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  • D-backs, Montero agree on one-year deal

    It looked like the Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero were headed for the court room for an arbitration hearing, but that won’t be necessary. The two sides avoided salary arbitration and have agreed on a one-year deal worth $5.9 million according to reports. Montero was seeking $6.8 million, and the Diamondbacks had countered at […]
  • Report: D-backs, Montero headed for arbitration

    It looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero have a date Tuesday morning. A court date, that is. According to MLB Trade Rumors, Montero and the D-backs have been unable to come to terms on a salary for the catcher. Montero is supposedly asking for $6.8 million and the D-backs have offered him […]
  • D-backs: It’s better to be lucky and good

    Once upon a time, a time not that long ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks couldn’t catch a break. Bad luck, bad decisions, bad baseball. Just about every guy they kept with an extended contract was a waste of money. Just about every guy they traded blossomed. Brandon Webb happened. A.J. Hinch happened. Manny Ramirez in Dodger […]
  • ESPN MLB insider: Diamondbacks could be a World Series team

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games last season, claiming the NL West crown and pushing the Milwaukee Brewers to five games in the NLDS. With virtually the entire team returning as well as the additions of Trevor Cahill, Craig Breslow, Takashi Saito and Jason Kubel — as well as the development of young players and […]
  • D-backs, Ziegler agree to terms

    According to numerous reports, the Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler. The deal is reported to be worth just under $1.8 million. The veteran was acquired by the Diamondbacks from the Oakland Athletics last July in exchange for 1B/OF Brandon Allen and lefty […]
  • D-Hall, D-backs ‘believe’ in team’s culture

    The D-backs’ brass knew they were witnessing something truly special last year when they saw a team that finished dead last in 2010 — with an abysmal 65-97 record — go on to churn out 94 victories to win the NL West crown. In the midst of the surprising play by a predominantly young D-backs […]
  • Analyst: D-backs’ prospect ready to emerge

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have emerged as one of the richest pitching organizations in the Major Leagues from top to bottom. While their 2012 starting rotation is projected to be one of the best in the National League, it’s their farm system that continues to make headlines and reap national accolades. But this time, the spotlight […]
  • It’s been two years since D-backs released Eric Byrnes

    Two-years ago Arizona said goodbye to Eric Byrnes, his signature throw-and-flips in the outfield and explosive home runs. January 20 marks the anniversary of the release of the centerfielder from the Diamondbacks. Byrnes’ D-backs career started off well, with the outfielder hitting a team-leading 26 home runs in 2006 and leading a playoff push in […]
  • D-backs were in many a pitchers’ duel

    The old Nike commercial featured the tag line, “Chicks dig the long-ball.” And true, everyone likes a home run – when their team is the one who hits it – but there is something to be said for a good old fashioned pitcher’s duel. Bill James of Grantland.com ranked the top 100 pitchers’ duels of […]
  • D-backs’ GM unable to sit back in offseason

    Diamondbacks’ GM Kevin Towers knew he couldn’t take a break this offseason. Though the team won the National League West last season, Towers did not want to fix something that wasn’t broken but instead add more to it. “The world champions came out of this division (NL West) two years ago, so we didn’t want […]
  • Could D-backs’ Hudson be affected by ’11 workload?

    Daniel Hudson was a main cog in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2011 resurgence that ended with a National League West title. The 24-year-old right hander won 16 games and tied for the team lead in innings pitched with 222, and tossed another 5.1 innings in the NLDS against the Brewers. And that should be reason for […]
  • Surprised Saunders is back? So is he

    Surprise, Joe Saunders is back. In a shocking twist to the D-backs offseason escapades, the club inked the veteran left-hander to a one-year, $6 million contract on Monday — a deal both sides thought would never be reached. After the Diamondbacks acquired Trevor Cahill from the Oakland Athletics this winter, it appeared the team had […]
  • Diamondbacks lead in baseball’s arms race

    Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson and Trevor Cahill. Josh Collmenter and Joe Saunders. Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs and Archie Bradley. Eight pitchers for what will be five spots in a rotation. An embarrassment of riches, anyone? The news broke Tuesday that the D-backs are bringing Saunders back for one more season, a move that is as […]
  • Haren trade looks even better with return of Joe Saunders

    In the wake of the Arizona Diamondbacks re-signing Joe Saunders to a one-year, $6 million deal, D-backs fans seem to be satisfied with their pitching staff. However, when Saunders first came over from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, fans were not pleased with the trade that brought him to Arizona. In July 2010, Arizona […]
  • Former D-back Counsell retiring from baseball

    Craig Counsell, one of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ all-time most beloved players and owner of the funkiest batting stance in team history, is announcing his retirement from baseball, according to Scott Miller of CBS Sports. Counsell, who had spent the last five seasons with Milwaukee, will take a job in the Brewers’ front office as a […]