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  • D-backs GM: Only title belongs to Cardinals

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won the NL West in 2011, and that’s all well and good. But now it’s 2012, and what happened last year will have zero impact on the team’s chances to repeat as division champs and advance in the playoffs. “The only title, really, that anybody owns is really the Cardinals,” D-backs GM […]
  • Kirk Gibson hopes the ‘experts’ are right

    With improvements in the starting pitching (Trevor Cahill), bullpen (Craig Breslow) and outfield (Jason Kubel), the Diamondbacks are positioned to not only defend their NL West division title, but perhaps advance deep into the playoffs. In fact, several of baseball’s so-called experts predict the D-backs to represent the National League in the 2012 World Series. […]
  • D-backs end spring with rout of Brewers

    The Arizona Diamondbacks’ bats came alive Wednesday as they pounded out 17 hits on their way to a 14-3 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field. It was a nice way to end the spring, and trust me, the Diamondbacks are glad that the exhibition portion of their schedule is behind them. “We’re all […]
  • ESPN MLB insider: D-backs must keep Montero

    Miguel Montero has emerged as one of baseball’s better catchers, an All-Star who hits in the middle of of the Diamondbacks’ lineup. At 28-years-old, the free agent-to-be is on the precipice of a nice payday, one that could take him out of Arizona. And, as ESPN baseball insider Tim Kurkjian said, that would not be […]
  • Diamondbacks Opening Day roster set

    As per the Diamondbacks: The Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, seven infielders, four outfielders and two catchers. Pitchers (12): Craig Breslow, Trevor Cahill, Josh Collmenter, David Hernandez, Daniel Hudson, Ian Kennedy, Wade Miley, Joe Paterson, J.J. Putz, Joe Saunders, Bryan Shaw and Brad Ziegler. Infielders (7): Willie Bloomquist, Geoff Blum, Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill, […]
  • Nine D-backs questions that need answers

    These days you’ll have a hard time finding anyone who has bad things to say about the Arizona Diamondbacks. From winning the NL West, to getting to the World Series, to Justin Upton winning the MVP, the Diamondbacks are that movie that all the critics are raving about. And that’s what scares me. Half the […]
  • Collmenter finishes spring on high note

    About the only thing bigger than Josh Collmenter’s spring training ERA had been the amount of speculation on his spot in manager Kirk Gibson’s starting rotation. The right-hander, whom Gibson penciled into the third spot, had struggled throughout his five Cactus League outings and had an 0-4 record with a robust ERA of 11.18 to […]
  • Gibson won’t sacrifice aggression to lower outs on bases

    Last season, the Diamondbacks made a huge jump in their amount of stolen bases, which also led them to get caught stealing more often. Manager Kirk Gibson spent the spring teaching players to be smarter on the bases, but he still wants to keep the same mindset as last season. “I think in general, we […]
  • D-backs manager Gibson: ‘Reality of it is nobody knows’

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games and the NL West last season. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson won the 2011 NL Manager of the Year award. And you know what? None of it matters now. “The reality of it is nobody knows who’s going to win, that’s why we play every year,” Gibson told Arizona Sports […]
  • Jules Tompkins wins Arizona Sports’ Big League Dream Job

    Sports fans, at one point in their lives have probably thought to themselves how great it would be to cover a team over the course of a season. Arizona Sports 620 has granted this rare opportunity. Before spring training began, we put out the call for hungry and talented writers who were just looking to […]
  • Gibson happy with Chris Young’s approach for 2012

    Diamondbacks center fielder Chris Young capped off his spring season at Salt River Fields with a home run on Monday against the Cubs and he also put a home run on the board Sunday against the Dodgers. “It felt good,” said Young. “Spring has been a lot of fun this year but it’s time to […]
  • Arizona Sports Face-Off: 2012 Diamondbacks win total

    The Arizona Diamondbacks surprised all of baseball last season by winning 94 games and the NL West. Can they do better this season? That’s the topic of this week’s Arizona Sports Face Off. Vince Marotta: Yes Adam Green: No
  • Corbin’s finale doesn’t diminish outstanding spring

    Of the Diamondbacks’ top pitching prospects, Patrick Corbin entered spring training ranking behind both Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs. Yet, as the team prepares to enter the regular season, Corbin is the one with a chance to make the major league roster. The 22-year-old left-hander wrapped up his spring campaign Monday with what was by […]
  • D-backs’ Gibson updates Drew’s status

    It’s been 257 days since Diamondbacks’ shortstop Stephen Drew broke his right ankle sliding into home plate in a 5- 2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. For as gruesome an injury as it was, hope had been that Drew would be sufficiently healed to start the season with the D-backs. Although the former first-round draft […]
  • Not everyone is a believer in D-backs’ rotation

    With the beginning of the 2012 Major League Baseball season just days away, expect to be inundated with preview and predictions pieces from various media outlets. And yes, if you were wondering, ArizonaSports.com will roll out its boffo season predictions article Friday morning. USA Today’s National League West preview piece hit the world wide web […]
  • Kirk Gibson not changing attitude from 2011

    At the start the 2011 season, the Diamondbacks took on the label “underdog,” but after finishing 94-68 and first in the NL West that’s no longer the case. The 2012 D-backs will be heading into this season with a target on their backs, but don’t tell Manager Kirk Gibson that. “I don’t feel like we […]
  • D-backs’ Collmenter roughed up by Halos

    Heading into the 2012 Major League Baseball season, many believed that Arizona Diamondbacks’ right-hander Josh Collmenter would have to pitch very well during the Cactus League to hold onto a spot in Kirk Gibson’s formidable starting rotation. With the impressive roster of young arms the Diamondbacks have assembled, the pressure to excel appeared to be […]
  • D-backs manager Gibson a procrastinator with his lineup

    One week from Friday Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson will have to post his starting lineup in the clubhouse for real and the odds are…he literally won’t post it until Friday morning. Gibson likes to wait until the last possible moment when setting his lineup, just in case he wakes up in the morning with a […]
  • Williams: Justin Upton coming into his own

    Five-time All-Star third baseman and World Series champion Matt Williams knows a thing or two about superstars in the making. “Matt the Bat” was among the upper echelon tier of players during his tenure in the majors with the San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks. Now serving as the D-backs third base coach, […]
  • Gibson says D-backs are ‘on target’

    With spring training winding down, Arizona Diamondbacks’ skipper Kirk Gibson is pretty careful about what adjectives he’d use to describe what’s happened with his team this March. The reigning National league Manager of the Year was asked if he’d describe this spring as “smooth”. “I’m not going to say that,” Gibson said. “I mean, we’re […]

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