The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Amiel Sawdaye as senior vice president and assistant general manager under Mike Hazen.
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The Red Sox had already lost their general manager to the Diamondbacks. Now his assistant is on his way to Arizona, too.
D-Backs still considering managerial candidates
New GM Mike Hazen said the organization isn't yet at a point in its managerial search where it's asking other teams to speak with candidates. "We don't have an exact list yet for candidates," Hazen said. "But hopefully in the next week or so we'll be able to do that." Arizona Republic
Does Corbin fit the Miller mold?
Could Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin succeed in a "super reliever" role like Andrew Miller? Jim Bowden discusses. Potential super relievers (Insider)
In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks took MLB's biggest hit after finishing in last place in the NL West this season.
Arizona GM Mike Hazen said the D-Backs are going to take their time to hire the right manager, calling it a 'critical decision'.
Every major front-office hire of the last 13 months has been male, white and likely Ivy League. Mike Hazen is the latest. It's on MLB to fix it.
The Athletics announced the hiring of Chip Hale, who served as their bench coach prior to managing the Diamondbacks, as their new third-base coach on Tuesday.
There is reportedly an expectation in the baseball industry that Sawdaye would move to Arizona if he isn't named the next GM of the Red Sox.
Salary arbitration projections: D-Backs
All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:
- Welington Castillo - $5.9 million
- Patrick Corbin - $4.2 million
- Randall Delgado - $1.9 million
- Rubby De La Rosa - $3 million
- Jean Segura - $7.3 million
- Shelby Miller - $4.9 million
- Chris Owings - $2.1 million
- Chris Herrmann - $1 million
- Tuffy Gosewisch - $600,000 MLBTradeRumors.com
Mike Hazen says he jumped at the chance to become Arizona's general manager despite the job's location on the other side of the country -- and the fact that the D-backs have been stuck in a rut.
Dawel Lugo disappointing in AFL
Per Keith Law, Lugo is struggling in several areas in Arizona, including on defense and running the bases. Law: More AFL scouting notes (Insider)
Recently hired GM Mike Hazen needs to be given time to put his stamp on the Diamondbacks; plus, the latest notes on Clayton Kershaw and others.
The Red Sox assume that bench coach Torey Lovullo will interview for the Diamondbacks' managerial position.
Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo could be the frontrunner to replace Chip Hale as the D-backs' manager.
The Diamondbacks have hired Red Sox executive Mike Hazen to be their new general manager.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
The list of managers, since intentional walks became official in 1955, who issued postseason intentional BBs with men on first & second to load up the bases: Charlie Manuel (Phillies) to Buster Posey (Giants), 2010 NLCS Tony La Russa (Cardinals) to Damian Miller (Dbacks), 2001 NLDS Bobby Cox (Braves) to Bernie Williams (Yankees), 1996 World Series Thanks to the Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats & Info's Zach Mariner for that great nugget!
Former Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is reportedly the top candidate for the Athletics' third-base coach opening.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a new manager, and Atlanta Braves first-base coach Eddie Perez is reportedly of interest to them.
How much do the D-backs have to spend?
The Diamondbacks are going to need some financial resources to become a winning team again. What does Arizona's payroll situation look like as 2017 approaches? Inside the 'Zona
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo is reportedly at the top of the Diamondbacks' list to be the team's president of baseball operations.
General manager first priority for D-backs
The Diamondbacks are going to let their next general manager hire their new manager after clearing house following a disappointing season. However, one internal candidate for manager, Phil Nevin, already has support in the organization. Bowden: The GM's office (Insider)
As the D-backs continue their GM search, there are two more known candidates in the mix and two others who have declined to interview for the job.
There's reportedly five known candidates being considered for the Diamondbacks' GM role: two internal options and three external.
Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL West
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Fans can vote for their selections on MLB.com or on Twitter. Here are the nominees for each NL West team:
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Jake Lamb
- Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Corey Seager
- San Diego Padres: Wil Myers
- San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford