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  • 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 […]
  • Justin Upton, Daniel Hudson win Silver Slugger awards

    The Diamondbacks keep collecting post-season hardware. Gerardo Parra won a Gold Glove Tuesday night, and Wednesday both Justin Upton and Daniel Hudson collected Silver Slugger awards, which are given to the best hitter at each position on the field. It’s the first time either has won the award, and both were deserving. Upton, who led […]
  • D-backs Gerardo Parra wins Gold Glove award

    PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks’ outfielder Gerardo Parra has been named the 2011 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipient for National League leftfielder. The award recognizes the best defensive players at their respective positions as voted by Major League Baseball managers and coaches. Parra, 24, is the third D-backs player to win a Gold Glove Award joining […]
  • Analyst believes D-backs have holes to fill in offseason

    PHOENIX – With the 2011 season now firmly in the rear view mirror, the Arizona Diamondbacks will begin to address holes on their roster in the offseason. ESPN analyst Keith Law believes the team can improve their roster in a couple different areas including starting pitching. “I would not want to see them roll Joe […]
  • D-backs pick up some options, see some players become free agents

    The Arizona Diamondbacks made a handful of roster moves Monday, exercising mutual options on Willie Bloomquist and Henry Blanco, while declining options for Zach Duke and Aaron Hill. Bloomquist declined the option, opting instead to become a free agent in hopes of signing a long-term deal with the team. The utility player hit .266 last […]
  • Diamondbacks lose Dipoto to the Angels

    Jerry Dipoto did an excellent job as the Diamondbacks’ interim GM in 2010, orchestrating deals that landed the team Daniel Hudson and Tyler Skaggs, among others. Once Kevin Towers was hired it was only a matter of time before Dipoto would leave the team to run a different organization, and it appears that time has […]
  • Upton named NL All-Star by Sporting News

    The honors continue to pour in for Arizona Diamondbacks’ right fielder Justin Upton, who Thursday was named to the Sporting News National League All- Star team . Upton’s 31 home runs and 88 runs batted in led the Diamondbacks, who won the fifth division title in their 14- year history and lost in the NLCS […]
  • Gibson named Sporting News NL Manager of the Year

    Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson, who just finished his first full season as a big league skipper, was named National League Manager of the Year by Sporting News. Gibson guided the Diamondbacks to a 94-68 record and a NL West championship, just one year after the team lost 97 games. Voting for the award was […]

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