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  • Justin Upton left his swing in St. Louis

    Justin Upton was an All-Star, and deservedly so. Hitting .293 at the break with 15 home runs and 46 RBI, the D-backs right fielder was looking every bit the part of franchise player. Then the All-Star break ended, and since then Upton has looked more Eric Byrnes than, well, someone people actually like. The 23-year-old […]
  • Inside the Box: Hudson is one-man army

    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 July 17, 2011: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 1 The Good: D-backs starting pitcher Daniel Hudson was a one-man army in Sunday’s win over the Dodgers. Not only did he throw his […]
  • What should the Arizona Diamondbacks do with Kelly Johnson?

    If you took a quick glance at Kelly Johnson's stats, the 16 home runs he has hit this season jumps off the page and you would think he is having a great season.
  • Inside the Box: Kennedy gets career-high 10 wins

    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 July 16, 2011: Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 2 The Good: Ian Kennedy has had a great season so far, and he got a well-deserved win Saturday night. In his seven innings, […]
  • D-backs not at their best in loss, ready to move forward

    The Arizona Diamondbacks, after not playing since Sunday, were, shall we say, a little rusty Friday night against the Dodgers. “We made mistakes, they made mistakes, but ultimately unable to hold them after Joe [Saunders] got out of the game, and that’s what cost us the game,” D-backs Manager Kirk Gibson said after his team […]
  • Inside the Box: Sloppy D-backs fall in return

    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 July 15, 2011: Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 4 The Good: As has been the case seemingly all season, the Diamondbacks rallied from a 6-0 deficit to get to a point where […]
  • D-backs’ top pick was best player in college baseball

    When the Arizona Diamondbacks selected UCLA’s Trevor Bauer with the third pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft they knew they were getting a somewhat eccentric lefty with great stuff. Well, they also got the guy who has been named the best player in college baseball. Bauer was named the recipient of the 2011 USA […]
  • ESPN insiders says Diamondbacks are looking for cheap bullpen options

    It’s become quite apparent that the Arizona Diamondbacks are in the market for bullpen help. Exactly what type of arm they are looking isn’t quite as clear. ESPN’s Buster Olney did his best to shed some light on the subject Friday via Twitter. Arizona’s pursuit of relief help somewhat impacted by finances. Aren’t in market […]
  • Second half looks promising for Diamondbacks

    Ninety-two games down, 70 to go. The Arizona Diamondbacks begin the unofficial second half of their season just three games back of the NL West-leading Giants, legitimately eyeing a playoff spot for the first time in what seems like forever (it’s really only been a few years). Incidentally enough, the D-backs return to the field […]
  • Veteran starters on the D-backs’ radar

    While much of the talk has been about who the Diamondbacks are looking at to bolster their bullpen, there is some talk about them improving the starting rotation too. According to Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro the Diamondbacks are interested in a host of pitchers, including Ricky Nolasco, James Shields, Wandy Rodriguez and Jeremy Guthrie. […]
  • Jason Isringhausen: Still in the league, a D-backs target

    The Arizona Diamondbacks’ search for bullpen help may take them to New York, where a name most haven’t heard for a while (and even more probably can’t spell) could be a player the D-backs are interested in. Jason Isringhausen, the 38-year-old reliever, is a D-backs target, according to Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro. Isringhausen, who […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks set to outright Juan Miranda

    When the Diamondbacks traded for Juan Miranda last November they did so hoping the 28-year-old could become the every day first baseman the team needed. Swing and a miss, both literally and figuratively. The experiment appears to be coming to a close, though, as Miranda, who has hit just .213 in 174 at bats, will […]
  • D-backs could fix ‘pen by finding a new closer

    J.J. Putz has helped Diamondbacks fans forget about Brandon Lyon, Chad Qualls and Juan Gutierrez. With 21 saves and a 3.12 ERA this season, he has been a big factor in the team’s surprising play. Still, the D-backs find themselves looking for bullpen help, and Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug Franz has the solution to the […]
  • Pitching staff key to Arizona Diamondbacks postseason run

    The Arizona Diamondbacks need more pitchers. Offense is important and can carry a team through a regular season, but pitching wins in October. While the D-backs want to make a trade or two at the deadline, they will need to decide on both their short and long term goals. “I would put relievers as more […]
  • D-backs’ Allen gets the call — finally

    The Diamondbacks first basemen this year have, shall we say, struggled. Juan Miranda, who has garnered most of the playing time, has posted a Chris Burke-like .213 average with seven home runs and 23 RBI. So, really, it should not come as a surprise that the D-backs have recalled first baseman Brandon Allen from Triple-A […]
  • D-backs to target bullpen help, maybe San Diego’s Bell?

    The Diamondbacks would like to make a move. Though they’re just three games back of the first place San Francisco Giants, they understand there is room to improve. Specifically, in the bullpen. “For us, I think the biggest impact we can have on this team is bullpen help,” D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall said […]
  • Diamondbacks would like to trade, but at what cost?

    Derrick Hall knows the Diamondbacks need help if they are to be more than just NL West champions. With holes at third, first, the starting rotation and in the bullpen, there are potentially-helpful players available to the D-backs. But, which players would Arizona, in turn, make available to other teams? Not all of them. Follow […]
  • Diamondbacks are good, but trade could make them great

    Though just three games out of first in the NL West, the Arizona Diamondbacks feel like they could win the division with the roster they have now. So, any deal they make would be with eyes towards a greater goal. “Overall, the group that we have can win and has shown they can win, but […]
  • All-Star Game was fun, doesn’t need to return

    The Arizona Diamondbacks waited a long time to host the MLB All-Star Game, and now that it’s over people may be wondering when it will return to the Valley of the Sun. Not Sports 620 KTAR’s Mark Asher. “It just didn’t have the same feel as I remember the All-Star games having,” Asher said on […]
  • If Upton puts up the numbers he’ll be an All-Star starter

    Justin Upton has been to two All-Star Games in four years, and at just 23 years of age there’s a good chance he’ll attend a few more before his career is done with. But will he ever start in the game? “He’s got to be one of those guys who hits 35-40 home runs and […]

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