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  • Diamondbacks interested in Dodgers starter

    The Diamondbacks’ search for another starting pitcher may end just a few hundred miles to the West. According to Jim Bowden of, Arizona has been linked to the Dodgers’ Hiroki Kuroda. The 36-year-old Kuroda is 6-11 this year, but his 3.13 ERA and 1.20 WHIP belie his record. All told, he’s actually pitching as […]
  • Enright is right for Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they’ve recalled starting pitcher Barry Enright from Triple-A Reno Tuesday. To make room for the right-hander the D-backs released pitcher Aaron Heilman, who was 4-1 with a 6.88 ERA. Enright, who was in the starting rotation when the season began, went 1-3 with a 6.49 ERA in six starts. However, since […]
  • Why is Justin Upton struggling?

    Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star right fielder Justin Upton is marred in a month long slump. Upton’s average has dropped from .300 on July 1st to .281 on July 19th. His OPS has gone from .892 to .847 in the same timeframe. In June Upton was incredible and he is following it up with his worst month […]
  • Hernandez thriving as closer, will be great as setup man

    When J.J. Putz went on the DL in late June there are some who thought the Diamondbacks would be in trouble. After all, the veteran had stabilized the D-backs bullpen, locking down saves at a rate not seen since 2007 when Jose Valverde was closing games for the D-backs. But then 8th inning man David […]
  • TatMan saves the day again for Diamondbacks

    Josh Collmenter was pitching great, and yet the D-backs seemed ready to waste another one of the rookie’s outings. Collmenter had not allowed a run through six innings, yet the D-backs only led 1-0. With two outs and Chris Young on base, Ryan Roberts stepped to the plate…and hit a two-run home run. “This guy…I […]
  • Enright up, Heilman down — reliever on way out?

    The Diamondbacks need a roster spot with Barry Enright scheduled to be recalled Tuesday. Aaron Heilman has such a spot. Or does he? Heilman, who is 4-1 with a 6.88 ERA in 32 appearances this season, cleaned out his locker following Monday night’s game and left the clubhouse with a large box under his arm. […]
  • Inside the Box: Collmenter baffles Brewers

    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 3, Brewers 0 The Good: Josh Collmenter continued to baffle the Brewers Monday night. He only gave up three hits in his eight innings and kept […]
  • So, looks like the D-backs won the Daniel Hudson trade

    On July 30th, 2010, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox consumated a trade in which Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg heading to the Valley and Edwin Jackson making his way to the Windy City. Not even one full year later, it is obvious who won that trade. Give you a hint: their name rhymes […]
  • J.J. Putz getting closer to returning to mound

    J.J. Putz is getting closer to returning to the mound. On the disabled list since June 29th, Putz threw in a rookie league game Sunday night at Salt River Fields. The closer said things went well. “Threw 17 pitches, threw all my pitches,” he said. “Didn’t have any hesitation, feel great today, so I think […]
  • Hudson is the silver lining to 2010’s dark cloud

    As the saying goes, every dark cloud has a silver lining. At least, that’s what people tell themselves when things aren’t going so well. Whether or not you really believe it to be true, the concept has been alive and well within Valley sports over the last year. “Daniel Hudson is to last year what […]
  • 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. […]

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