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KIRK GIBSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tony La Russa has no plans to bring back Kirk Gibson, yet

The USA Today reported on Tuesday morning that the Arizona Diamondbacks’ current plan was to bring back their skipper Kirk Gibson for at least a sixth season in 2015, which if true, would show Arizona’s content with mediocrity. The Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, through a spokesman, called the USA Today’s report inaccurate, though. It’s certainly possible...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa denies that Kirk Gibson’s job is safe

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported Tuesday morning that the Diamondbacks “currently plan to bring back” manager Kirk Gibson next season. But the club’s new chief baseball officer — Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa — is now denying that anything has been decided on the Gibson front. “I just think that at this point, we’re at August 18,” La Russa relayed through...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Gibson will remain manager

According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks plan on having Kirk Gibson as their manager in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring back manager Kirk Gibson for the 2015 season, but Tony La Russa delaying any official announcement. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 19, 2014 The Diamondbacks have not officially announced that they will...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks plan to bring back manager Kirk Gibson in 2015

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)   One day after Tony La Russa stated that the Diamondbacks’ future plans would be revealed soon, it would seem that one major piece of the future seems to have been settled, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports: The #Dbacks currently plan to bring back manager Kirk Gibson for the 2015 season, but Tony La Russa delaying any official announcement...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson’s rumored return shows Arizona is fine with mediocrity

The fate of Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has been uncertain this year, with his team struggling out of the gate and getting enveloped by a cloud of controversy in the face of their “unintentional” methods of retribution against teams who dare plunk their players. Naturally, it looks like Gibson will be back for the Diamondbacks in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks consider bringing back Kirk Gibson

In 2011 the Arizona Diamondbacks won the National League West. Since then the team has been unable to get above the .500 mark and currently finds itself 19 games under for the year. While manager Kirk Gibson could be an obvious one to point fingers at the team is planning to bring him back reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. However he does caution that chief baseball officer Tony...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four MLB managers that should be fired

Baseball is a tough business. And it is not tougher on anyone more than managers. They do not play the game. The players do. But in most cases, if the team struggles, the manager is going to be the one to pay with his job. That's the way it has always been and it will always be the case. Sometimes the ax is deserved. Sometimes it is not. Girardi never should have been fired by...
Via The Flagrant Fan
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson and a history of cowardice

The Arizona Diamondbacks aren’t the only team to hit batters intentionally. They are, however, the only team whose GM publicly decreed before the season even started that they will retaliate, and any pitchers on the roster not willing to “protect” teammates won’t be on the roster very long. So when something like what happened on Saturday night takes place, it’s going to...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks’ manager Kirk Gibson praises Aaron Hill

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Aaron Hill, right, is congratulated by manager Kirk Gibson and Alan Trammell (AP photo/ Lenny Ignelzi) This season has been somewhat of a whirlwind for Aaron Hill who is having a poor season by his standards and had his name involved in trade rumors earlier in the last few months. Even after a slow start to this season he seems revived since the All-Star...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibson: 'I wasn't a disgrace to the uniform; but I was crazy'

PHOENIX -- Arizona manager Kirk Gibson still has a special place in his heart -- and in Comerica Park -- for the Detroit Tigers. He's had Tigers' season tickets since the early 1980s, and he attended playoff games there the last two years.  The fact that former owner Tom Monaghan once called him "a disgrace to the Tiger uniform with his half-beard, half-stubble"...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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