"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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