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  • 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 […]
  • Joe Saunders re-signs with D-backs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have re-signed left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders to a one-year contract, just a month after the veteran had rejected a two-year deal from the team and the Diamondbacks non-tendered him. Reports indicate the deal is worth around $6 million. Saunders enjoyed a good 2011 season for the National League West champions, going 12-13 […]
  • Two D-backs prospects rank among top RHP

    It’s no wonder the Diamondbacks’ brass is turning to their elite farm system in search of their fifth starter. Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com highlighted the top 10 right-handed pitching prospects and two D-backs’ hurlers made the coveted list. According to MLB.com, former UCLA phenom Trevor Bauer was chosen fourth-best among the up-and-coming right-handers. 4. Trevor […]
  • D-backs to look internally for fifth starter

    It appears the Arizona Diamondbacks’ youth movement starts now. The D-backs may have lost out on veteran hurler Bartolo Colon but don’t expect the club to continue scouring the free agent market for their fifth starter. Arizona Sports 620’s John Gambadoro tweeted: Expect Dbacks to stop looking at free agent pitchers and go internally for […]
  • Colon turns down D-backs offer; will sign with A’s

    The search for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ fifth starting pitcher continues. According to Bob Nightengale, Bartolo Colon will pursue other avenues, despite interest from the D-backs. Bartolo Colon informed the #dbacks that he is going another direction, passing on their offer #mlb Colon agreed to a one-year deal with the Oakland Athletics, which is believed to […]
  • Diamondbacks interested in Bartolo Colon?

    Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson, Trevor Cahill and Josh Collmenter will likely fill out the top four spots in the Arizona Diamondbacks starting rotation, and that’s all well and good. It’s the fifth spot, though, that is undecided, and while the team will likely promote Trevor Bauer or Tyler Skaggs to the Majors at some point […]
  • D-backs’ system loaded with arms

    The Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2011 resurgence that saw them win the National League West crown was certainly fueled in large part by their pitching, and the future is bright in the arms department according to one website. Scout.com released their list of the Top 100 Minor League Prospects, and the Diamondbacks have three pitchers– Tyler Skaggs, […]
  • Kevin Towers credited for helping D-backs win now

    Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers was ranked 3rd among five GMs who helped their teams win during the offseason by ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Bowden, who has 15 years of experience in the front office as senior vice president and GM for the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, credited Towers for his acquisitions of three pitchers […]
  • D-backs’ Derrick Hall receives healthy results from PSA test

    Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall announced on his Twitter on Jan. 9 that he is nearly cancer free. “Terrific news tonight. My important post-op PSA test showed less than 0.1 and basically cancer free. Will check every three months now!” The prostate-specific antigen exam measures how much PSA is in the blood, which […]
  • D-backs’ GM: Gibson mirroring MLB’s best

    It’s no secret how quickly “Gibby Fever” spread throughout the desert and, more importantly, the Diamondbacks clubhouse. Kirk Gibson brought a sense of purpose, discipline and intensity to a young D-backs team last Spring Training and the troops bought into what their manager was preaching. The fiery and tenacious skipper led the D-backs to a […]
  • Top 25 AZ Sports Stories of 2011: #1 Diamondbacks win NL West

    The staff of ArizonaSports.com has compiled their list of the top 25 Arizona sports stories of the year 2011. We’ll be unveiling them over the next couple of weeks all leading up to the top story of 2011. With two consecutive last place finishes, seemingly little talent and a manager in his first full season […]
  • ESPN Insider: Ranks D-backs outfield as best in MLB

    Earlier in the week, ESPN’s Buster Olney wrote a pair of stories rating the Arizona Diamondbacks ” target=”new”>bullpen as fifth best in Major League Baseball. Olney has now ranked the
  • ESPN Insider: Ranks D-Backs rotation and bullpen fifth best

    Major League Baseball’s hot stove may be settling to a simmer, but the great debate rages on regarding which team’s starting rotation and bullpen reigns supreme. ESPN’s Buster Olney put together a pair of stories, with ” target=”new”> starting rotations. He submitted both lists to the Twittersphere and garnered a flood of impassioned responses from […]
  • A look back: Radio calls from memorable D-backs season

    To say the 2011 season was a memorable one for the Arizona Diamondbacks would be an understatement. Picked by many to finish at the bottom of the NL West, the D-backs won 94 games — many in comeback fashion — to take the division and push the Milwaukee Brewers to five games in the NLDS. […]
  • D-backs sign OF Jason Kubel

    The Arizona Diamondbacks continued their roster tweaking on Monday, signing free agent outfielder Jason Kubel to a two- year contract. Kubel, is a 29-year-old left-handed hitter, who has spent his entire career with the Minnesota Twins who drafted him in the 12th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Last season, Kubel hit .273 with 12 […]
  • Is new Diamondback Cahill a Webb clone?

    Nobody is saying new D-back Trevor Cahill is the next Brandon Webb. Because, after all, that would mean the 23-year-old starts 199 games for his new team, posting a record of 87-62 with a 3.27 ERA. Oh, and a Cy Young award, too. However, the right-hander is drawing comparisons to the former D-backs ace because […]
  • Report: D-backs non-tender Saunders, Owings

    PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondback pitchers Joe Saunders and Micah Owings may have thrown their last pitches for the organization. According to MLB Trade Rumors, the team non-tendered both pitchers Monday making them free agents. It is believed that the organization will still try to re-sign both, but they will now be competing with the rest […]
  • D-backs add to bullpen depth with Saito

    According to numerous reports on Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran right-handed reliever Takashi Saito to a one-year contract. Saito spent 2011 with the Milwaukee Brewers, and pitched in 30 games, posting a 4-2 record with an ERA of 2.03. The 41-year-old has pitched six seasons in the big leagues after a distinguished career […]
  • Diamondbacks re-sign Lyle Overbay

    The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with free agent first baseman Lyle Overbay on a one-year contract. Overbay, originally an 18th-round draft pick of the Diamondbacks in 1999, made his way back to the team in the middle of the 2011 campaign after being waived by the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the D-backs, Overbay appeared in […]
  • D-backs acquire Cahill, Breslow from Athletics

    Arizona Sports 620’s John Gambadoro broke the story Friday morning, and late Friday afternoon, it became official. The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired right-handed pitcher Trevor Cahill, lefty reliever Craig Breslow and cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for young right- handed prospect Jarrod Parker, outfielder Collin Cowgill and right-handed reliever Ryan Cook. Cahill […]

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