Morning Meltdown – Arizona Diamondbacks Edition


For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks from their season in review to their new hire.

"“R.I.P. to the Arizona Diamondbacks season thank God it’s over. It was a disappointing season for  the D-Backs, who finished with a record of 64-98. Injuries plagued them  all season long, which contributed to their lack of success.Star left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin didn’t pitch all year after tearing the UCL in his elbow during his last spring training start before the team headed to Australia to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 25-year-old Corbin underwent Tommy John surgery in April, and the D-Backs front office doesn’t expect him to be back until midway through the 2015 season. Talk about a major blow to the pitching rotation.The Tommy John bug also found its way to  relief pitchers Matt Reynolds and David Hernandez before the season even started. Reynolds is a quality lefty who can get good left-handed batters out and Hernandez is a key in the D-Backs bullpen, occupying the setup role the past two seasons. Look for these two to have bounce-back seasons next year.”"

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"“A.J. Hinch, former Arizona Diamondbacks manager, was hired as the manager of the Astros today.House of Houston reported the story first, click here to read their article.General manager, Jeff Luhnow, is confident he’ll be the man to return Houston to success.“I think A.J. is going to be the manager that’s going to be here when we win the World Series,” Luhnow said.A.J. Hinch was brought in to replace Bo Porter, who was fired Sept. 1 in his second year and replaced on an interim basis by Tom Lawless. The Astros finished 70-92 and fourth in the AL West.Houston has been in a long rebuilding process and hasn’t finished above .500 since going 86-75 in 2008.”"

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