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  • Fielder, Gonzalez turn boos into cheers from Arizona fans

    PHOENIX – It may have taken Prince Fielder and Adrian Gonzalez two days, but in the end they learned how to get Arizona Diamondback fans behind them. Both Gonzalez and Fielder were on the wrong end of loud boooos on Monday night and during the day on Tuesday. While it was for different reasons — […]
  • Justin Upton: ‘The fans were supportive, I can’t complain about that’

    Justin Upton wanted to be in the Home Run Derby. Arizona Diamondbacks fans wanted Justin Upton to be in the Home Run Derby. As we all know, Upton was not selected to participate by Prince Fielder, who instead chose Brewers teammate Rickie Weeks. Monday evening, while both Weeks and Fielder took their cuts, the fans […]
  • Montero savors opportunity of a lifetime

    Miguel Montero was one of the final additions to the All-Star lineup, but that doesn’t mean his experience is any less enjoyable. In fact, the Diamondbacks catcher had the opportunity to catch the ceremonial first pitch in Monday’s Home Run Derby, a ball that was thrown by Hall of Famer and MLB Ironman Cal Ripken […]
  • Fan says ‘no way’ to giving up gold ball at Home Run Derby

    For the first time Major League Baseball implemented gold baseballs for the final out of each contestants round during the Home Run Derby. These balls featured a panel with actual 24-karat gold leather crafted by Rawlings and Gold Sport Collectibles. Boston Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez was the first one to put one in the […]
  • All-Stars tweet during Home Run Derby

    The MLB All-Star Home Run Derby is Monday, July 11 at Chase Field in Phoenix. Many of the participants and other All-Stars will be tweeting during the event and ArizonaSports.com is your source for their tweets. What a night for the AL! Congrats to @RobinsonCano and thanks to A-Gon @Joeybats19 @MLB and @StateFarm raised a […]
  • Justin Upton diary of Home Run Derby

    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton may not be participating in the 2011 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby, but he will be tweeting during the event. ArizonaSports.com will post Upton’s tweets. Are they gonna have web gems during the all star break? That kid needs to be on it! #hrderbyless than a minute ago via TweetDeck […]
  • Miguel Montero cancels vacation for All-Star game

    Disneyland and southern California may sound like a perfect midsummer vacation, however the Monteros had to cancel their trip last minute when Miguel was informed Sunday he made the All-Star team. “He called me yesterday and I was ready with my bathing suit and everything for the beach,” Vanessa Montero said. “He said don’t pack […]
  • Ken Kendrick: ‘The Diamondbacks will be a National League team’

    Diamondbacks Managing Partner Ken Kendrick said there has been talk around the MLB league office of balancing the leagues. With 16 teams in the National League and just 14 in the American League, one team is going to have to pick up a designated hitter and switch. It just won’t be the Diamondbacks. “I think […]
  • Heath Bell is a good fit for the Arizona Diamondbacks

    The All-Star break marks the unofficial midway point in the MLB season. The trade deadline may not be until July 31, but it is clear the Diamondbacks will be buyers while the San Diego Padres will likely be sellers. At 49-43, the D-backs are three games out of the division lead and will be trying […]
  • Road to NL West crown goes through Padres and Dodgers

    The Arizona Diamondbacks enter the All-Star break with a 49-43 record, just three games back of the first place Giants. With eyes on their first division crown since 2007, Arizona’s schedule lines up pretty well in the second half of the season. According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, 39 of the team’s final 70 games […]
  • Former Sun Devil hits HR in Futures Game, D-backs’ Goldschmidt struggles

    The XM All-Star Futures Game was represented with players from across the globe at Chase Field on Sunday afternoon as the All-Star Game festivities got started but it was local Arizona ties that really got things going. Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Tyler Skaggs started the game for the U.S. Team and pitched one inning, giving up […]
  • Miguel Montero named to All-Star roster

    Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was named to the All-Star Game roster in place of Placido Polanco of the Philadelphia Phillies, Major League Baseball announced in a press release.
  • Inside the Box: Duke struggles early again

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for July 10, 2011: Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: Ryan Roberts was the offensive spark for the D-backs. His two-run homer in the second was the only scoring the D-backs […]
  • Inside the Box: Johnson slam lifts D-backs

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for July 8, 2011: Diamondbacks 7, Cardinals 6 The Good: Kelly Johnson hit a huge home run, a grand slam that broke a 3-3 tie and put Arizona firmly in command […]
  • Upton focused on winning, not Home Run Derby snub

    PHOENIX – Many were shocked that Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton wasn’t selected to partake in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star festivities next Monday. Upton, who has 15 home runs, admits he would have liked to participate in the contest, but has his eye on getting the Diamondbacks back to the postseason. “To be […]
  • Inside the Box: Saunders rains on Cardinals’ parade

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for July 7, 2011: Diamondbacks 4, Cardinals 1 The Good: Joe Saunders is proving why he is a starter. He locked up his sixth win of the season Thursday by throwing […]
  • Fans to get golden chance at Home Run Derby

    Some lucky fans will take home some baseball bling from the State Farm Home Run Derby on July 11. When a batter is down to their last out in each round, they are thrown baseballs with one golden panel. This year, the gold balls will be wrapped with one leather panel infused with 24-karat gold. […]
  • Gambo: Curt Schilling is a ‘fraud’

    Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling made some strong accusations when he said that the last 20 World Series were won by teams who had players on performance-enhancing drugs. For the record, this would include three teams Schilling played on – the 2001 D-backs, and the 2004 and 2007 Boston Red Sox. The allegation of […]
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks are in the market for a third baseman

    On Thursday Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall made it clear that his team is looking to deal before the trade deadline. But what will they be in the market for? Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro thinks while they’ll be looking to plug holes in the bullpen they also want to add an everyday […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Ian Kennedy doesn’t make All-Star team

    You can retire the #VoteForIan hashtag on Twitter and stop filling out ballots on MLB.com, the Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy won’t be playing in the All-Star game. Well, at least not thanks to the fans in the ‘Final Vote’. Major League Baseball announced Thursday afternoon Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino was the fans choice […]

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