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  • Weighing in on the Diamondbacks’ off-season

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games last season, taking the NL West title and the Brewers to five games in the NLDS. Kevin Towers was not one to rest on his laurels, though, as the team made plenty of moves over the offseason, each one designed to get the D-backs to the next level. Will […]
  • Diamondbacks may have their first baseman in Goldschmidt

    Looking for a first baseman seemed to be an annual event for the Diamondbacks, at least since Mark Grace retired after the 2003 season. Whether it was Lyle Overbay, Richie Sexson, Greg Colbrunn, Adam LaRoche, Juan Miranda any other of a host of players who gave it a shot, the team has struggled to find […]
  • Newsmakers Week: Kevin Towers joins Doug and Wolf

    The same day that Diamondbacks team president and CEO Derrick Hall joined Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf for the start of their fifth Newsmakers week, General Manager Kevin Towers followed suit. Towers candidly discussed the D-backs philosophy, the importance of employing character guys in their locker room, his proudest offseason moments, reflections from an […]
  • Newsmakers Week: Derrick Hall joins Doug and Wolf

    Doug and Wolf kicked off their 5th Newsmakers Week on Arizona Sports 620 by welcoming Derrick Hall, the president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who joined the boys in studio. Coming off a surprising 2011 campaign that saw the Diamondbacks capture the National League West crown and an offseason that saw them bolster their […]
  • Bauer to the bigs? ESPN insider thinks so

    The Arizona Diamondbacks selected UCLA star Trevor Bauer with the third pick in the 2011 MLB draft, and many figured the Golden Spikes Award winner would be on the fast track to the majors. Though the righty with the funky windup finished his first pro season with Double-A Mobile, there are some who think he’ll […]
  • Valley woman a finalist for MLB Fan Cave

    So, you think you’re a baseball nut? Trust me, you’ve got nothing on Christy McGaugh of Phoenix. McGaugh is one of 50 finalists for the 2nd edition of the MLB Fan Cave, a 15,000 square foot space in New York’s Greenwich Village which will serve as the nerve center for this experiment for the duration […]
  • D-backs’ Upton: ‘We did nothing but get better’

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won the NL West in 2011 with a roster made up of few stars. After all, for every Justin Upton and Miguel Montero there was a Ryan Roberts and Gerardo Parra. For every Ian Kennedy there was a Josh Collmenter. In short, the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks did not have the look of […]
  • D-backs release 2012 promotional schedule

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 2012 promotional schedule Saturday. The season, which gets underway against the San Francisco Giants on April 6, will be spotted with more than thirty promotional days, featuring bobbleheads, tattoo sleeves, and other promotional items. One of the bobbleheads, sponsored by Arizona Sports 620 features pitcher Ian Kennedy and will be […]
  • Putz says 2011 D-backs epitomized ‘team’

    The 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks were never out of a game. With more come-from-behind victories than anyone else in the majors — by a wide margin — Arizona found new ways to win on what seemed like a nightly basis. That style, while stressful, also showed something about the players that donned Sedona Red. “I think […]
  • D-backs’ Drew working hard to regain health

    Needless to say, this offseason hasn’t been a normal one for Stephen Drew. The Diamondbacks shortstop suffered a nasty broken right ankle in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers last July 20, and ever since has been working hard to get back to playing shape. “It’s been a long offseason,” Drew told Arizona Sports 620’s […]
  • Diamondbacks welcome fans, expectations at FanFest

    The Diamondbacks had FanFest Saturday, just as they did one year ago. The event, which signifies the unofficial start to the season, gives fans a chance to see the players for the first time since the previous year. Last time around, the mood was different. Last time around, the Diamondbacks were coming off a couple […]
  • Roberts, D-Backs won’t change outlook to season

    Ryan Roberts quickly became a fan favorite last season with his clutch hitting, fiery attitude, and “Tatman” nickname. With no new acquisitions at third base, Roberts currently has a secure job at that position, but that hasn’t satisfied him. “I never want to feel established, and I never want to feel like I’ve reached my […]
  • ESPN insider: D-backs have a couple of sleepers

    Every Diamondbacks fan knows the names Upton, Young, Kennedy, Hudson and Montero and Drew. Most know the names Parra, Goldschmidt, Hill and Roberts. But what about Holmberg and Marshall? According to ESPN MLB insider Keith Law, pitchers Evan Marshall and David Holmberg are sleepers to watch for in Arizona. In an ESPN Insider piece, Law […]
  • Paul Goldschmidt: A name to know

    Paul Goldschmidt started the 2011 baseball season wearing the uniform of the Mobile Bay Bears, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. With a glut of players in front of him on the big league roster to start the year (Xavier Nady, Russell Branyan, Juan Miranda), it didn’t look like the D-backs would get any […]
  • Hudson looks to improve in second full Major League season

    Diamondbacks starter Daniel Hudson finished 2011 with a 16- 12 record and 3.49 ERA, making for a solid first full Major League season. Acquired from the White Sox the previous season, Hudson provided the second half of a strong 1-2 punch for the NL West champions. “I definitely had a good first full year in […]
  • D-backs, Breslow avoid arbitration

    The Arizona Diamondbacks and left-handed reliever Craig Breslow avoided arbitration and agreed on a one-year contract worth just under $1.8 million. Breslow, 31, was acquired in December by the Diamondbacks from the Oakland Athletics in the trade that also brought Trevor Cahill to Arizona. Last season Breslow posted a record of 0-2 and a 3.79 […]
  • Insider: D-backs strike with under-the-radar moves

    The defending NL West division champions took large strides improving upon an already stellar lineup and solid starting rotation this offseason. ESPN’s Buster Olney ranked the best under-the-radar moves this winter and a combo of D-backs’ signings landed the fourth spot on the list. Jason Kubel and Joe Saunders: Two years/$15 million and one year/$6 […]
  • D-backs’ Hall not heading West to L.A.

    Buried towards the end of a fantastic story about Derrick Hall and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Yahoo.com was a little nugget about the future of the team’s president and CEO. His approach fosters the culture the United Nations recognized in giving the inaugural Positive Peace Award for a sports team to the Diamondbacks. It’s why […]
  • D-backs, Roberts agree to deal

    Ryan Roberts is one of the most popular players on the Arizona Diamondbacks roster, and now the utility-player-turned-starting-third-baseman will be back with the club for another season. According to CBS Sports baseball insider John Heyman, a deal was struck Tuesday, allowing the team and player to avoid going to arbitration. Ryan roberts settles w/ dbacks […]
  • 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 […]

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