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FutureBacks Exclusive: GM Josh Byrnes

Talk about hitting the ground running. When Josh Byrnes was named the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks back in October he walked into the office with a list of things to do. Tops among them, trade his #1 starter, Javier Vazquez, and sign his #1 draft choice, Justin Upton.

He walked into an organization one season removed from a 111 loss campaign, into a city that still had a 2001 World Series Championship on its mind, and into a ballpark that had just undergone an identity crisis.  He had too many corner infielders and not enough center fielders, too many young outfielders and not enough veteran leadership in the bullpen.  He had two young catchers, but not... Recommended Stories

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