I used to love to watch Matt Williams play.  He had a 17 year career and a 10 year peak of .278 .326 .508 .834 with 300 HR while playing in my opinion (no stats on this one) an excellent 3B.  In 2009 the Dbacks hired him as a base coach and he has been with them since.  

Rizzo was impressed by the way Williams managed the Salt River Rafters to the finals of the Arizona Fall League last year.


I am not making this into a Backman post, only to point out that the chances of losing him as our AAA manager just got dramatically slimmer.