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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Diamondbacks fire manager Chip Hale, GM Dave Stewart 10.04.16 at 8:07 am ET
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Good morning, here’s your Tuesday Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB wild card playoff: Orioles at Blue Jays, 8 p.m. (TBS)
WNBA playoffs: Sparks at Sky, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
NBA preseason: Knicks at Rockets, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA preseason: Clippers at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL preseason: Sabres vs. Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (OLN)

MONDAY’S RESULTS:
NFL: Vikings 24, Giants 10

AROUND THE WEB:

Chip Hale is out as Diamondbacks manager. (Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)

Chip Hale is out as Diamondbacks manager. (Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)

— After finishing the season close to the basement, the Diamondbacks have cleaned house.

Arizona fired manager Chip Hale and general manager Dave Stewart on Monday afternoon after the team finished the season with a dismal 69-93 record.

“We are very grateful to Dave and Chip, who are widely respected throughout the game of baseball,” Arizona managing general partner Ken Kendrick said in a statement. “Ultimately, the results have not been what we had hoped, and while that responsibility is shared by all of us, we have decided that a change is necessary.”

Stewart doesn’t seem to be heartbroken over getting axed.

“They may think I’m going to blast people, but I’m not,’’ Stewart told USA Today Sports. “It is what it is. It’s that side of the business. To be honest with you, I’m kind of relieved. Quite frankly, I’ve got better things to do.’’

“I don’t have anything bad to say about Ken Kendrick,” Stewart said. “I’m not mad at this guy. He’s different. I’m different. Really, we were oil and water.”

In a press release on Monday, the team announced it will discuss another role for chief baseball officer Tony La Russa in the future, but Kendrick said La Russa will not be the manager.

— Barry Bonds reportedly has been fired after just one season serving as the Marlins hitting coach.

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Dave Stewart looks forward to ‘perfect challenge’ after being named Diamondbacks GM 09.26.14 at 11:33 am ET
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Former Athletics pitcher Dave Stewart was named the senior vice president and fourth-ever general manager of the Diamondbacks.

Tony La Russa, who became chief baseball officer of the Diamondbacks earlier this year, hired Stewart because of his good track record in baseball. La Russa was Stewart’€™s manager from 1986 through 1992, and also in 1996. The two won three consecutive American League championships from 1988 through 1990 and claimed the World Series title in 1989 over the Giants.

“I’ve known Stew for nearly three decades, and his diverse background includes championships on the field as player and coach, in the front office and in contract negotiations as a player representative,”  La Russa said in a statement Thursday.

Stewart will replace former GM Kevin Towers, a person Stewart served under as a special assistant with the Padres. Stewart also has been a special assistant for the Athletics and was an assistant GM for the Blue Jays. He was a pitching coach for three different big league clubs.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy success as a player and coach and really enjoyed my time representing players, but this is the perfect challenge for me,” Stewart said in a statement. “To try and put together the pieces of a championship team is something I can’t wait to begin and I could not be more excited about doing it with De Jon [Watson] and alongside a Hall of Famer who I respect greatly in Tony.”

Watson will join Stewart with Arizona as senior vice president/baseball operations. Watson had spent the last eight years with the Dodgers, with the last few years as the vice president of player development.

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