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  • D-backs avoid arbitration with Drew and Saunders

    PHOENIX- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that the club has avoided arbitration and agreed to terms with both left-handed starting pitcher Joe Sauders and shortstop Stephen Drew, according to team General Manager Kevin Towers. Saunders, 29, agreed to a one-year contract worth $5.5 million according to Sport 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro. The pitcher finished last […]
  • Gibson looks to change Diamondbacks culture

    It’s amazing how seven letters can change things drastically. Just ask Kirk Gibson. Over the Arizona Diamondbacks offseason he lost the word interim from his title and became the official manager of the team. Losing those seven letters put the pressure of turning around the franchise squarely on his shoulders. The former big leaguer relishes […]
  • Reynolds not bitter about trade to Orioles

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled since their improbable run to the 2007 National League Championship series. After two seasons with 90-plus losses, it became abundantly clear that it was time for change. That change started in the front office with the hiring of general manager Kevin Towers. It didn’t start on the field until Towers […]
  • D-backs accomplish goals at Winter Meetings

    The Arizona Diamondbacks were due for a makeover after back-to-back seasons with more than 90 losses. That process began this week during Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings. General Manager Kevin Towers’ “Extreme Home Team Makeover” included trading Mark Reynolds, finding his replacement at third, signing a closer, and adding two other relievers. After the Winter […]
  • Towers isn’t about winning the press conference

    Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers doesn’t try to ‘win the press conference’. He tries to win on the field. That much was evident in his first big deal since moving to the desert. Many fans weren’t happy about Towers’ decision to deal the power hitting Mark Reynolds. Their reasoning? They only got two relief […]
  • Diamondbacks acquire Zack Duke from Pittsburgh

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they have acquired left-handed pitcher Zach Duke from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later. Duke has been with the Pirates for all five of his Major League seasons after being drafted in the 20th round of the 2001 MLB draft by Pittsburgh. Duke […]