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  • 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 […]
  • Skaggs surprised he’s still with D-backs

    Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Skaggs received his first win in Spring Training against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, and he didn’t think he’d be around long enough to get one. “Honestly I didn’t expect to be here this long. I didn’t expect to be within 10 days of breaking camp, so I’m just gonna keep my fingers […]
  • Are Miguel Montero’s days as a D-back numbered?

    Back in February, the Arizona Diamondbacks came to terms on a one-year deal with catcher Miguel Montero that helped both sides avoid the arbitration process. That deal, reported to be worth around $5.9 million for the season, also was the result of the two sides failing to agree on terms of a long-term deal to […]
  • Despite line, Gibson happy with Miley’s day

    Despite what the numbers said in the boxscore, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was pleased with how one of his top pitching prospects threw Wednesday. In his longest stint of the spring, left-hander Wade Miley allowed 10 hits and 7 runs in 4.2 innings of work. Six of those runs crossed the plate in the fifth […]
  • ESPN’s Law: Justin Upton MLB’s top player by 2017

    Justin Upton’s ascent from high school phenom to All-Star right fielder has been bumpy at times, but as we enter the 2012 season, the right fielder has firmly established himself as one of baseball’s best young players. Just 24, Upton owns 91 career home runs, 296 RBI and a .277 batting average, along with 62 […]
  • D-backs ace Kennedy enjoys expectations

    The Diamondbacks are expected to contend for the NL West crown, and Ian Kennedy is expected to be every bit the ace he was last season in helping them. Pressure? Perhaps. But Kennedy thrives on it. “I like that, just the expectations on our team, like myself,” Kennedy told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf. […]
  • Kennedy efficient in penultimate spring start

    Diamondbacks number one starter Ian Kennedy looks like he’s ready to start the 2012 campaign where he left off last season. Kennedy threw seven efficient innings, allowing just one earned run and five hits while striking out 4 in a 3-2 Cactus League win over the Chicago Cubs Monday at Salt River Fields. “It was […]
  • New D-back Breslow touts his versatility

    The Diamondbacks acquired pitcher Craig Breslow to help out the bullpen, as the left-handed pitcher comes to town with a career 3.06 ERA. However, while many would figure the 31-year-old to be a left-handed specialist out of the ‘pen, Breslow thinks he can be so much more. “I think, through my career, my splits have […]
  • D-backs’ Collmenter just wants to pitch — a lot

    Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the number three starter in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ rotation, Josh Collmenter. “I wanted to be a part and contribute,” Collmenter told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf about being one of the five starters. “I really liked what we started last year, and just being with those guys in the rotation, […]
  • SI writer unsure D-backs can repeat as NL West champs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are a good team that most have reaching the postseason for the second time in two years. However, it won’t be easy, and as Tom Verducci of the MLB Network and Sports Illustrated points out, it will be tough to hold off San Francisco for the NL West crown. “It seems to […]
  • D-backs’ Gibson announces pitching rotation

    All throughout spring training, there had been speculation and some mystery as to what Arizona Diamondbacks’ manager Kirk Gibson would do concerning his starting pitching rotation. Would it include a youngster like Tyler Skaggs, Patrick Corbin or Trevor Bauer? Would Josh Collmenter, an unlikely hero of the 2011 season, be left out in the cold […]
  • D-backs’ Collmenter continues his improvement

    Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter has been improving as of late. Collmenter pitched a Cactus League-high five innings against the San Diego Padres Sunday. Despite losing 4-3, the right-handed pitcher had his best start so far this spring, giving up only five hits and a spring-low two runs, while walking two and striking out two. […]
  • Gibson ready for players to go the distance

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have 11 games left on the spring schedule and, up to this point, the starters have been getting the nod to leave the game and the ballpark early. But manager Kirk Gibson said that’s about to change. “You know I’m looking and doing my schedules this morning (Sunday), they have to start […]
  • Upton to ‘make it hail in the bleachers’

    Opening Day in Major League Baseball is right around the corner, and some of the game’s biggest stars are making some bold predictions about what they’ll do in the first game of the year. It’s all part of a new commercial that will air on MLB Network, ESPN and MLB.com leading up to Opening Day. […]
  • D-backs shuffle roster; Bauer to Double-A

    There had been some speculation that Trevor Bauer, one of the jewels of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league system, would make the opening day roster. After all, Bauer is seasoned – he pitched three seasons at UCLA – and has enjoyed a productive Cactus League stint, going 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in four appearances. […]

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