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  • Derrick Hall expects Diamondbacks to make a trade

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have surprised everybody this season with their on field performance and trade rumors are beginning to swirl. The July 31 trade deadline is fast approaching and the right trade could be just what the D-backs need to pass the San Francisco Giants and win the National League West for the first time […]
  • Is Curt Schilling implying the Arizona Diamondbacks championship is tainted?

    Former major league pitcher and attention monger turned talking head, Curt Schilling, would like you to know no franchise who has won a championship in the last two decades has done it without the help of performance enhancers. “Anybody who ever says performance-enhancing drugs didn’t help players produce offensive numbers is full of crap.” And […]
  • MLB never gets it right

    PHOENIX – I don’t like the Home Run Derby. I don’t watch the Home Run Derby. I don’t care about the Home Run Derby. Yet it still frustrates me to see how Major League Baseball butchered the decision to not put Justin Upton in the Home Run Derby. Look at this bomb Upton hit into […]
  • Inside the Box: Collmenter’s effort wasted

    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 6, 2011: Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 1 The Good: Kelly Johnson led off the game with a home run, his 15th of the year. The homer looked like it could […]
  • Towers surprised, pleased with where D-backs are at

    When Kevin Towers took over as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks he appeared to be facing a fairly steep uphill climb. The Diamondbacks, after all, had lost 189 games over the previous two seasons and really showed little sign of turning things around. Then the season happened. “I did inherit a very good […]
  • Upton focused on World Series, not Home Run Derby

    Arizona sports fans may be upset Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton was not selected to participate in the Home Run Derby, but the 23-year-old right fielder has bigger goals. Growing up I never dreamed of winning the Home Run Derby, but I did dream of winning a World Series and that is where my focus is.less […]
  • Analyst believes Pena must improve to stay with D-backs

    PHOENIX – Wily Mo Pena has burst on the Arizona scene crushing towering home runs in only a limited role. However, an ESPN analyst believes Pena’s time in Arizona could be short-lived if he doesn’t improve on other aspects of his game. “I don’t think he fits in other than as a pinch-hitter now even […]
  • Justin Upton left out of home run derby

    He may be the Diamondbacks’ best player, but the only time you’ll see Justin Upton on the field during the All-Star festivities is during the game itself. Upton, who has hit 13 home runs this season and will represent the D-backs Tuesday night, was not selected by Prince Fielder to take part in the home […]
  • History shows the Arizona Diamondbacks should have more than one All-Star

    As of right now, the Arizona Diamondbacks only have one representative in this year’s All-Star game. A game that will be hosted in their home ballpark, Chase Field. While it isn’t the first time a host city has had one hometown player in the game, it is a rare occurrence. Over the last decade only […]
  • Numbers say D-backs news is hard to find

    There are many ways to judge a team’s popularity. Attendance and merchandise sales are the most common, but nowadays the internet can prove to be a good gauge as well. And, if the numbers are to be believed, people just aren’t that interested in the Arizona Diamondbacks. A report by Beyond the Boxscore says the […]
  • Wily Mo Pena: Crusher of baseballs, derby participant?

    The Diamondbacks’ Wily Mo Pena has crushed five home runs in just 39 at bats. That averages out to nearly one homer in every 8 plate appearances, a rate that would put him at the top of the Major Leagues. Wonder what he could do with a few more at bats? Jeff Passan of […]
  • Inside the Box: Diamondbacks erase 5-run deficit to beat 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 4, 2011: Diamondbacks 8, Brewers 6 The Good: The Diamondbacks offense and their bullpen were the reasons for the victory over the Brewers on this Fourth of July holiday. […]
  • D-backs, Rays team up to push Kennedy, Zobrist

    As the All-Star game roster nears its final draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays have teamed up to get respective pitcher Ian Kennedy and second baseman Ben Zobrist on that roster, according to a press release. Fans are encouraged to vote for both players when they log their votes on, or […]
  • Inside the Box: Kennedy has rough day at the office

    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 3, 2011: Athletics 7, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: The D-backs looked to be putting together another late-game rally in the eighth. Though it was cut short, the effort was […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton named to All-Star roster

    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton was named to the 2011 All-Star game roster on Sunday, according to a press release from the D-backs.
  • Inside the Box: Collmenter struggles continue

    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 1, 2011: Athletics 5, Diamondbacks 4 The Good: Wily Mo Pena was at it again homering in his first at-bat of the game. It was Pena’s fourth home run […]
  • Gibson said Pena must improve to stick with club

    PHOENIX – Wily Mo Pena has been the newest cult hero in Arizona as he has become a home run threat every time he seems to come to the plate. For Pena, a player who has spent the bulk of his career in the Minor Leagues, he craves the opportunity to establish himself as a […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks place J.J. Putz on the disabled list

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced a myriad of roster moves on Friday. One came as a bit of surprise. According to general manager Kevin Towers, the club placed closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow tendinitis. The move is retroactive to June 29. While the move wasn’t expected, it does make […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Justin Upton wants to be in the Home Run Derby

    Major League Baseball named Brewers first basemen Prince Fielder as the National League captain for the Home Run Derby. If Justin Upton reaches base on Monday when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Milwaukee, he’ll likely make his case to the captain for spot in competition. YES , if I am invited to participate in the Home […]
  • Putz funk not affecting standings – yet

    Arizona Diamondback’s closer J.J. Putz has thrown like two different closers this season. An excellent May followed by a poor June has Mark Asher, co-host of Sports 620 KTAR’s Mark Asher wondering what’s up with Putz. “I have major concerns with Putz, because without the back-end of that bullpen, this team’s going nowhere,” Ash said […]

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