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    A study conducted by a Valley economist said that the city of Glendale will be better off financially by keeping the Phoenix Coyotes rather than losing the team. According to the study, the cost of operating a Coyotes- less Jobing.com Arena would total $315.3 million over 20 years, the length of the proposed team purchase […]
  • MLB insider: D-backs not wrong to trade Parker

    Back in December the Arizona Diamondbacks traded pitchers Jarrod Parker and Ryan Cook, as well as outfielder Collin Cowgill for pitchers Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow from the Oakland A’s. It’s no secret that the players of interest in the deal were Cahill and Parker. Parker, at 23-years-old, has had an impressive start with the […]
  • Glendale leader says Coyotes deal will break city

    PHOENIX — The Glendale City Council is on the verge of approving a taxpayer-funded plan to keep the NHL Phoenix Coyotes in the Valley. And that is going to spell bad news for the West Valley city, according to Councilman Phillip Lieberman. The council will vote on the plan Friday morning. It calls for the […]
  • Diamondbacks don’t expect to be ‘sellers’ at deadline

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing better baseball of late, and a turnaround would render the question moot. However, if the team’s early-season struggles linger, the question would surely arise: Will the D-backs be the proverbial “seller” at the trade deadline? Doesn’t look like it. “The way our team is built, we’re not much of a […]
  • The Better Half – June 7, 2012

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  • Cardinals wrap up OTAs in Tempe

    The Arizona Cardinals put the finishing touches on their 2012 organized team activities (OTAs) Thursday in Tempe. And while the three-week session lacked players wearing pads and there was no physical contact allowed (per the league collective bargaining agreement), it was a useful time for the team and head coach Ken Whisenhunt. “It’s gone good,” […]
  • D-backs’ Miley staying humble, focused

    Quick, going into the season, who did you think would be the Arizona Diamondbacks’ best starting pitcher in 2012? Many would say Ian Kennedy, who won 21 games a year ago and finished fourth in the National League Cy Young Award voting. Others would say Daniel Hudson, a young right- hander with oodles of promise […]
  • D-backs GM on Trevor Bauer: ‘His time will come’

    Trevor Bauer has proven himself to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The top prospect, who many think should get the call to the majors, has done everything the team has asked of him. And yet, he’s still pitching for Triple-A Reno. “He’s on our radar screen,” D-backs GM Kevin Towers told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf. […]
  • Signs of relief for Diamondbacks fans

    In February, I found myself slowly jogging on the side of the road in Wickenburg, intermittently stopping to bend over and throw up while other runners passed me left and right. I was less than a mile into a nine-mile leg in a relay race and I was already stumbling and staggering and ready to […]
  • Touch ‘Em All: Bats come alive against Colorado

    Now those are the D-backs I’ve been waiting for since the start of the season. Of course I’m talking about the Diamondbacks I saw on Tuesday and Wednesday, and not Monday. But those two wins were so impressive, albeit against the Rockies, that I feel as though I want to forget about the negatives from […]
  • ESPN Insider: Drew hesitant to return

    Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick has a lot on his plate these days: the benching of superstar Justin Upton and the under-performance of his team being chief among them entering the third month of the season. You can add shortstop Stephen Drew to the list. Kendrick criticized Drew Tuesday for not playing, feeling that the 29-year-old […]
  • Another day off for Justin Upton

    Diamondbacks All-Star Justin Upton was held out of the Arizona lineup Tuesday night during a 10-0 win over the Colorado Rockies, and he wasn’t happy about it. Wednesday, Upton is once again out of the lineup as manager Kirk Gibson tries to find a way to end the right fielder’s near season-long slump. “I’m never […]
  • Diamondbacks GM wants team’s attitude to remain positive

    Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers wants his team to really come together as one. The team, still struggling to get back to .500 and, hopefully, beyond, is coming off one of its best wins of the season. Unfortunately, the discussion following Tuesday night’s win was about how Justin Upton reacted to being benched and Stephen Drew […]
  • Cardinals rookie Justin Bethel making the ‘big jump’

    It is hard enough to make the transition from college to the NFL, even harder when a position change is thrown into the mix. Welcome to Justin Bethel’s world. The Cardinals drafted the 21-year-old in the sixth round (177th overall) out of Presbyterian College. Bethel played cornerback for much of his time at the private […]
  • Patrick Peterson wants to create his own island

    As Patrick Peterson enters his second NFL season, he does so with great expectations. Selected number five overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, the former LSU Tiger excelled as a punt returner while having some ups and downs as a cover corner. He knows that must change, and thinks it will. “I’ve been working extremely […]
  • Cardinals to host Fan Fest next week

    Fans who want a first-hand look at the Arizona Cardinals can get one next Wednesday as the team hosts “Fan Fest 2012” at University of Phoenix Stadium. Below are details released by the team pertaining to the event: PARKING: The East/Green carpark will open at 4:30 p.m. and vehicles should enter off of 91st Avenue […]
  • Gambo: Don’t expect Stephen Drew back next year

    Stephen Drew’s days as an Arizona Diamondback are numbered. According to Arizona Sports 620’s John Gambadoro, the tension between the injured shortstop and the team he plays for is a part of will have nothing to do with whether or not Drew returns next season. Because, it would seem, no one expects him back anyway. […]
  • ESPN: ASU one of worst jobs, UA one of the best

    As far as coaching opportunities go, there could not be much more of a gap between the Pac-12 schools that reside in the state of Arizona. According to ESPN.com, which ranked the conference’s jobs, the one in Tucson is second-best, while the one in Tempe is ranked ninth. 2. Arizona: Like UCLA, the past few […]
  • Report: D-backs to wear ‘Italian Day’ uniforms

    It appears the Arizona Diamondbacks are going to take part in “Italian Heritage Day” later this summer. According to 620 WTMJ Radio in Wisconsin, the July 1st game at Miller Park will feature the both teams wearing red, white and green jerseys. The Brewers version will say “Birrai,” which means “Brewers” in Italian, while the […]
  • Justin Upton sits out big win, vents frustration afterwards

    The Arizona Diamondbacks may have beaten the Colorado Rockies 10-0 Tuesday night, but not all was well in the locker room following the game. Sure, they pounded out a season-best 17 hits, and yes, the victory was the team’s third win in its last four games. But Justin Upton, the team’s star outfielder who has […]