After three months as the Diamondbacks’ interim manager, former Tiger Kirk Gibson has been offered the position on a permanent basis. The deal will reportedly last two years, with a club option for a third.
Steve Gilbert, MLB.com’s Dbacks writer, has the story. It doesn’t sound like Gibby is intent on maintaining the status quo in the desert.
"I told several of our players that if I was back it would be a little different next year. I was serious. It’s about a commitment from, really the whole organization, to what to do to change things. What we’ve gone through is not fun. It’s miserable. It’s not why anyone is here."
Gibson managed the club to a 34-49 finish after he took over for A.J. Hinch last season.