Arizona Diamondbacks Set a New Record, Hire a New GM

Jordan SingerContributor ISeptember 22, 2010

PHOENIX - JULY 03:  Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the Major League Baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on July 3, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have set a new record in a category to be embarrassed about, meanwhile introducing a new general manager.

The 2001 Milwaukee Brewers had set a record to forget about. They set the season strikeout record the year the Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series.

Now, the Arizona Diamondbacks have broken the 1,399 strikeouts carried for several years with a standing season total of 1,403.

Adam LaRoche was the record-passing strikeout, making it number 1,400.

The Diamondbacks' leaders in strikeouts are Mark Reynolds (202), LaRoche (157), Justin Upton (152), Chris Young (134), and Kelly Johnson (133).

D-Backs hire new GM

The looming Arizona Diamondbacks fired their manager, A.J. Hinch, and general manager, Josh Byrnes, midseason when they were playing ball below their projected season outcome. Arizona looked to Kirk Gibson and Jerry DiPoto as their interim manager and GM.

Now, the Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced a new GM in Kevin Towers.

Towers led the Padres into this season before being fired in favor of Jed Hoyer. Towers had constructed the in-and-out first place team.

Towers looks to bring the organization back to life, building their structure around young star Justin Upton, power-hitting Mark Reynolds, and young pitcher Daniel Hudson.

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