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  • D-backs GM Towers expects Aaron Hill to make an impact

    Two years ago, as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, Aaron Hill hit .286 while collecting 36 home runs and 108 RBI. In one and a half seasons since, the second baseman has combined for just 32 home runs and 113 RBI. His batting average dipped to .205 last year, and was sitting at […]
  • Grant Hill, family have roots in Arizona

    Grant Hill may be a free agent once the NBA’s lockout ends, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to leave Arizona the first chance he gets. According to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, the veteran has returned to his home in the Valley. Don’t read too much into that, considering school began here for […]
  • Arizona Cardinals waive Max Hall, sign Brodie Croyle

    From undrafted rookie to starting quarterbackto the unemployment line (well, almost), thus is the tale of Max Hall. The injured 6-foot-1 BYU product was waived by the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday to make way for former Kansas City Chiefs signal caller Brodie Croyle. Being waived doesn’t necessarily mean that Hall is done with the club. […]
  • Inside the Box: Kennedy stops Nats, losing streak

    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 August 23, 2011: Diamondbacks 2, Nationals 0 The Good: Ian Kennedy was dominant throwing seven innings of shutout baseball only giving up six hits. The D-backs have been on a […]
  • Even without Ryan Williams Cardinals rookies expected to have impact

    The Arizona Cardinals may have lost running back Ryan Williams for the year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t rookies on the roster who fans should be excited about this season. In fact, Ken Whisnhunt is pretty enthusiastic about the team’s entire draft class and what he’s seen from them. “I’ve been very pleased with […]
  • Newest D-backs ready for playoff opportunity

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have made a trade sending second baseman Kelly Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for second baseman Aaron Hill and shortstop John McDonald. The players coming to Arizona are excited to be joining a team in the middle of a pennant chase. “It’s an opportunity I wake up every morning […]
  • Cardinals coach learned to keep three quarterbacks on the roster

    Ken Whisenhunt was a first-year head coach in 2007, and one of his earliest decisions was to keep just two quarterbacks on the roster during the regular season. Matt Leinart was the starter with Kurt Warner backing him up, and all seemed well as the Cardinals got off to a 3-2 start. It was in […]
  • Diamondbacks trade Kelly Johnson to Toronto for Aaron Hill

    The Arizona Diamondbacks made a move Tuesday, as Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro reports the D-backs are sending Kelly Johnson to Toronto for shortstop John McDonald and second baseman Aaron Hill. Johnson has struggled in his second season with the Diamondbacks, posting a .209 average with 18 home runs and 49 RBI. He’s seen his […]
  • Cardinals to bring another QB into the fold

    It’s that time in training camp where injuries start to catch up to a team, and the Arizona Cardinals are no exception. The latest position of need is quarterback, where both John Skelton and Max Hall are nursing injuries. And, since the Cardinals don’t want to force Kevin Kolb and Richard Bartel to wear out […]
  • Larry Fitzgerald developing chemistry with Kevin Kolb

    Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner did not become “Larry and Kurt” until the veteran QB’s third year with Cardinals. Both had been successful before the 2007 season, but it wasn’t until Warner became the full-time starter that the duo really took off, as Fitz scored all 10 of his touchdowns that season — and many […]
  • Diamondbacks ready to give Heath Bell a ring?

    Those sneaky, sneaky Diamondbacks. Suddenly their recent slide makes sense, as ESPN’s Buster Olney reports D-backs GM Kevin Towers will place a claim on Heath Bell, who was placed on waivers Monday by the Padres. For the D-backs to acquire Bell he would have to last until their spot in the claiming order, which goes […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs skid continues in DC

    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 August 22, 2011: Nationals 4, Diamondbacks 1 The Good: Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco was the only spark in the offense on Monday night. With the recently struggling D-backs, any […]
  • Replace Ryan Williams? Maybe one of these guys

    The Arizona Cardinals will be looking to replace the injured Ryan Williams over the next couple of weeks, with head coach Ken Whisenhunt saying the team won’t rush into a decision. So, chances are they will wait for a veteran to become available once teams begin trimming their rosters. Will the Cardinals be a landing […]
  • Cardinals begin process of replacing Ryan Williams

    Cardinals running back Ryan Williams is scheduled to have surgery some time this week, meaning the search for a replacement is in full swing. “We will continue to look for opportunities at that position,” Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters in Flagstaff Monday. “I don’t see a sense of panic at this particular time; […]
  • Whisenhunt pleased with offseason and direction

    Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is happy with what team president Michael Bidwill has accomplished this off-season. “What Michael did as far as setting the tone for us this off-season goes a long way,” Whisenhunt told reporters in Flagstaff Monday. “He said he was going to be aggressive this off-season and there is no question […]
  • Rumor: The Diamondbacks could have interest in Jim Thome

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have made it clear they’d like to add another bat to their lineup for the playoff push. Apparently there is a guy with 600 career home runs who they could be interested in. ESPN’s Buster Olney, via Twitter, dropped the interesting tidbit that Jim Thome could be just the offensive pick me […]
  • Cardinals won’t bring in Tiki Barber to replace Ryan Williams

    The Arizona Cardinals are down a running back, but they will not be turning to the “Today Show” for Ryan Williams’ replacement. According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, the former Giant-turned-broadcaster-turned-NFL free agent agent’s said the Cardinals are looking a different direction. I just don’t get why a team desperate for an experienced back wouldn’t […]
  • Rod Graves: ‘It is very difficult to put a value on what Larry Fitzgerald means to our organization’

    The going rate for a Larry Fitzgerald appears to be eight years and $120 million, with $50 of it being guaranteed. Some will argue that’s too much money for a wide receiver. Cardinals GM Rod Graves says you can’t really put a price tag on a player like Fitz. “Obviously there’s going to be various […]
  • Ryan Williams is a real loss for the Cardinals

    When Ryan Williams went down with an injury Friday night in Green Bay, the excitement over what he could give the team this year went with him. Williams suffered a ruptured patellar tendon, an injury that ended his season before it really began. “All of us that have been around training camp have gotten to […]
  • Whisenhunt says signing Fitzgerald sends message to Cardinals

    Nobody will ever doubt Larry Fitzgerald’s importance to the Arizona Cardinals. The team’s best player, No. 11’s presence makes life easier for everyone, from the QB to fellow receivers. Keeping him around for the next eight years, though, has more than just on-field ramifications. “I just think it sends a message to our team about […]