By Chris HrabeBy Chris Hrabe

Arizona Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart spoke with Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic on Tuesday, regarding free agent starter James Shields. Stewart made some waves regarding his comments on Shields and the Diamondbacks organization in the piece, saying:

“I think James is a throwback guy by the way he goes about his business and the innings he pitches,” Stewart said. “I think the fact that Tony (La Russa) is here and that we have more baseball people – he probably sees us as a true baseball team vs. some of the other teams out here that are geared more toward analytics and those type of things.”

Today, I spoke with Tony La Russa for tonight’s Cardinals Hot Stove League Show (7-9pm on KMOX 1120AM) and he addressed Stewart’s comments, and the Diamondbacks philosophy. Audio below:

Hear the full interview tonight on the Cardinals Hot Stove League Show, 7-9pm on KMOX 1120AM, or

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