The Arizona Diamondbacks put together a good season not that long ago, but the tides have changed and it may come time for a managerial switch in the desert.
Kirk Gibson has lead the Diamondbacks through a lot but the wins aren’t piling up the way the front office would like to see them doing so, which may result in Gibson being fired after the season is over.
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Diamondbacks skipper may find himself out of a job soon if the losing ways continue, although there’s no signs that Gibson’s firing is imminent.
Gibson is on the list of managers who could possibly be fired after the season. If he is, it would be Tony La Russa’s first big decision in Arizona. There’s be a lot of speculation about Joe McEwing, a third base coach with the White Sox, or Mike Aldrete, the bench coach for the Cardinals. GM Kevin Towers would also likely to have a say.
There’s not a whole lot of writing on the wall, but this final stretch of the season will be critical in determining how safe Gibson’s job is. It could also be that Tony La Russa wants to get his own guy in the job, meaning Gibson could win out and still lose his job.
It’s going to be a rough stretch for Arizona but the team will be playing for Gibson’s job the rest of the way through the season.
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