chevyman58 wrote:LaRussa must go - he's a laughingstock
Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer
The Arizona Diamondbacks have some major decisions to make on the future of their front office, including a contract option for GM Dave Stewart for 2017 that must be exercised or declined by Aug. 31 and the soon-to-expire contract of "Chief Baseball Officer" Tony La Russa. These decisions should be incredibly easy for an organization that has done nothing but go backward since their hires. The La Russa/Stewart Reign of Error has been as mistake-filled as any front office regime in the last five years, with most of their gaffes becoming public embarrassments to the organization, contributing to the perception around the sport that Arizona's front office is a laughingstock, falling well behind the rest of the industry in its processes and capabilities.
IMO if anyone should lose his job, it should be Keith Law for writing this article. Like any other team, a team is going to go as far and their pitching takes them. No one in baseball saw the collapse of S. Miller coming, Grienke getting hurt, and Corbin not being more effective. For anyone to think those three wouldn't be an effective trio is not clear thinking IMO. Hindsight is always 20/20. I think the D-Backs have a decent team who just happen to be having a bad year..