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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 […]