"You have to like the potential. This is a guy who has 30-plus home runs in two seasons. You have to like that kind of player. And he's a young player, so we should not be the ones to miss out on his potential."
- Dave Stewart on Mark Trumbo
The Arizona Diamondbacks relieved manager Kirk Gibson of his duties on Sept. 26, three games before the team's disastrous 2014 season came to a close. Since then, the team has been on the search for a replacement. Many candidates have emerged, and it's tough to keep track of them all.
The D-backs received permission to talk to Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar, bringing the list of candidates to fill their vacant managing job to 11, and it appears they are not planning any further additions, though, that could always change.
On the surface, new Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart's comments on Monday seemed a little odd. He said the team needs a frontline starting pitcher, but then immediately added the team probably can't afford one in free agency nor does he want to give up the young players it would take to trade for one. Stewart wasn't telling people what they wanted to hear when he said that — or when he said he didn't envision a great deal of turnover on the roster — but he might have been charting a course that makes the most sense given the Diamondbacks' circumstances.
Dave Stewart has some news for anyone who believes Mark Trumbo is a better fit in the American League. Trumbo isn't going nowhere, except maybe to a different corner of the outfield.
One out away from absorbing a shutout defeat Saturday, the Giants instead left the nation's capital one victory away from reaching the National League Championship Series.
Not the greatest day for D'backs fans.....