83 season in 2015 and added ace pitcher Zack Greinke via free agency in addition to trading for 2015 All-Star pitcher Shelby Miller.

Instead, the second year with both Stewart and Hale couldn’t have been more of a disaster.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 03, 2016 at 04:53 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: chip hale, dave stewart, diamondbacks

Monday, August 22, 2016

Dansby Swanson’s arrival a cruel twist for Arizona Diamondbacks

Will they get another season?

La Russa paused when asked what he thought of the industry reaction. He said he understands the attention the trade received, particularly since the club had given up another first-round pick, pitcher Touki Toussaint, earlier in the year. But he questions the perception that everyone in baseball disliked it for the Diamondbacks.

“How many front offices, if you polled the other 29, how many would have questioned it or said it was a bad deal?” La Russa asked. “At the same time that we were hearing the criticisms, I was also hearing from people that I knew personally saying, ‘Hey, man, we know where you were coming from. We were interested in Shelby, as well.’

“I would always like to know who criticizes it. There are some people that I have a ton of respect for and there are others I don’t have the same level of respect. If it’s somebody I have big levels of respect, then I would be bothered. If it’s not, then I’m not.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 22, 2016 at 06:21 AM | 59 comment(s)
  Beats: dave stewart, diamondbacks, tony la russa

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Keith Law: Time to end the Diamondbacks’ reign of error (INSIDER)

No mistake has loomed larger than the constant stream of errors around Cuban right-handed pitcher Yoan Lopez. The brand-new front office reached to sign him for $8 million after the 2013 season, even though it appeared that he was priced by other teams at about one-tenth that number. The Diamondbacks didn’t understand the international bonus pool rules, and thus were unaware they would have to pay an $8 million penalty on top of Lopez’s bonus AND would be prohibited from signing any July 2 free agents for the next two signing periods until after Lopez’s deal was official….

The Lopez disaster had a ripple effect a few months later, when the team packaged 2014 first-round pick Touki Toussaint, a very high-upside but raw teenage pitching prospect, with the injured Bronson Arroyo in a “Weekend at Bernie’s” pairing that allowed Arizona to shed much of Arroyo’s dead money, but at the cost of a significant prospect.

Stewart’s unfamiliarity with the rules hasn’t just applied to the international pools. According to multiple sources, in early 2015 he tried to make a trade with another team that would have violated MLB rules, and the GM of the other team had to explain to him that such a move was not allowed.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 18, 2016 at 11:24 AM | 88 comment(s)
  Beats: dave stewart, diamondbacks

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Heyman - Stewart Defends D-backs From Unnamed Accusations

The best way to answer the critics is to win.

The trade of Brad Ziegler incited some unexpected controversy when unnamed executives complained to a couple reporters that their teams offered a better package (or packages) for the reliever. And one exec even told Peter Gammons that he suspected that Tony La Russa only did that allegedly bad deal with the Boston Red Sox’s Dave Dombrowski because those two worked together with the White Sox three decades ago.

Seems like an unlikely reason to make a deal, but that’s what they allegedly said.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 21, 2016 at 11:24 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: dave stewart, diamondbacks, general managers

Sunday, June 12, 2016

GM Dave Stewart: D-Backs pitchers have ‘underachieved’

If seeing a reliever stir in the pen bothers you, the coaching staff isn’t the problem.

Frustrations ran high on Friday night, with Corbin complaining that the coaching staff doesn’t show enough trust in the rotation.

Corbin said that after giving up a leadoff double in the seventh – the first hit he’d allowed after retiring 11 in a row – he saw the bullpen begin to stir and felt he needed to make perfect pitches to remain in the game. He wound up walking a the Nos. 7 and 8 hitters and giving way to Clippard, who gave up a grand slam to the Marlins’ Justin Bour.

“You just want some trust in you,” Corbin said. “Maybe show some trust in the starter that they can work their way out of that.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 12, 2016 at 09:03 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: dave stewart, diamondbacks, patrick corbin

 

 

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