With the smell of jet fuel still lingering from their trip back from Chicago, Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch had already set in motion his plans for next season. Shortly after returning on Sunday night, Hinch met with third base coach Chip Hale and first base coach Lorenzo Bundy. Each coach was told he would not be returning for the 2010 season. And so began the rebuilding project that will ultimately become the Arizona Diamondbacks. When Hinch took the job on May 7, he inherited a coaching staff from Bob Melvin with the exception of pitching coach and hitting coach. Given the way the Arizona Diamondbacks played this season it was probably inevitable that there would be additional changes to the coaching staff.á After all, it is easier and cheaper to change coaches than it is ...
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