Former Mariners and current Arizona Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin was fired last night/this morning. He will be replaced by former catcher A.J. Hinch, who mainly worked in the front office and has no managing experience.
I liked Melvin the times I was around him. And I thought he was doing a pretty good job in Arizona, but after making the 2007 playoffs, the D'Backs and their fans had some expectations that he simply couldn't live up to. This season Arizona has had to deal with injuries to shortstop Stephen Drew and ace Brandon Webb. The D'Backs were 12-17 this season.