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  • Inside the Box: Collmenter struggles continue

    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 July 1, 2011: Athletics 5, Diamondbacks 4 The Good: Wily Mo Pena was at it again homering in his first at-bat of the game. It was Pena’s fourth home run […]
  • Gibson said Pena must improve to stick with club

    PHOENIX – Wily Mo Pena has been the newest cult hero in Arizona as he has become a home run threat every time he seems to come to the plate. For Pena, a player who has spent the bulk of his career in the Minor Leagues, he craves the opportunity to establish himself as a […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks place J.J. Putz on the disabled list

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced a myriad of roster moves on Friday. One came as a bit of surprise. According to general manager Kevin Towers, the club placed closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow tendinitis. The move is retroactive to June 29. While the move wasn’t expected, it does make […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Justin Upton wants to be in the Home Run Derby

    Major League Baseball named Brewers first basemen Prince Fielder as the National League captain for the Home Run Derby. If Justin Upton reaches base on Monday when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Milwaukee, he’ll likely make his case to the captain for spot in competition. YES , if I am invited to participate in the Home […]
  • Putz funk not affecting standings – yet

    Arizona Diamondback’s closer J.J. Putz has thrown like two different closers this season. An excellent May followed by a poor June has Mark Asher, co-host of Sports 620 KTAR’s Mark Asher wondering what’s up with Putz. “I have major concerns with Putz, because without the back-end of that bullpen, this team’s going nowhere,” Ash said […]
  • D-backs of 2011 look nothing like the 2010 version

    The success of the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks has been highly publicized, and deservedly so. Arizona is currently 45-38 and only two and a half games out of first place in the National League West. It may only be halfway through the year, yet the D-backs are exceeding everyone’s expectations and having a great season. On […]
  • D-backs to face former manager Melvin

    Kirk Gibson and Bob Melvin worked together as bench coach and manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks until Melvin was let go in 2009. Although they did not work as closely together as in years past, the two were reunited this season. Melvin was named a special baseball advisor, while Gibson was the manager of the […]
  • Former Arizona Diamondback levels Harold Reynolds

    Remember Eric Byrnes, the guy who stole earned $30 million over three years from the Arizona Diamondbacks despite playing poorly for the first two and being cut before the third? Yeah, the MLB Network apparently has found his resume — or at least his personality — impressive enough to hire him as an analyst. We’re […]
  • Could Pena be more than a pinch-hitter for D-backs?

    PHOENIX – Wily Mo Pena has started to become the new cult hero in Arizona as a pinch-hitting specialist for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pena since being recalled this month has slugged three home runs including a walk-off home run on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians. Pena has been labeled as a poor defensive player which […]
  • Inside The Box: Duke of giving up hits

    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 29, 2011:
  • D-backs have options to replace Duke in rotation

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks could be looking for a new fifth starter in the near future to replace the struggling Zach Duke. Duke was strong out of the gate compiling a 2.37 ERA in his first three starts only allowing five earned runs in 19 innings of work. However, in his last four starts, […]
  • Upton would do Home Run Derby if named an All-Star

    Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton has hit 13 home runs so far this season, and if he is named to the NL All-Star team he’ll likely hit more. A lot more. On the Diamondbacks radio broadcast Wednesday team president Derrick Hall said he hopes Upton, who has a legitimate case to be an All-Star, makes […]
  • Arizona, MLB ready to battle heat for All-Star festivities

    PHOENIX – For this year’s All-Star game in Phoenix, managing the extreme Arizona heat may be the biggest challenge. The Arizona Diamondbacks, along with MLB, are taking steps to limit the problems caused by the heat according to the Sporting News. The clear subtext of the event this year will be to beat the heat, […]
  • Will Wily Mo Pena be around for the long haul with the Arizona Diamondbacks?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks mantra this season should be ‘live in the moment.’ Between their unexpected rise towards the top of the National League West and their plethora of come from behind victories, you never know what to expect with this club. That mindset also applies to the franchise’s approach to Wily Mo Pena’s future in […]
  • Putz’s struggles don’t worry Towers

    J.J. Putz began the 2011 baseball season with two perfect months. The closer was 16 for 16 in save opportunities in April and May and did not blow a save until June 1. In June, Putz is just five for nine in save opportunities and many Diamondbacks fans are beginning to wonder what has happened […]