Daily Archives: November 10, 2016
3,000 hits is still a cool milestone. But joining the 5,000 club might be even a bigger honor.
It is a by the numbers episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Isn’t it strange how quickly the election arrives so quickly after the end of the World Series.
Now as there are intense feelings after the Trump victory, I see baseball as a way to bring us together AND be an outlet for bad feelings and anger.
Building bridges on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Dave Stewart, Tony La Russa and the Arizona Diamondbacks stunned baseball last winter with a handful of bold moves in order to win in 2016. Unfortunately for them, instead of improving from a 79-83 showing in ’15, the club regressed to 69-93 this past season.
The organization will now take a more conservative approach this offseason. Not necessarily because new Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Hazen believes that’s the proper course of action to begin turning the Dbacks around, but he doesn’t have much of a choice.
Hazen made the most impactful move of his first offseason in Arizona by recently hiring Torey Lovullo as manager. It was an important hire because the organization’s 2017 results will already hinge significantly on the success or failure of players the previous regime brought in.
The Dbacks’ new executive is familiar with this kind of situation, though.
With the Boston Red Sox, he watched Dave Dombrowski inherit a roster that was also basically set. But he at least still had the flexibility to make impactful acquisitions, like signing David Price and trading for Craig Kimbrel.
The situation out in the desert is different, and for three major reasons.