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  • Diamondbacks reportedly pushing hard for Gio Gonzalez

    The Arizona Diamondbacks had one of the best starting rotations in baseball last season, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. In fact, that’s exactly what GM Kevin Towers appears to be trying to do. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the D-backs are pushing hard to complete a trade with the Oakland […]
  • Keith Law: Upton still has ‘another level’

    Keith Law named Justin Upton the top player in baseball under 25, and the baseball insider joined Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf to discuss why. “It wasn’t close,” Law said. “There were really only two candidates; it was him, number two was Andrew McCutchen with the Pirates.” Upton hit 31 home runs, drove in […]
  • Upton named best MLB player 25 or under

    Another “honor” has been bestowed upon Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton. Only this one doesn’t come with any actual trophy. ESPN baseball insider Keith Law unveiled his list of the top 50 MLB players aged 25 or under, and Upton is at the top of it, beating out others like Pittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutchen, […]
  • Bauer, Bradley top D-backs’ prospect list

    Baseball America put out it’s list of the top ten prospects for each MLB franchise, and there’s a decidedly new look atop that list for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Trevor Bauer and Archie Bradley, who were both selected in the 2011 MLB First Year Player Draft last June, are listed as the top two prospects in […]
  • Braun wins NL MVP; Upton finishes 4th

    Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun on Tuesday was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player in a tight vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Braun was first on 20 of the 32 ballots and beat Los Angeles’ Matt Kemp by a margin of 56 points. Kemp garnered 10 first place votes. Arizona […]
  • Larry Bowa: D-backs are ‘ready to roll’

    Former manager and current MLB network analyst, Larry Bowa, spoke with Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Monday and gave his thoughts on where the Diamondbacks are and what to expect from them next season. “I really believe they need to get a starting pitcher,” Bowa said. “It doesn’t have to be a number one […]
  • ESPN insider leaves Kennedy off Cy Young ballot

    Sure, few besides maybe the most die-hard Diamondbacks fan thought Ian Kennedy deserved the NL Cy Young award this year. After all, Los Angeles Dodger Clayton Kershaw led the league in ERA, strikeouts, WHIP and wins. However, most would have figured the D-backs ace, who tied Kershaw with 21 victories, had the best winning percentage […]
  • ESPN MLB insider: D-backs don’t need Bloomquist

    The Diamondbacks made a few moves over the last couple of weeks, agreeing to contracts with John McDonald, Willie Bloomquist and Aaron Hill. Combined with the return of Stephen Drew, it would appear Arizona’s infield will be rather crowded. That fact was not lost on ESPN MLB insider Keith Law, who told Arizona Sports 620’s […]
  • Gibson hopeful Diamondbacks won’t change much

    Kirk Gibson won the NL Manager of the Year award by getting a group of players to seemingly play above their capabilities. Maybe not surprisingly, he’d like to see the team remain mostly unchanged when Spring Training begins in a few months. “Philosophically, what we tried to do, I think we believe that we want […]
  • Kennedy finishes fourth in NL Cy Young

    Arizona Diamondbacks’ right-hander Ian Kennedy finished fourth in the balloting for the National League Cy Young Award, as announced Thursday by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Los Angeles lefty Clayton Kershaw took home the award, while Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Kennedy, in just his second year with […]
  • Kirk Gibson named NL Manager of the Year

    In what comes as a surprise to no one, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson has been named the National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. This marks the second time in team history that the D-backs’ skipper has won the award. Bob Melvin garnered the hardware after leading Arizona to […]
  • D-backs sell Mickolio to Japanese team

    Half of the haul that the Arizona Diamondbacks received in the trade that sent Mark Reynolds to the Baltimore Orioles last winter is now gone. Monday, the D-backs sold right-handed reliever Kam Mickolio to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Nippon Professional Baseball league. Mickolio, the 27-year-old right hander, pitched in 6 games for the […]
  • D-backs, Hill agree on new 2-year deal

    Multiple sources are reporting that the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a new two-year contract with second baseman Aaron Hill. Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the deal is worth $11 million. Hill was acquired in a trade from the Toronto Blue Jays along with John McDonald on August 23rd. The deal sent second […]
  • D-backs GM wants to add talent to roster

    The Arizona Diamondbacks had a pretty successful 2011 season, winning the N.L. West crown, and are currently resting and preparing for 2012. GM Kevin Towers has been hard at work to re-sign players and lock up free agents. So far this season Towers has re-signed John McDonald, Henry Blanco and, most recently, Willie Blooomquist. Towers […]
  • In wake of kidnapping, D-backs GM Towers warns players to be cautious

    In the wake of Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos being kidnapped at gunpoint in Venezuela on Wednesday, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers has warned players to be cautious overseas. Towers was a guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Friday when he talked about the Ramos situation. “I’ve played winter ball for five different years and […]
  • Diamondbacks bring back Willie Bloomquist

    Willie Bloomquist, the first Arizona State Sun Devil to play for the Arizona Diamondbacks, will be back with the team. The 33-year-old Bloomquist reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the team after declining his player’s option, and will make $3.8 million over the life of the contract. While that may seem like a lot […]
  • D-backs ink Jakubauskas to minor league deal

    The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent right handed pitcher Chris Jakubauskas to a minor league contract on Tuesday. Jakubauskas, 32, pitched in 33 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2011, starting 6. He posted a 2-2 record with a 5.72 ERA in 72.1 innings of work. Jakubauskas broke the news himself on Twitter when he […]
  • Hall undergoes successful cancer surgery

    Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall underwent successful surgery to remove his prostate. Doctors announced that the cancer which was diagnosed on September 14th as part of a prostate biopsy, had not spread to other areas and was caught in the early stages. Hall, was named president of the club in September of 2006, […]
  • Gibson, Towers get contract extensions from D-backs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Thursday that they’ve extended the contracts of field manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers. Gibson just completed his first full year as manager of the Diamondbacks, guiding them to a 94-68 record and the team’s fifth National League West title in 14 years. That success came on the […]
  • D-backs come to terms with free agent McDonald

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with infielder John McDonald on a two-year contract. The 37-year old McDonald was acquired in a trade with Toronto on August 23rd, and played 19 regular season games in an Arizona uniform. The veteran hit .169 with 2 runs batted in. McDonald also […]

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