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-Lavigne43-
10-16-2016, 02:18 PM
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The #Dbacks have named Mike Hazen their Executive Vice President & General Manager.

He's probably going to take Lovullo with him, and perhaps a larger exodus from the front office. The Diamondbacks GM job is the least desirable in baseball, so this shows how small his voice probably was in order to make this 'lateral' move. Frank Wren will probably take over as GM, ughh.

BoSox47
10-17-2016, 11:57 AM
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The #Dbacks have named Mike Hazen their Executive Vice President & General Manager.

He's probably going to take Lovullo with him, and perhaps a larger exodus from the front office. The Diamondbacks GM job is the least desirable in baseball, so this shows how small his voice probably was in order to make this 'lateral' move. Frank Wren will probably take over as GM, ughh.

Obviously the organization is not up to par with the Red Sox, but this is more than a lateral move for Hazen at least in my opinion. As you said he had a small voice here, while in Arizona he will have a larger say in the operations of the team. It will be his choice for the players, coaches etc. Where here DD made many of the decisions that Hazen will be responsible for over there.

RedSoxtober
10-17-2016, 05:47 PM
Hazen’s impact was everywhere – in literally just about every aspect of the Red Sox’ baseball operations over the last 11 years, and particularly the last five after the departure of former GM Theo Epstein. His influence could be felt not just in roster decisions but in staffing from the major league level (Hazen was viewed as a critical draw for the hiring of John Farrell, Torey Lovullo, and Chili Davis) down to the Dominican.

He recognized what it meant to create an organizational culture, reaching out to several player development staffers to congratulate them on the fruits of their labors when a minor leaguer would get called up. Colleagues were in awe of his commitment to the Red Sox and his role as a leader, perhaps most significantly when he addressed all of the team’s minor league players and coaches after Ryan Westmoreland’s diagnosis with a cavernous malformation on his brain stem.

When players arrived in the big leagues, they continued discussions with Hazen that had started two, five, eight years earlier. The same was true of fellow front office members.

In many ways, even as the subordinate to Cherington and then Dombrowski, Hazen had represented the connective tissue of the front office. He offered a familiar presence who’d been enmeshed in contracts, big league roster decisions, player development, scouting, and analytics, all while exhibiting an uncommon, authentic competitive intensity that resonated. His colleagues felt a void upon hearing of his departure.Speier

papipapsmanny
10-17-2016, 10:21 PM
Yeah unfortunately we losing the voice of reason when it comes to prospects and not trading them, DD is going to scare me now even more going forward.

I curious to see how Hazen does and I am curios to see how BC does in Toronto. Toronto could have used someone like BC as they would most likely still have Syndergaard had he been there during that time.

RedSoxtober
10-25-2016, 02:04 PM
DD didn't clean house but it's happening on its own. These are two big losses to the FO.


The Diamondbacks’ new-look front office continued to take shape Monday with the addition of Red Sox executive Amiel Sawdaye, who will become the club’s senior vice president and assistant general manager, a source said Monday night.

Sawdaye, who has been with the Red Sox since 2002, will be the second in command to new General Manager Mike Hazen. The two overlapped in Boston for 11 years.

Sawdaye ran the amateur draft for the Red Sox from 2010 to 2014, during which time the club selected Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Blake Swihart and Matt Barnes, among others. He spent the past two years as vice president of amateur and international scouting.azcentral.com