October 2016 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

Diamondbacks, Rockies To Interview Don Wakamatsu

Oct 31, 2016 7:19 AM

Don Wakamatsu will interview with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies for their vacant managerial positions.

Wakamatsu is currently the bench coach for the Kansas City Royals.

The 53-year-old managed the Seattle Mariners for just under two seasons as he was fired in August 2010. Since then he has worked for the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

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Diamondbacks To Hire Amiel Sawdaye As Assistant GM

Oct 25, 2016 7:35 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will hire Amiel Sawdaye as assistant general manager under new GM Mike Hazen.

Sawdaye, who follows Hazen to Arizona from Boston, will also have the title of senior vice president.

He was also under consideration to be named GM of the Red Sox and had been linked to the Minnesota Twins as well.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor

Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Twins In Mix To Hire Amiel Sawdaye

Oct 24, 2016 7:11 AM

Amiel Sawdaye, currently the vice president of international and amateur scouting for the Boston Red Sox, is weighing a number of options this month.

Peter Gammons reports that Sawdaye is weighing whether to accept an offer to become Boston's general manager or Arizona's assistant general manager.

Sawdaye is also being courted by the Minnesota Twins.

Peter Gammons

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Mike Hazen: Goal In Arizona Is To Win Championship

Oct 18, 2016 7:06 AM

Mike Hazen jumped at the chance to take over the lead in baseball operations with the Arizona Diamondbacks despite working as the general manager of his hometown Boston Red Sox.

Hazen will have the final say with the Diamondbacks, something he never had with the Red Sox.

"There are some great players here, and my job is to help bring this franchise to the next level," Hazen said. "It's an enormous responsibility and we're here to make a commitment to the fans. First and foremost, we're here to win a championship."

The Diamondbacks were searching for someone with a blend of traditional baseball evaluation skills and analytics after firing Dave Stewart a day after the season ended.

Associated Press

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D-Backs Name Mike Hazen New GM

Oct 16, 2016 9:16 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks tapped into the Boston Red Sox organization for their new executive vice president and general manager, naming Mike Hazen to replace Dave Stewart.

"We feel very strongly that we have found the ideal candidate to lead our baseball operations," Arizona managing general partner Ken Kendrick said in a statement. "Mike's reputation throughout the game is impeccable, and his championship experience gives us great confidence in naming him to this position."

Hazen, 40, had been serving as general manager of the Red Sox, but president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has the final say on baseball decisions. As executive vice president and general manager of the Diamondbacks, Hazen will have the authority.


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Diamondbacks Expected To Seek Permission To Speak With Mike Rizzo

Oct 11, 2016 10:08 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks intend to ask the Washington Nationals for permission to speak with Mike Rizzo about their open front office position, according to a report.

The request would come after Washington is done playing in the postseason.

The Diamondbacks reportedly have Rizzo at the top of their list.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals

Ned Colletti May Be GM Candidate For Diamondbacks

Oct 7, 2016 4:27 PM

Ned Colletti is on the Arizona Diamondbacks' list of potential general manager candidates, according to a report.

Colletti, 62, served as general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2005-14 before giving way to current president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

The Dodgers retained Colletti as a senior advisor to team president/CEO Stan Kasten, but he no longer plays a role in the decision-making process when it comes to baseball operations.

J.P. Hoornstra/Southern California News Group

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Diamondbacks Have List Of Five Potential GM Candidates

Oct 6, 2016 5:04 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have compiled a list of five potential general manager candidates heading into the offseason.

Major League Baseball vice president Kim Ng is under consideration, according to the report.

The Diamondbacks are also looking at current assistant general manager Bryan Minniti, farm director Mike Bell, Milwaukee Brewers vice president of scouting Ray Montgomery and former Diamondbacks assistant GM Peter Woodfork.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

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Tony La Russa Remains With Diamondbacks, But Won't Run Baseball Ops

Oct 4, 2016 7:50 AM

Tony La Russa remains with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who fired Dave Stewart and Chip Hale on Monday, but he will no longer run the team's baseball operations department.

The Diamondbacks will hire a new decision-maker, but that person's title has yet to be determined.

CEO Derrick Hall says the new hire will be expected to put greater emphasis on analytics.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

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D-Backs Fire Chip Hale, Dave Stewart

Oct 3, 2016 5:28 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale was fired Monday afternoon along with general manager Dave Stewart, whose team finished 69-93, 22 games out of first place, and missed the playoffs again.

The team announced in a release on Monday that it will discuss an appropriate role for chief baseball officer Tony La Russa in the future.


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