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  • Could D-backs’ Hudson be affected by ’11 workload?

    Daniel Hudson was a main cog in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2011 resurgence that ended with a National League West title. The 24-year-old right hander won 16 games and tied for the team lead in innings pitched with 222, and tossed another 5.1 innings in the NLDS against the Brewers. And that should be reason for […]
  • Surprised Saunders is back? So is he

    Surprise, Joe Saunders is back. In a shocking twist to the D-backs offseason escapades, the club inked the veteran left-hander to a one-year, $6 million contract on Monday — a deal both sides thought would never be reached. After the Diamondbacks acquired Trevor Cahill from the Oakland Athletics this winter, it appeared the team had […]
  • Diamondbacks lead in baseball’s arms race

    Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson and Trevor Cahill. Josh Collmenter and Joe Saunders. Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs and Archie Bradley. Eight pitchers for what will be five spots in a rotation. An embarrassment of riches, anyone? The news broke Tuesday that the D-backs are bringing Saunders back for one more season, a move that is as […]
  • Haren trade looks even better with return of Joe Saunders

    In the wake of the Arizona Diamondbacks re-signing Joe Saunders to a one-year, $6 million deal, D-backs fans seem to be satisfied with their pitching staff. However, when Saunders first came over from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, fans were not pleased with the trade that brought him to Arizona. In July 2010, Arizona […]
  • 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 highlighted the top 10 right-handed pitching prospects and two D-backs’ hurlers made the coveted list. According to, 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. 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 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 […]

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