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  • Ryan Roberts attributes rise to opportunity

    Teams give out bobbleheads of good players. A Ryan Roberts bobblehead will be given out September 24. Ergo, Ryan Roberts is a good player? Hitting .257 with a career-best 10 home runs to go along with 27 RBI and nine stolen bases, the tattoo-laden infielder has become a fan favorite in the Valley of the […]
  • Upton, Drew among leading vote getters

    While the 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be thrilling to Arizonans regardless of who is playing, the game will certainly be more exciting if there are more Diamondbacks on the roster. It is unclear if Ian Kennedy or J.J. Putz will be named to the roster, because pitchers are not voted upon by […]
  • Could Ian Kennedy be an All-Star?

    The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star game will be at Chase Field and Diamondbacks fans would love to see as many hometown players as possible. Shortstop Stephen Drew, right fielder Justin Upton and closer J.J. Putz are all having tremendous season and could be selected to the Mid-summer Classic, but Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, thinks […]
  • Fans find Roberts and his tattoos worthy of bobblehead

    Somewhere on Monday the maker of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ promotional bobbleheads cringed. That’s because the winner of the ‘Fan Vote’ bobblehead was announced by the club and it’s a player that will keep the company busy. The D-backs announced that fans selected utility man Ryan Roberts to be enshrined in plastic in time for the […]
  • Inside the Box: 6-run fourth wins it for D-backs

    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 10, 2011: Diamondbacks 9, Marlins 5 The Good: Ryan Roberts got things going for the D-backs right off the, well, bat. On a 2-1 count in the top of […]
  • Inside the Box: Saunders struggles in D-backs 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 June 10, 2011: Marlins 6, Diamondbacks 4 The Good: The D-backs struggled early against Anibal Sanchez, but managed to put up a four-spot in the seventh inning. Miguel Montero and […]
  • Collmenter enjoying ride, success with D-backs

    PHOENIX – Josh Collmenter has had quiet an interesting baptism into Major League baseball. Since being recalled, the D-backs rookie has been outstanding compiling a 1.12 ERA and becoming an early candidate for Rookie of the Year along the way. Collmenter debuted out of the bullpen, but has since been moved to the starting rotation […]
  • Kerry Wood unlikely to waive no trade clause

    Although Kerry Wood and his right arm might sound like a perfect fit for the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen, he might not feel like the organization is the right fit for him. As a matter of fact, he might not think any organization, outside of the Chicago Cubs, is an option. Wood, who signed with the […]
  • Putz injury would be devastating for D-backs

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks season spiraled downwards last season when the bullpen fell apart giving away game after game. It might happen again this season if closer J.J. Putz is hurt and headed to the disabled list. Putz was unavailable for the D-backs game against the Pirates on Thursday as set-up man David Hernandez […]
  • Shaw promoted to major leagues

    Right-handed pitcher Bryan Shaw has been promoted from Triple-A Reno, while Left-hander Zach Kroenke has been optioned to Reno, according to D-backs’ Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers. Kroenke is 0-1 with an ERA of 9.00 and has let opponents hit .333 off of him in the four games he has appeared in […]
  • D-backs analyst thinks team needs to add depth

    Many believe the Diamondbacks hot start is a fluke and the team will falter in the summer, but others believe productive trade deadline deals can propel Arizona to the National League West crown. It is no secret that the Diamondbacks would like to add some pitching and some power to their lineup and the team’s […]
  • Inside the Box: Young’s homer good as gold

    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 9, 2011: Diamondbacks 2, Pirates 0 The Good: Pitcher Micah Owings threw two innings out of the bullpen after Josh Collmenter was pulled after just five innings. Joe Paterson […]
  • Archie Bradley set to meet with Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are on the clock. Not to make a pick, but rather to sign one. On Monday the D-backs drafted right-handed high school phenom pitcher Archie Bradley with the seventh pick overall. In most cases the club would have plenty of time to try and sign the highly touted young arm but his […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks and the disappearing bats

    The Diamondbacks’ bullpen has carried the team for most of the season, a key reason for their surge to the top of the NL West. Struggling for the first time since last season (or at least, it seems that way), everyone is quick to point the finger at the relievers for the team’s recent mini-skid. […]
  • Gibson among best new managers

    There have been plenty who are skeptical of Kirk Gibson’s managing style, but no one is questioning the results. In Kirk Gibson’s first full season as manager the Arizona Diamondbacks were expected to struggle like they did last year. Instead, they are right in the middle of the National League West race. Sports Illustrated took […]
  • Might be time to temper expectations with the D-backs

    J.J. Putz recorded saves in his first 16 chances. David Hernandez and Joe Paterson had been lights out in their respective roles. All was good. And then the last week happened. While people may be worrying about what has become of the once-dominant D-backs bullpen — yes, those words were combined to make a sentence […]
  • Bob Melvin leaves D-backs after just three weeks

    Well that was fast. Bob Melvin has already ended his third stint with the Arizona Diamondbacks less than a month after it began. On Thursday morning the Oakland Athletics announced that they had fired their manager Bob Geren and replaced him with Melvin. #Athletics announce today that Bob Geren has been relieved of his duties […]
  • Scouts say D-backs had best draft in MLB

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have made it clear that they need to strengthen their entire pitching staff, especially their bullpen. General Manager Kevin Towers has said that a team can never have too much pitching and this belief system was on display during the 2011 MLB Draft where the Diamondbacks selected four pitchers in the first […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs suffer tough loss

    Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ryan Roberts, left, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Snyder while Snyder attempted to stretch a single during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Pittsburgh. Snyder left the game with lower back pain after the slide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • D-backs bullpen is good but needs to get deeper

    The Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen may have looked like the 2010 version for the first time this season on Tuesday in Pittsburgh but that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic. As a matter of fact, fans still should be celebrating what they’ve accomplished so far this year. “The Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen, dare I say Kevin Towers […]

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