Luis Gonzalez: Nice to join you guys this afternoon.
Newsman33: What do you hope to accomplish in your new role?
Gonzalez: I want to help the younger players develop a winning attitude and help them learn to play the game the old-school way.
djabeck: Just want to say how much my family is glad you are back with the D-backs. With all the coaching changes, any chance we may see you back in a uniform?
Gonzalez: I am glad to be back as well. My plans are to travel to the Minor League cities and spend time with the younger players. Out of uniform, I plan to spend more time in the community, broadcasting and with corporate partners.
alex28girl: I thought you did a great job in the broadcast booth. Have you thought about getting into broadcasting?
Gonzalez: Thank you. Next year I will be filling in on some games, but my main goal is to be around the organization and the players.
erboxer: Will you attend any fall league games?
Gonzalez: Yes, we have some of our players on the Scottsdale Scorpions, so I plan to see them play at some of the games.
pangelo: What school were you attending when you were selected to play professional baseball?
Gonzalez: I attended the University of South Alabama. Ironically, it is in the same city as our Double-A team, the Mobile BayBears.
azeeyore: I enjoyed watching you as a Cub and a Diamondback. How do you instill a work ethic such as yours into the young?
Gonzalez: A lot of times veteran players, with their presence in the clubhouse, make a huge difference in how you can relate to the younger players.
jaysbacks: How big of a role will you have at the 2010 Fantasy Camp?
Gonzalez: I am very excited to be part of my first fantasy camp with the D-backs. I am sure I will get the rookie treatment by some of the veteran guys that have spent a lot of time at the camp. There is still space available, I would love to see you guys out there.
pangelo: Are you going to visit the D-backs every once in a while?
Gonzalez: I am in the office most days at my desk trying to learn the ropes of the front office and learning about the younger players' background.
dabears09: Are you and Kurt Warner friends?
Gonzalez: Yes, Kurt and I are friends and I am a huge fan of his and the Arizona Cardinals.
snakesforthewin: Hey Gonzo, so glad you came back! What do you see in the current team as compared back to when you played with us?
Gonzalez: The teams in the past had a lot of veteran players, the current team has a lot of young up-and-coming stars. The older team had knowledge and age, whereas the younger team has better talent than we had, but is still learning not to make mental mistakes.
skapunklvr: I have an awesome purple No. 20 shirt that I want you to sign so badly! I go to ALL of the games and hope to see you there!
Gonzalez: You can always send your shirt to my attention at the office for me to sign it.
cjs10: Do you live in Arizona full-time?
Gonzalez: Yes, Arizona is my full-time home and has been since I came here in the trade in 1999.
skapunklvr: What is it like to work with Derrick Hall?
Gonzalez: Well, Derrick ... just kidding. It has been awesome. He pretty much lets me express my opinions on different front-office matters and it has really been a lot of fun for me to working here for this past couple of months.
jaysbacks: What is your opinion on maple bats? Do you think they cause more of a hazard than good?
Gonzalez: I am not a big fan of the maple bats. I used ash my whole career. It just seems like the maple bats are the ones that are always flying into the stands.
djabeck: Do you ever get together with some of your old D-backs teammates?
Gonzalez: From time to time I talk to a lot of my former teammates and I am very excited that in 2011, the year of the All-Star Game here at Chase Field, will be the 10-year anniversary of our world championship season.
Gonzalez: Thank you all for taking time out to chat with me for the last half hour. I can't wait for next season and hope you all come out to Chase Field to watch this exciting team.