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  • Potential Arizona Diamondbacks wish list

    Despite losing three of their past four series and four of the last six games, the Arizona Diamondbacks are only a half-game out of first place. Arizona is in contention this year and will find themselves in a buyers roll at the trade deadline rather than the role of sellers. The Diamondbacks are in need […]
  • Upton the best player in National League — last week

    To say Justin Upton had a pretty good week would be an understatement. The D-backs’ right fielder collected 16 hits (good for a .552 batting average), seven RBI and one walk-off homer during the seven day stretch, and on Monday he added a National League Player of the Week honor as well. In all Upton […]
  • If D-backs are to contend they’ll need to add a bat

    It is pretty apparent, at this point in the season, that the Arizona Diamondbacks are a pretty good baseball team. Just a half-game behind the San Francisco Giants, the D-backs can conceivably win the NL West — if they make some additions. “It’s becoming more and more apparent that the Diamondbacks, they need a bat, […]
  • Who will play DH for D-backs this week?

    With the Arizona Diamondbacks packing their bags and heading on a six-game road trip to American League ballparks they’ll need a designated hitter. (You know the position that Crash Davis and baseball traditionalists lament about?) On Saturday the club cut infielder Sean Burroughs to make room for a player from the minor leagues who could […]
  • Swinging more is the key to Upton’s success

    Name an offensive statistic and chances are Justin Upton is getting better at it. Not only has the Arizona right fielder increased his batting average from .273 last year to .302 this year, but he has also drastically improved his knowledge of the strike zone. According to a fangraphs.com, the average major league hitter strikes […]
  • Inside the Box: Vasquez blows game in the eighth

    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 June 18, 2011: White Sox 8, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: An eighth inning rally showed the White Sox what the D-backs could do, thought it ended up falling far short […]
  • Inside the Box: Duke only goes five

    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 June 18, 2011: White Sox 6, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: The D-backs showed their offensive potential in the fourth inning on Saturday night. Before the White Sox knew what hit […]
  • Hudson has quite a night in CG win over White Sox

    Daniel Hudson was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Arizona Diamondbacks July 31st, 2010. On June 17, 2011 the righ-hander showed his former team what they are missing out on. “Obviously it was a little bit special, but I didn’t have any different mentality going out there than I have the whole year, […]
  • D-backs close to Giants in standings, not in talent

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have been outscored 36-26 by the San Francisco Giants as the defending World Series champs have taken seven of nine games from team in Sedona Red. Four of the seven losses have been by one run, though, leading many to think that the Diamondbacks, while maybe not being right there with the […]
  • Upton plays better when the games matter

    There are plenty of reasons for Justin Upton’s resurgence this year. Upton, in his fourth full season with the Diamondbacks (fifth overall), is hitting .291 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI for a team that is contending for the NL West crown. And that, he said, is one of the reasons for his good […]
  • Sky’s the limit for Upton

    Justin Upton did something he had never done before in the Diamondbacks 3-2 win over the Giants on Thursday. Upton hit his first career walk-off home run, helping the D-backs avoid a sweep at the hands of the former World Champions. “He is so on fire,” Ron Wolfley said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and […]
  • National writer thinks Gibson is manager of year

    In his first full season as manager, Kirk Gibson is making headlines throughout the league. Spring Training began with people questioning Gibson’s unique style and unparalleled intensity which was on display even during meaningless exhibition games. Although the Diamondbacks are coming off a series loss to the San Francisco Giants, they are six games over […]
  • Kennedy deals, Upton hits walkoff in D-backs win over Giants

    The San Francisco Giants have had the Arizona Diamondbacks number this season. Going into Thursday’s series finale the Giants had beaten the Diamondbacks five straight times and seven out of eight on the season. The D-backs desperately needed a win against the NL West leading Giants and got one thanks to the bat of Justin […]
  • Inside the Box: Upton walk-off avoids the sweep

    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 June 14, 2011: Diamondbacks 3, Giants 2 The Good: Ian Kennedy had a great start for the D-backs. He frustrated the Giants, only allowing four hits and no earned runs […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs fall to Giants 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 June 15, 2011: Giants 5, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: Chris Young and Willie Bloomquist each hit solo homers against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner. Arizona starter Joe Saunders gave the team […]
  • Gibson defends use of Aaron Heilman

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped the opening game of their series against the Giants on Tuesday and much of the talk to come out of that game was manager Kirk Gibson bringing in the struggling Aaron Heilman, who gave up the winning run. “The stubbornness in trying to get Aaron Heilman right may have […]
  • If D-backs are for real they need to beat Giants

    In a season where most people thought the only storyline for the Arizona Diamondbacks would be what young prospects were getting their first taste of the majors, the team has far exceeded expectation. Now the question has become, are they contenders or pretenders? “You saw them in April and they sort of treaded water and […]
  • D-backs attempt to solidify role as contenders

    It may only be June, but the current three-game series between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks is carrying a lot of significance to local fans. “This is the biggest series thus far,” Sports 620 KTAR’s Ron Wolfley said on Doug and Wolf. “Coming into this series, it is a question of will […]
  • Goldschmidt catching Towers’ eye

    Now is certainly an exciting time to be a fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team is currently in a battle for first place with the San Francisco Giants, is coming off a very impressive and promising MLB draft and is getting closer to bringing up some of baseball’s top prospects. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt, […]
  • Derrick Hall wants D-backs in National League

    PHOENIX – It’s been reported this week that MLB is again considering the idea of realignment by moving a National League team to the American League to make an even 15 teams in each league. The Arizona Diamondbacks have been rumored to be one of the teams that could be asked to switch leagues. Team […]

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