After a disappointing season that saw the Arizona Diamondbacks return to the cellar of the NL West, manager Chip Hale and General Manager Dave Stewart were feeling the heat from the ownership. Today, the ownership made its move, as the team has let Hale and Stewart go from their respective positions within the club, with Tony La Russa's fate yet to be decided.
After making a giant splash in free agency, including the historic signing of Zack Greinke, the Diamondbacks were expected to be contenders in the National League. However, a slow start to the season was never overcome, as the Diamondbacks went 69-93. Despite having a rather potent offense, the pitching never matched it, as the pitching staff recorded a disastrous 890 runs, which equates to a 5.09 ERA, the worst mark in the National League, whereas the offense scored 752 runs, good enough for 5th in the National League.
As of right now, there is currently no word on if anyone else will be fired, but rumors have said that Tony La Russa, the team's Chief Baseball Officer, is being discussed for a potential firing. However, the team could find alternatives to keep La Russa in the organization.
As for the managerial and the general manager positions, it is unclear who the front-runners are, but there could be a chance that recently-released Walt Weiss could step in and take the managerial role.