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  • Putz injury would be devastating for D-backs

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks season spiraled downwards last season when the bullpen fell apart giving away game after game. It might happen again this season if closer J.J. Putz is hurt and headed to the disabled list. Putz was unavailable for the D-backs game against the Pirates on Thursday as set-up man David Hernandez […]
  • Shaw promoted to major leagues

    Right-handed pitcher Bryan Shaw has been promoted from Triple-A Reno, while Left-hander Zach Kroenke has been optioned to Reno, according to D-backs’ Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers. Kroenke is 0-1 with an ERA of 9.00 and has let opponents hit .333 off of him in the four games he has appeared in […]
  • D-backs analyst thinks team needs to add depth

    Many believe the Diamondbacks hot start is a fluke and the team will falter in the summer, but others believe productive trade deadline deals can propel Arizona to the National League West crown. It is no secret that the Diamondbacks would like to add some pitching and some power to their lineup and the team’s […]
  • Inside the Box: Young’s homer good as gold

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for June 9, 2011: Diamondbacks 2, Pirates 0 The Good: Pitcher Micah Owings threw two innings out of the bullpen after Josh Collmenter was pulled after just five innings. Joe Paterson […]
  • Archie Bradley set to meet with Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are on the clock. Not to make a pick, but rather to sign one. On Monday the D-backs drafted right-handed high school phenom pitcher Archie Bradley with the seventh pick overall. In most cases the club would have plenty of time to try and sign the highly touted young arm but his […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks and the disappearing bats

    The Diamondbacks’ bullpen has carried the team for most of the season, a key reason for their surge to the top of the NL West. Struggling for the first time since last season (or at least, it seems that way), everyone is quick to point the finger at the relievers for the team’s recent mini-skid. […]
  • Gibson among best new managers

    There have been plenty who are skeptical of Kirk Gibson’s managing style, but no one is questioning the results. In Kirk Gibson’s first full season as manager the Arizona Diamondbacks were expected to struggle like they did last year. Instead, they are right in the middle of the National League West race. Sports Illustrated took […]
  • Might be time to temper expectations with the D-backs

    J.J. Putz recorded saves in his first 16 chances. David Hernandez and Joe Paterson had been lights out in their respective roles. All was good. And then the last week happened. While people may be worrying about what has become of the once-dominant D-backs bullpen — yes, those words were combined to make a sentence […]
  • Bob Melvin leaves D-backs after just three weeks

    Well that was fast. Bob Melvin has already ended his third stint with the Arizona Diamondbacks less than a month after it began. On Thursday morning the Oakland Athletics announced that they had fired their manager Bob Geren and replaced him with Melvin. #Athletics announce today that Bob Geren has been relieved of his duties […]
  • Scouts say D-backs had best draft in MLB

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have made it clear that they need to strengthen their entire pitching staff, especially their bullpen. General Manager Kevin Towers has said that a team can never have too much pitching and this belief system was on display during the 2011 MLB Draft where the Diamondbacks selected four pitchers in the first […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs suffer tough loss

    Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ryan Roberts, left, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Snyder while Snyder attempted to stretch a single during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Pittsburgh. Snyder left the game with lower back pain after the slide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • D-backs bullpen is good but needs to get deeper

    The Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen may have looked like the 2010 version for the first time this season on Tuesday in Pittsburgh but that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic. As a matter of fact, fans still should be celebrating what they’ve accomplished so far this year. “The Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen, dare I say Kevin Towers […]
  • Gibson sticking behind reliever Aaron Heilman

    PHOENIX – Arizona reliever Aaron Heilman has struggled mightily this season for the D-backs, prompting many to suggest the team should release him. Manager Kirk Gibson is not in that camp of thought. “You can’t give up on him. We know he’s got ability, that’s why he’s on our team. Teammates and good teams fight […]
  • D-backs select three players with Arizona ties on final draft day

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks concluded the final day of the 2011 MLB Draft selecting 20 players with three of them having connections to members of the organization. Infielder Jacob Williams (49th round, 1474th overall) is the son of current D-backs third base coach Matt Williams. The elder Williams was a five-time All-Star and four-time […]
  • Towers: We can contend now

    Not many people saw it coming, plenty more still do not believe it, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are playoff contenders and will likely be buyers at the July 31, trade deadline. “The resources are there,” D-backs General Manager Kevin Towers told Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf. “It’s just about making sure we are a […]
  • Towers thinks Bauer is Major League ready

    In what was one of the deepest MLB Drafts of the past few years, the Arizona Diamondbacks came away with a plethora of new pitching talent. It is still unknown as to whether Archie Bradley will sign with the Diamondbacks or play football at the University of Oklahoma, but the D-backs front office is excited […]
  • ESPN analyst thinks Kerry Wood perfect fit for D-backs

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks are believed to be in the market for a reliever that can lock down the seventh inning of games and protect a lead. One ESPN analyst thinks Chicago Cubs’ Kerry Wood would be an excellent addition for the Diamondbacks. “That would be a perfect fit there. It makes more than […]
  • D-backs select 29 players on second draft day

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that they selected an additional 16 pitchers in rounds 2-30 of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft today, according to D-backs’ Director, Scouting Ray Montgomery. The D-backs drafted right-handed pitchers Trevor Bauer and Archie Bradley with the third and seventh picks, respectively, yesterday, as well as left-handed pitcher Andrew […]
  • Throwback Bauer could contribute soon for D-backs

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks first round selection Trevor Bauer could be making an impact for the Major League team sooner than expected. The third overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft believes he can get big-league hitters out. “Confidence-wise I’m sure I can do it. I’m fully confident I can be competitive against Major […]
  • D-backs pick Bauer is different and that’s fine

    Trevor Bauer, who the D-backs picked with the third overall selection in the 2011 MLB Draft, is a little unconventional. From the time he takes the mound each inning and throws his first warmup selection to every pitch he throws, he’s just a little…different. And that’s fine, according to the Sports Interactive crew. “This guy’s […]

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