Looking for someone to take a place in a team’s front office is crucial as it will say much what they have in store for the coming season. Rumors are swirling that the Arizona Diamondbacks are strong contenders to sign Amiel Sawdaye as assistant general manager.
The Diamondbacks are a strong contender to land the Sawdaye after they signed Mike Hanzen as their general manager. Both Sawdaye and Hanzen had worked together in building the Boston Red Sox to what it is today. Sawdaye was the Red Sox’s Vice President of Amateur and International Scouting while Hanzen was the general manager.
According to overthemonster.com, under Sawdaye the Red Sox farm system became impressive and that is one major reason the Diamondbacks want to hire him. However, since the departure of Hanzen, the Red Sox aim to hire someone from the inside as their next general manager. Sawdaye name has floated as a strong contender for the post.
The Red Sox are counting on their advantage for Sawdaye to choose them though the Diamondbacks are hoping to snag him. But to make things interesting, the Minnesota Twins also is making a run for Sawdaye and offers the GM post.
The Twins are hoping to find someone who could turn things around the bullpen and build the team up for next season. Thus making Sawdaye a hot commodity and sought after person these days.
While in Boston Amiel Sawdaye weighing between Red Sox GM and 'Backs ass't gm, one of his good friends says to watch out for the Twins
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) October 23, 2016
The Diamondbacks are hoping that with Hanzen they would be able to get Sawdaye as well as they would need his ability to rebuild their team. Certainly being an assistant to Hanzen will not give him the spotlight, but Sawdaye’s thoughts on building a team will matter most.
It will be interesting to note which team from the Red Sox, the Diamondbacks, and the Twins will Sawdaye pick. But if Sawdaye lands in one of those teams, baseball will surely move on and hope that they could improve for next season.
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