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  • 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 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 […]
  • Report: D-backs, Montero headed for arbitration

    It looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero have a date Tuesday morning. A court date, that is. According to MLB Trade Rumors, Montero and the D-backs have been unable to come to terms on a salary for the catcher. Montero is supposedly asking for $6.8 million and the D-backs have offered him […]
  • D-backs: It’s better to be lucky and good

    Once upon a time, a time not that long ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks couldn’t catch a break. Bad luck, bad decisions, bad baseball. Just about every guy they kept with an extended contract was a waste of money. Just about every guy they traded blossomed. Brandon Webb happened. A.J. Hinch happened. Manny Ramirez in Dodger […]
  • ESPN MLB insider: Diamondbacks could be a World Series team

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games last season, claiming the NL West crown and pushing the Milwaukee Brewers to five games in the NLDS. With virtually the entire team returning as well as the additions of Trevor Cahill, Craig Breslow, Takashi Saito and Jason Kubel — as well as the development of young players and […]
  • D-backs, Ziegler agree to terms

    According to numerous reports, the Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler. The deal is reported to be worth just under $1.8 million. The veteran was acquired by the Diamondbacks from the Oakland Athletics last July in exchange for 1B/OF Brandon Allen and lefty […]
  • D-Hall, D-backs ‘believe’ in team’s culture

    The D-backs’ brass knew they were witnessing something truly special last year when they saw a team that finished dead last in 2010 — with an abysmal 65-97 record — go on to churn out 94 victories to win the NL West crown. In the midst of the surprising play by a predominantly young D-backs […]
  • Analyst: D-backs’ prospect ready to emerge

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have emerged as one of the richest pitching organizations in the Major Leagues from top to bottom. While their 2012 starting rotation is projected to be one of the best in the National League, it’s their farm system that continues to make headlines and reap national accolades. But this time, the spotlight […]
  • It’s been two years since D-backs released Eric Byrnes

    Two-years ago Arizona said goodbye to Eric Byrnes, his signature throw-and-flips in the outfield and explosive home runs. January 20 marks the anniversary of the release of the centerfielder from the Diamondbacks. Byrnes’ D-backs career started off well, with the outfielder hitting a team-leading 26 home runs in 2006 and leading a playoff push in […]
  • D-backs were in many a pitchers’ duel

    The old Nike commercial featured the tag line, “Chicks dig the long-ball.” And true, everyone likes a home run – when their team is the one who hits it – but there is something to be said for a good old fashioned pitcher’s duel. Bill James of ranked the top 100 pitchers’ duels of […]
  • D-backs’ GM unable to sit back in offseason

    Diamondbacks’ GM Kevin Towers knew he couldn’t take a break this offseason. Though the team won the National League West last season, Towers did not want to fix something that wasn’t broken but instead add more to it. “The world champions came out of this division (NL West) two years ago, so we didn’t want […]

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