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Houston Astros starting pitcher Corbin Martin throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first ...
Doug Franz

Diving deeper with the D-backs on the trades they made

I talked to different members of the Diamondbacks’ front office tonight. It was made clear to me they never looked at themselves as a typical seller.
3 years ago
The Arizona Diamondbacks from left, Jon Jay, A.J. Pollock, Nick Ahmed celebrate the team's 7-1 win ...
Doug Franz

Facing a daunting September, D-backs need to get hot in August

The Diamondbacks desperately needed their April domination to create a buffer for their collapse in May. They might need the same in August for September.
4 years ago
Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado (13) celebrates in the dugout his home run off Chicago White Sox's...
Doug Franz

Get Manny: For a playoff berth, D-backs need to go after Machado

The Arizona Diamondbacks are wasting time. Every day Manny Machado is in another team's lineup is another day playing a game of chicken the D-backs will lose.
4 years ago
Arizona State's Kimani Lawrence (14), along with Colorado's McKinley Wright IV (25) and Namon Wrigh...
Doug Franz

ASU’s NCAA Tournament resume pokes holes in selection process

If Arizona State is included in the NCAA tournament field, the system is flawed. If ASU is not included in the field, the system is run by hypocrites.
4 years ago
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Doug Franz

Thoughts from Newsmakers Week, Day 3: Majerle and Anderson in studio

GCU coach Dan Majerle, Suns President/CEO Jason Rowley, Suns VP of Basketball Ops James Jones and ASU AD Ray Anderson joined Doug & Wolf on Newsmakers Week.
4 years ago
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Tom Kuebel

Kerwynn Williams plays through pain and brings stability to the offense

Kerwynn Williams provided a bright spot in the Cardinals backfield and helped propel the team to their sixth win of the season by beating the Titans 12-7. 
5 years ago
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Doug Franz

Greinke’s bad Wild Card outing could cost Diamondbacks in NLDS

Despite the team winning Wednesday night, Zack Greinke’s sad performance might have cost the Arizona Diamondbacks the National League Division Series.
5 years ago
If Jared Veldheer (left) and Carson Palmer can step up their performance, the NFC West might be the...
Doug Franz

A struggling NFC West gives the Cardinals a fighting chance

If you think of something that is driving you crazy about the Arizona Cardinals, it’s worse for other teams in the NFC West.
5 years ago
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Doug Franz

D-backs’ Corbin and Lamb could be key as team enters tough stretch

Doug Franz: If Jake Lamb and Patrick Corbin continue to trend upwards, the Arizona Diamondbacks are in the playoffs.
5 years ago
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Doug Franz

Regret and devotion: Can Josh Jackson the person prove himself?

Josh Jackson came in with few red flags before the Suns picked him in the NBA Draft, but his off-the-court issues he must prove are mistakes of the past.
5 years ago
Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan waves to a cheering crowd after Doan became the franchise leader in poi...
Doug Franz

Shane Doan has my vote for president

By Tuesday, there has been no announcement that Shane Doan has taken the role as Coyotes president. It shouldn’t take that long.
5 years ago
Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman (4) throws under pressure from Northwestern linebacker Josep...
Doug Franz

Middle-round draft hopes for the Arizona Cardinals

Starting at four o’clock, rounds two and three begin in the 2017 NFL Draft. General managers make their money today.
5 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas, right, is greeted by teammate David Peralta, left, after hitti...
Doug Franz

Diamondbacks: Prove it, proven or problem

At 6-2 and leading Major League Baseball in wins, the Diamondbacks are one of the best teams in baseball.
5 years ago
The Kansas Jayhawks host the Baylor Bears during an NCAA college basketball game at Allen Fieldhous...
Doug Franz

Home-and-home with Kansas could help elevate ASU to new basketball heights

A series with a program like Kansas has been a rarity in ASU basketball history, but the two future games could give Bobby Hurley's program a boost.
5 years ago
Phoenix Suns' Tyson Chandler, center, and Eric Bledsoe question referee Eric Lewis about a call as ...
Doug Franz

For the Suns at the deadline, it’s about drafting and development

The NBA trade deadline is a vital time for Ryan McDonough because just like players, GMs can choke because they feel like they have to do something.
5 years ago
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) controls the ball against Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knigh...
Doug Franz

Offensive Defense: Valley teams rank poorly in defensive metrics

The winter sports season in Phoenix is an embarrassment of defense. Power play problems? Can’t hit a three? Need an offensive rebound? Come to Phoenix.
5 years ago
Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, left, center Tyson Chandler, middle, and guard Brandon Knight, rig...
Doug Franz

Ryan McDonough, Phoenix Suns must choose wisely

As GM Ryan McDonough decides what to do going forward with potential trades, the results of this season shouldn’t affect any of those decisions.
5 years ago
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Doug Franz

Steve Keim’s tree could grow with the loss of McDonough

When Terry McDonough gets a GM job in the NFL, it will tell you everything you need to know about Steve Keim.
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson (14) makes a touchdown catch as Washington Redskins cor...
Doug Franz

So you’re telling me there’s a chance (for the Cardinals)!

They’re still alive! When you hear “Not Mathematically Eliminated,” what does that really mean?  It means there are still scenarios that keep the Arizona Cardinals in the playoffs.  The Arizona Cardinals were “Logically Eliminated” last week with the loss to Miami because the likelihood of Seattle ending the season 0-3 wasn’t very strong.  Mix in […]
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talks with media members after an NFL football game again...
Doug Franz

Bruce Arians’ lack of accountability is elephant in the room

“There won’t be any coaching changes. Let me make that perfectly clear today.”
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) dives for yardage as Washington Redskins corn...
Doug Franz

The Cardinals are in full must-win mode now

If the Cardinals were not in must-win mode before, they surely are now as their playoff hopes rest on this next game in Miami.
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians talks with media members after an NFL football game again...
Doug Franz

Leading the league in excuses doesn’t win championships for the Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals appear to lead the league in excuses. Here’s what we’ve heard after losses so far this year.
6 years ago
Cardinals second-year tackle D.J. Humphries at Arizona's practice on July 28, 2016. (Adam Green/Ari...
Doug Franz

Franz: Four observations from Cardinals training camp

Thoughts on Chandler Jones, D.J. Humphries and other thoughts from Arizona Cardinals training camp.
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals players and staff meet on the field at University of Phoenix Stadium at the end o...
Doug Franz

At Cards Camp, the south bridge offers best viewing

If you want a quick tip for watching Cards Camp, do not underestimate the beauty of the south bridge.
6 years ago