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  • Kirk Gibson: We’re on a mission…

    In the classic movie The Blues Brothers Dan Aykroyd’s character Elwood Blues tells a bar full of people that he and his brother are ‘on a mission from God‘. On Friday Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told a room full of reporters — admittedly not as much fun as a bunch of inebriated people — […]
  • D-backs sign pitcher to minor league contract

    The Diamondbacks announced Friday they have signed left-handed pitcher Ron Mahay to a minor league contract. Mahay, 39, had a 1-1 record with a 3.44 ERA, eight walks and 25 strikeouts in 41 relief appearances with the Minnesota Twins in spring training last season. Mahay opened last season with Single-A Fort Myers, posting a 1.93 […]
  • Reds come into Chase Field on hot start

    The Arizona Diamondbacks’ home opener on Friday night brings the 5-1 Cincinnati Reds to Chase Field, where they’ve won eight in a row against the home club. The visiting team’s hot start shouldn’t surprise many, though, after their decision to stand pat for the most part over the offseason. Not wanting to upset the chemistry […]
  • Matt Williams says young talent is on the way

    Matt Williams wants to be a manager. “I’d love to manage a ballclub,” he told Rantsports.com in Chicago. “At some point I’d like to get the opportunity to manage a club and see what we can do.” As of now, that opportunity will not come anytime soon with the Diamondbacks. Kirk Gibson is in his […]
  • D-backs pitching decent in first week of season

    The Diamondbacks came into this season without an ace pitcher, instead relying on a collection of solid options to get the job done on the mound. Arizona’s rotation personifies quantity over quality after one cycle through the five-man rotation ended with a win at the Cubs Wednesday and a 2-3 record. None of the starters […]
  • Manager provides insight on plans for Bloomquist after Drew returns

    When news broke that shortstop Stephen Drew would be missing an extended period of time to begin the season, fans were left wondering how the team would perform in his absence. With his replacement, Willie Bloomquist, emerging as a threat at the plate and on the basepaths it’s left many people asking ‘Stephen who?’. With […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs solid in beating sloppy Cubs

    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 April 6, 2011: Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4 The Arizona Diamondbacks had not won a game since the season opener on April 1. Having dropped the first two games of a […]
  • Inside the Box: Missed opportunities cost Diamondbacks versus Cubs

    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 April 5, 2011: Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 5 The Arizona Diamondbacks may have gotten another L in the loss column but the box score reveals some interesting things the team did […]
  • Hemond to throw out Opening Night first pitch

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today Roland Hemond will throw out the ceremonial Opening Night first pitch prior to Friday’s 6:40 p.m. game against the Cincinnati Reds in recognition of him receiving the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year. Hemond, 81, begins his 61st year […]
  • Diamondbacks open season in the cold

    The Diamondbacks opened their 2011 season with a three game series in Colorado against the Rockies. They played two of them. Sunday’s game was postponed due to snow, and upon leaving the cold of Colorado the team headed even further north to Chicago for a series with the Cubs. Uhh, what? “I don’t know if […]
  • First base unsettled for Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks attempted to do away with their strikeout problem over the offseason by making significant changes to their corner spots. The team sent third baseman Mark Reynolds to Baltimore and declined an option on first baseman Adam LaRoche, getting rid of 383 combined strike outs in the process. However, if the 2011 revolving door […]
  • Inside the Box: Diamondbacks stranded against Cubs

    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 April 4, 2011: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 1 There may be more zeros in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ box score from Monday than there were in my limo at prom, but that […]
  • D-backs feature lowest Fan Cost Index for 2011 season

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday that their organization features the lowest Fan Cost Index in the MLB for the fifth consecutive season. The D-backs’ Fan Cost Index for this season is $120.96, more than $70 below the industry average of $197.35. The Fan Cost Index is a representative look at the cost of a family […]
  • Bullpen biggest bright spot in D-backs Opening Day win

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks opened their 2011 season in grand fashion winning a wild 7-6 nail-biter against the Colorado Rockies in 11 innings. There were many positive signs to take away from the D-backs’ perspective. Maybe seeing Ian Kennedy pitch better than All-Star Ubaldo Jimenez or marveling at the power display put on by […]
  • D-backs add Krause as special assistant in scouting, player development

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today they have hired Jerry Krause as Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Scouting & Player Development after serving as the Chicago White Sox’s Director of International Scouting. Krause will evaluate players on all levels, including Major and minor league players, amateur players for the First-Year Player Draft […]
  • Gibson says it’s Juan Miranda’s time

    For pretty much their entire existence the Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled to find a first baseman. From Travis Lee and Erubiel Durazo to Mark Grace, Greg Colbrunn, Tony Clark and Adam LaRoche, the D-backs have gone through 10 different opening day starters at first in 13 years. Number 11 is set to be Juan Miranda, […]
  • Allen still waiting for his chance to shine

    PHOENIX – When Brandon Allen was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in 2009, he was expected to one day become the Diamondbacks starting first baseman. He is still waiting for his chance. Arizona finalized its 25-man roster on Wednesday with Allen being one of the last cuts despite having a solid spring training. He […]
  • At 0-0 it’s time for Diamondbacks to go to work

    The theme was obvious. The Arizona Diamondbacks, following their final tune-up game before the regular season begins, tended to share a similar outlook when it came to judging what Spring Training meant in regards to their season’s prospects. “It doesn’t really matter what happened before [Wednesday], starting Friday it’s a clean slate and everybody’s very […]
  • D-backs shouldn’t expect much from Branyan

    PHOENIX – Maybe the best player for the Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training has been new addition Russell Branyan. One of the team’s biggest holes is first base, so naturally many have gotten excited that Branyan, after swinging such a hot bat, could be the answer at that position or at least used in a […]
  • Diamondbacks finalize 25-man roster

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced a number of roster moves today to complete their 25-man roster prior to Friday’s Opening Day game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver. To complete the Opening Day roster, the D-backs outrighted infielder Tony Abreu to Triple-A Reno and optioned infielder Brandon Allen and right-handed pitcher Esmerling Vasquez to […]

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