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  • Inside the Box: Rough welcome to majors for Miley

    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 August 20, 2011: Braves 8, Diamondbacks 1 The Good: At least Miguel Montero remembers how to swing a bat. The D-backs catcher has been one of the only D-backs to […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs hurt by long ball in loss

    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 August 19, 2011: Braves 4, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: Justin Upton had a 2-RBI double in the seventh inning that got Arizona back in the game. Kelly Johnson showed signs […]
  • Upton means most to his team, but is he the MVP?

    There is a stat out there that judges a player by his wins above replacement value, better known as WAR. Essentially, it looks at how much a team would suffer if a player was replaced in the lineup. So, how much better is one guy compared to his backup? By the metric, according to Jayson […]
  • Franz: ‘[Upton] looks like a DH playing right field’

    For all his success at the plate, Justin Upton’s play in right field has been disappointing. Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug Franz told listeners Friday that his play has fallen off over the last few weeks. “Justin Upton…all of a sudden, has anybody noticed in the last few weeks he looks like a DH playing right […]
  • Clutch, thy name is Justin Upton

    Baseball has a flare for the dramatic this season. According to Yahoo Sports, 10 percent of all baseball games have ended with the home team walking off with a win. That’s the highest percentage since 1987, according to research by USA Today. Follow @theAdamGreen
  • Inside the Box: D-backs drop rough night in Philly

    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 August 18, 2011: Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 1 The Good: Paul Goldschmidt showed yet again why he was called up to the majors on Thursday night. His solo home run to […]
  • Justin Upton, best defensive right fielder in baseball?

    We all know about how Justin Upton has improved at the plate, as his numbers there have put him in the MVP conversation. However, according to a report on, it’s Upton’s work with the glove that may win him the award. The tipping point in his favor might be defense. Upton is the best […]
  • Edgar Renteria would be a good fit with the Diamondbacks

    If the Diamondbacks are looking to acquire another shortstop for the stretch run, they could do plenty worse than Cincinnati’s Edgar Renteria. “He’s not great, he’s not going to set the world on fire,” Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug Franz said. “But I like him for a couple of reasons. “He’s not going to get in […]
  • For D-backs, it’s all about the bullpen

    The individual seasons put together by both Justin Upton and Ian Kennedy may be grabbing the headlines, but they may not be the main reason for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ turn from worst to first. According to ESPN, it’s the team’s bullpen that deserves a large share of the credit. The team has reduced its bullpen […]
  • ESPN is noticing the Arizona Diamondbacks

    Not surprisingly, it took a little while for ESPN to catch on to what the Diamondbacks were doing. Pedro Gomez, talking to Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf, said he’s been pushing for the network to look into Arizona for a little while. “We would have our meetings every week and I would just mention […]
  • Diamondbacks’ Derrick Hall: ‘We have been looking’

    It was reported Wednesday that the Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in acquiring Reds shortstop Edgar Renteria. Renteria, of course, would provide depth at a position the D-backs are thin at and a veteran presence for a team hoping to make a playoff run. Asked about the possibility on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf, D-backs […]
  • Success for the Diamondbacks is ‘great for baseball’

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are a great story. The team has made a surprising run to the top of the NL West just one year after occupying the division’s basement and, while people have expected them to fall off by now, they show no signs of slowing down. For a while it seemed nobody outside the […]
  • Gibson, D-backs enjoying the role of underdogs

    PHOENIX – Not much was expected of the Arizona Diamondbacks this season and with the team currently in first place, manager Kirk Gibson would like people to continue doubting his club. “This team, we like people to say we’re not that good. We like them to take us lightly,” said Gibson on the Sports 620 […]
  • Diamondbacks inquire about Edgar Renteria

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have been down a shortstop since Stephen Drew was lost for the season with an injury. The team would like to bring in a player who can share time with Willie Bloomquist at the position, and they appear to have their eyes set on one who would come with World Series experience. […]
  • Good thing D-backs never traded Upton

    Roughly nine months ago Kevin Towers talked about Justin Upton, with conversations centered around possibly trading the talented right fielder. Amazing what time can do. Now, when the D-backs GM speaks of the 23-year-old, there is a different tone — and focus. “The more you watch him the more you watch him on an everyday […]
  • A former MVP sees why Justin Upton is in the discussion for the award

    One former MVP thinks Justin Upton should be in the discussion to win the award this season. That man just happens to be the right fielder’s hitting coach, Don Baylor. When Baylor was hired by the Arizona Diamondbacks last fall the only discussions Upton’s name had been involved in were of the trade variety. With […]
  • D-backs GM Towers quickly turned to Overbay

    When the D-backs began play last Friday they didn’t feel like they needed another first baseman. Sure, they would have liked to have had better options at the position, but they felt fairly content with Xavier Nady and Paul Goldschmidt manning the position. Saying Lyle Overbay’s agent had called a couple days earlier asking if […]
  • Inside the Box: Overbay rallies D-backs for comeback win

    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 August 16, 2011: Diamondbacks 3, Phillies 2 The Good: New addition Lyle Overbay made a major impact for the D-backs getting the big 2-RBI triple off Roy Halladay in the […]
  • Diamondbacks in the market for shortstop help

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have been without the services of shortstop Stephen Drew for about a month now and fill-in Willie Bloomquist has done an admirable job, but the team is still looking for another option. Dbacks will also look at backup shortstop thorugh waiver wire trade looking for insurance for Willie Bloomquist.less than […]
  • D-backs interested in Wandy Rodriguez, but deal unlikely

    PHOENIX – With Jason Marquis most likely done for the season with a fractured fibula, the Arizona Diamondbacks are once again looking for a starting pitcher to fill out the back end of their rotation. According to Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro, Arizona is looking into Houston Astros’ starter Wandy Rodriguez. Arizona does have interest […]

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