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  • D-backs of 2011 look nothing like the 2010 version

    The success of the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks has been highly publicized, and deservedly so. Arizona is currently 45-38 and only two and a half games out of first place in the National League West. It may only be halfway through the year, yet the D-backs are exceeding everyone’s expectations and having a great season. On […]
  • Kolb has best chance of being the ‘guy’ for Cards

    No one has the answer as to what the Arizona Cardinals will do for a quarterback once the NFL lockout is lifted. Sports 620 KTAR’s Ron Wolfley thinks he has a pretty good idea what should happen though. “You don’t typically have twenty-six year olds that have started seven games who in three of those […]
  • D-backs to face former manager Melvin

    Kirk Gibson and Bob Melvin worked together as bench coach and manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks until Melvin was let go in 2009. Although they did not work as closely together as in years past, the two were reunited this season. Melvin was named a special baseball advisor, while Gibson was the manager of the […]
  • Former Arizona Diamondback levels Harold Reynolds

    Remember Eric Byrnes, the guy who stole earned $30 million over three years from the Arizona Diamondbacks despite playing poorly for the first two and being cut before the third? Yeah, the MLB Network apparently has found his resume — or at least his personality — impressive enough to hire him as an analyst. We’re […]
  • Cardinals have best stadium in division

    After finishing 5-11 the Arizona Cardinals were far from the best team in the NFC West last season. However, they did lead the division in a few unique categories. According to ESPN’s NFC West blog, the Cardinals have the best stadium in the division. University of Phoenix stadium, which was also home to the Fiesta […]
  • Campbell, Cardinals motivated

    While NFL players await the end of the lockout, Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell is working hard and preparing for what may be a career year. “I think this will be a great year for me,” Campbell said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf. “Physically, I’m in great shape. Mentally, I’m ready. I want […]
  • Andre Johnson is better than Larry Fitzgerald?

    Is Larry Fitzgerald the best receiver in the NFL? Not when you pose the question to fans across the United States. That’s exactly what is doing as the site has asked fans who the best receiver in the game is right now with Fitzgerald, Andre Johnson, DeSean Jackson and Roddy White. With over 5,000 […]
  • So what if Taylor has an agenda. Is he right?

    Who doesn’t love a good legal thriller? A riveting courtroom drama? I’ve watched enough movies like Presumed Innocent and The Insider and TV shows like L.A. Law and The Good Wife to know that one of the staples of the courtroom drama is how the lawyers will try to pick apart a witness. Not their […]
  • Could Pena be more than a pinch-hitter for D-backs?

    PHOENIX – Wily Mo Pena has started to become the new cult hero in Arizona as a pinch-hitting specialist for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pena since being recalled this month has slugged three home runs including a walk-off home run on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians. Pena has been labeled as a poor defensive player which […]
  • Robert Sarver is no friend of David Stern’s

    Phoenix Suns fans who feel the NBA does them no favors may have even more reason to believe the team is getting shafted. A few months ago Adrian Wojnarowski of reported how NBA Commissioner David Stern yelled at and berated Suns owner Robert Sarver after trying to, in a way, run a meeting between […]
  • Inside The Box: Duke of giving up hits

    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 June 29, 2011:
  • D-backs have options to replace Duke in rotation

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks could be looking for a new fifth starter in the near future to replace the struggling Zach Duke. Duke was strong out of the gate compiling a 2.37 ERA in his first three starts only allowing five earned runs in 19 innings of work. However, in his last four starts, […]
  • Gortat and Siler spent five-days with an NBA great

    Last week we told you that Marcin Gortat and Garret Siler were in Houston to work with Suns slayer hall of famer Hakeem Olajuwon. The five-days’ worth of workouts are over and it sounds like the trip was a success for the Suns big men. Head coach Alvin Gentry said he’d talked to his players […]
  • Suns get first look at Markieff Morris on court

    PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns held a mini-camp of sorts on Wednesday and got to take their first look at draft pick Markieff Morris along with a group of undrafted players. The Suns coaching staff came away impressed with the team’s newest player. “He’s going to be a good player. The raw skills are there […]
  • Upton would do Home Run Derby if named an All-Star

    Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton has hit 13 home runs so far this season, and if he is named to the NL All-Star team he’ll likely hit more. A lot more. On the Diamondbacks radio broadcast Wednesday team president Derrick Hall said he hopes Upton, who has a legitimate case to be an All-Star, makes […]
  • Arizona, MLB ready to battle heat for All-Star festivities

    PHOENIX – For this year’s All-Star game in Phoenix, managing the extreme Arizona heat may be the biggest challenge. The Arizona Diamondbacks, along with MLB, are taking steps to limit the problems caused by the heat according to the Sporting News. The clear subtext of the event this year will be to beat the heat, […]
  • Will Wily Mo Pena be around for the long haul with the Arizona Diamondbacks?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks mantra this season should be ‘live in the moment.’ Between their unexpected rise towards the top of the National League West and their plethora of come from behind victories, you never know what to expect with this club. That mindset also applies to the franchise’s approach to Wily Mo Pena’s future in […]
  • Putz’s struggles don’t worry Towers

    J.J. Putz began the 2011 baseball season with two perfect months. The closer was 16 for 16 in save opportunities in April and May and did not blow a save until June 1. In June, Putz is just five for nine in save opportunities and many Diamondbacks fans are beginning to wonder what has happened […]
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks can be buyers but should they be?

    Since their World Series victory almost a decade ago the Arizona Diamondbacks have been known as much for their financial constraints as their ability to win on the field. Big spending, deferred payments and a lull in attendance handcuffed the franchise for years. With the team in the thick of National League West race people […]