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  • ASU coach Todd Graham delivers ceremonial first pitch strike

    He promised he was going to throw a fastball. ASU head coach Todd Graham delivered, as promised. “I smoked one in there. I was pretty exicted,” he said following his ceremonial first pitch prior to the Diamondbacks 2012 Opening Day. Follow @CraigAZSports
  • D-backs’ Kendrick willing to spend to ensure team’s success

    The Diamondbacks’ Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick has shown he’s more than willing to open his checkbook to ensure the long-term success of his club. This offseason, the D-backs went over budget to sign a couple of key players in their quest to defend the NL West crown. Kendrick told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and […]
  • Arizona Sports 620’s MLB Predictions

    The 2012 MLB season is here! Well, technically it was here last week when the A’s and Mariners opened up America’s Favorite Pastime in Tokyo, but we, as steadfast traditionalists and unabashed patriots, chose not to acknowledge that. Members of Arizona Sports 620’s staff (and a few outside the staff) were asked to give their […]
  • Grialou’s D-backs notebook: Opening Day, ceremonial first pitch

    It is the first of 162 and the first of 81 at Chase Field. “It is another game but it is special,” said manager Kirk Gibson about Opening Day. “We want to pick up where we left off last year,” he continued. “We want to finish what we started last year.” The start to this […]
  • D-backs’ Putz has no worries with relievers’ roles, strength

    The Diamondbacks had the luxury of mixing up the strong starting rotation this offseason, and were even more fortunate to obtain players to strengthen the bullpen. Closer J.J. Putz is confident the pitching staff, specifically the relievers, is ready to do their jobs. “I think we’ll be just fine out there. Guys have their roles […]
  • Ian Kennedy to join exclusive Diamondbacks club

    Randy Johnson did it six times. Brandon Webb four times. Ian Kennedy is about to do for a second time. The Diamondbacks right-hander will become only the third pitcher in franchise history to make multiple Opening Day starts. That happens when he steps up on the mound Friday and delivers the baseball to officially start […]
  • Tim Lincecum has had his struggles against D-backs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are about embark on a new season with the goal to defend the National League West title, and they’ll do so by facing off against division rival San Francisco. Ace Tim Lincecum is scheduled to start for the Giants on Friday, coming off an excelling year. Last year, Lincecum had a 2.74 […]
  • 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 […]

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