I'd put Santander is center before Diaz, but they would play similarly out there. They would be adequate on most balls, but you lose the range that you would want because they don't have center fielder speed.
Elias pushing for Mountcastle to be a left fielder opens a spot for Stewart at DH......at least until Diaz is promoted. Its a small window that he needs to excel at to win more playing time.
McKenna has an opportunity coming up. Hays is oft injured. And when he goes on the DL McKenna is the next best centerfielder to back up Mullins. It would be good if he showed he can hit in the minors before he gets the call.
There is some talk of Diaz playing CF but his speed is only rated as average.
The only thing I find striking at all is that they're opting not to fund pre and post-game. Though, I wonder what the ratings were on those shows. If they were too low, it may be justified to just have a slightly longer lead in from the broadcast team and a slightly longer post-game banter. I, for one, rarely watched them so I won't miss that component. I like Thorne, but was find with Brown and company this year.
As for everyone else, it's always sad to see people losing jobs, particularly jobs they seem to love (which is the case for several of these guys), but in terms of enjoyment of the broadcast, I'm not all that torn up about it, but I'm sure other's opinions may be different.