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"I pull for good people and for people who have earned the right to have this opportunity and I don't think anybody would argue that Chip hasn't earned the right to manage at the big league level. He's done everything you can do -- he's been a tremendous manager in the minor leagues, he's been a very successful bench coach, he's got great leadership and organizational skills, he's a tremendous communicator." - Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price

"He’s been working his whole life for it. He’s ready for it.” - Brad Ziegler on Tuffy Gosewisch

Diamondbacks News

Fellow managers endorse Arizona Diamondbacks' skipper Chip Hale

Cactus League managers and general managers gathered Monday at the Arizona Biltmore to field questions from the media about the years ahead, the winters behind and -- in the case of Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin and Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price -- colleagues of old.

D-Backs manager Chip Hale goes 1 on 1 with Cameron Cox

In a one-on-one interview with 12 News sports anchor Cameron Cox, Hale says his team will "definitely win more than 64 games" this season.

Arizona Diamondbacks 'game-changing' TV deal worth more than $1.5 billion

Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall called the team's new lucrative television deal a financial "game-changer," but he cautioned that it won't effect the way the club spends in the immediate short-term.

Tony La Russa will be 'brokenhearted' if Arizona Diamondbacks do not post winning record

As far as rebuilding projects go, the Arizona Diamondbacks are not one of them.

At least, that's the way chief baseball officer Tony La Russa sees it. Entering his first full season with the club, he said there is no plan in place to forego winning now in order to be competitive in a few years.

Local product Tuffy Gosewisch finally gets his big shot with Diamondbacks

Tuffy Gosewisch is a familiar name for Arizona baseball fans. Following an All-State career at Horizon High School, the catcher played for Arizona State and now, almost 10 years after he was drafted, Gosewisch is positioned to get his first career starting spot for the hometown Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Other Baseball News

MLB commissioner: 154-game schedule not impossible

Here’s why Major League Baseball just adopted rules to speed up play

MLB’s Streaming-Tech Unit Goes Pro

MLB Teams That Have Already Surpassed the Reigning Champion Giants (Apparently it's never too early.)