It's amazing how a manager goes from a hero to a goat in just two years. In 2007, Melvin was a hero as the Diamondbacks made a surprising run to glory. This year, after a poor start, the same manager could no longer get the job done. Okay, if you say so.
The Team's owner started the proceedings by speaking on local radio and stating that the team had made some mistakes in personnel and in how they pick the bullpen and the players. Then why weren't the people in the front office fired instead of the manager?
While the Diamondbacks have been mired in a team slump for most of the year, Melvin can hardly be blamed for that. He just didn't have the horses he needed to win the race. Not having Webb all season didn't help either. Not signing Randy Johnson didn't help either.
Speaking of not signing Randy Johnson, do you know what this whole deal smells like? It smells like a cost cutting measure. Melvin was expensive. The Fan thinks the bottom line is the bottom line here. And Bob Melvin was the sacrificial lamb...errr...goat.