March 1, 2017
In (Restrained) Praise of Dave Stewart
Dave Stewart was in the news recently. As the agent for National League co-home run leader and whiffmeister Chris Carter, he ruminated that his client could play in Japan this season until he wound up signing with the Yankees.
His role as an agent is a return to the business following a two-year gig as general manager of the Diamondbacks, beginning in September 2014 and reporting to chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. His tenure there was ... um ... well... take it away, Keith Law. (For those of you who aren’t ESPN Insiders, the "Time to end the Diamondbacks' reign of error" headline is a good summary.)