The most dysfunctional team in baseball toils in obscurity, but only because no one has ever paid attention to the Diamondbacks. But that could change, because Arizona has become a volatile mix of factors that could boil over anytime.
The problems started with the hiring of A.J. Hinch, a 34-year old ex-catcher who had never managed before, at any level. OK, the problems really started with a terrible team that required a new manager a month into the season, but Hinch’s presence seems to be rubbing some current and former Diamondbacks the wrong way. According to one, “he doesn’t have any credibility between the lines as a manager.”