Friday, May 8, 2009

Bob Melvin out, A.J. Hinch in?

The what-have-you-done-for-me-lately attitude is no more prevalent than it is in professional sports.

Thursday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Melvin, who was named the N.L. Manager of the Year in 2007. In addition to Melvin, hitting coach Rick Schu was fired and pitching coach Bryan Price resigned.
"Bob has done great things for this organization," General Manager Josh Byrnes said in the statement. "Having worked with him for nearly four years, I have a great deal of respect for his character and skills."
Director of Player Development A.J. Hinch is expected to replace Melvin.

The Diamondbacks are currently 12-17 and 8 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the N.L. West.

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