Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Dodgers left the offensively challenged Diamondbacks with an 11-16 mark, and as such, there’s bound to be speculation over the job security over persons assigned to make sure the Snakes average more than 2 runs per game. Try as he might, The Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro failed to coax words of support from club management.
GM Josh Byrnes didn’t offer much Tuesday when asked for theories about his struggling offense and wouldn’t directly address questions about manager Bob Melvin (above) or hitting coach Rick Schu.
With several hitters off to a terrible start, including Conor Jackson, Chris Young, Chris Snyder and Eric Byrnes, some observers are blaming the coaching staff.
When asked if he were satisfied with the performance of the staff, Byrnes would not answer directly, speaking only in generalities.
“It’s certainly been a problem, and it’s been a part of our story for too long,” Byrnes said. “The offense has not clicked and we’re being thorough and fair in looking at all the reasons for that, everything from how our team is constructed and how it has performed.”