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  • What in the world is wrong with Ian Kennedy?

    After emerging as the Arizona Diamondbacks’ ace last season and a viable candidate for the NL Cy Young Award, Ian Kennedy has struggled to build upon his successful 2011 campaign. In fact, at times Kennedy appears unrecognizable to the hurler who dominated hitters so effortlessly last year. So what’s changed so drastically from one season […]
  • A closer look: Soriano powers Cubs past D-backs

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a baseball game. So, we will give you a closer look, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the D-backs’ July 13 loss to the Cubs. Final score: Cubs 8, […]
  • ESPN Insider: Suns’ FA below average

    It seems the Phoenix Suns can’t catch a break. With reports that forward Grant Hill will leave the team and all signs pointing to Eric Gordon remaining in New Orleans, the Suns haven’t had a very successful free agency campaign. And then there’s Steve Nash, the point guard maestro, who now sports purple and gold […]
  • Suns courting of Gordon could help land Mayo

    July 13, 2012: Suns welcome OJ Mayo to town Unrestricted free agent shooting guard OJ Mayo is making Phoenix his first stop as he visits prospective employers for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. His stay will include a tour of US Airways Center and may extend into Saturday, which also happens to be the day the […]
  • Trading Justin Upton a big risk for Diamondbacks

    Kevin Towers is about to enter dangerous territory. The Diamondbacks GM, known to be one of baseball’s biggest wheelers and dealers, appears to be on the verge of trading Justin Upton. The rumors have been swirling for more than a week now, and more and more does each report seem to contain a note about […]
  • Offers keep rolling in for Shane Doan

    Shane Doan has made no secret of his desire to stay with the Phoenix Coyotes, provided they remain in Arizona. Though the prospective sale of the team to former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison appears to be moving forward, Doan knows he must at least be prepared in case he has to move on. […]
  • O.J. Mayo in town for Suns visit

    With the New Orleans Hornets still expected to match the four-year, $58 million offer the Phoenix Suns made to restricted free agent guard Eric Gordon, Suns’ brass is looking elsewhere to bolster their roster. Enter O.J. Mayo, the Memphis Grizzlies free agent who confirmed via twitter Friday that he is indeed talking to the Suns. […]
  • Report: Grant Hill leaning towards joining Nash with Lakers

    It appears another Suns favorite will be heading to Hollywood. Arizona Sports 620’s John Gambadoro reported Friday that veteran Grant Hill may be the next Sun to head to division rival. Hearing Grant Hill leaning towards Lakers after big push by Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant — John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) July 13, 2012 Hill has […]
  • Three D-backs among top 50 prospects

    Half of the 2012 baseball season is in the rear-view mirror, so what better time to re-evaluate? That’s exactly what ESPN baseball insider Keith Law has done. Law put out his new list of the top 50 major league prospects, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are well-represented with three players on the list. Left-hander Tyler Skaggs […]
  • Suns may have to wait a bit for decision on Eric Gordon

    Restricted free agent Eric Gordon signed his offer sheet with the Suns Wednesday, giving the New Orleans Hornets three days to decide on whether or not they want to match the deal. And, according to ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein, there’s a good chance they’ll use all of their allotted time. Hornets now have 3 […]
  • Magee signs with Red Sox; focused on football

    When a sports discussion turns to the subject of two-sport athletes, one of the first names to come up is Bo Jackson. After all, Jackson won the Heisman Trophy, played in the NFL and won the Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVP, so the prominence of his name in the conversation is just. So now […]
  • Report: Suns may make amnesty bid for Elton Brand

    The Phoenix Suns are looking to add talent, and they may be hitting the amnesty waiver wire to do it. According to’s David Aldridge, the Suns are one of a handful of teams considering putting a claim in for former 76er Elton Brand. The Suns and Hornets were contemplating making a bid, according to […]
  • Cardinals ranked 25th in early power rankings

    The Arizona Cardinals finished the 2011 season with an 8-8 record. However, that did not stop Evan Silva of Pro Football Talk, in his preseason power rankings, from putting the Cardinals 25th. There are only 32 teams in the NFL. Silva notes that while the Cardinals are fairly strong at wide receiver and have playmakers […]
  • Suns top draft picks look to develop chemistry

    The Suns started a chemistry project this week. Their two key elements, i.e. draft picks—Markieff Morris and Kendall Marshall, are being combined with the hope that a winning formula is discovered. “I’m going to play those guys as much as I can, as much as they’re able to and get them as much experience and […]
  • Suns’ Plan B if Hornets match offer sheet

    July 12, 2012: Suns’ options after Eric Gordon As team president of basketball operations Lon Babby mentioned Wednesday, “We’re not sitting on our hands hoping.” The Suns would like nothing more than to see the Hornets not match the offer sheet signed by Eric Gordon, allowing him to relocate to Phoenix. The reality, however, is […]
  • Diamondbacks’ present revolves around Justin Upton’s future

    It’s time for the second half of the Baseball season to start. Since the Diamondbacks missed the bell for the first half, here’s what needs to happen to get things headed toward the playoffs. 5) The KEEP IT UP Crew Allow me to introduce the three-man crew. On the mound we have Mr. Wade Miley. […]
  • ASU LB Magee agrees to contract with Boston Red Sox

    Arizona State linebacker Brandon Magee is going to play professional baseball. But first, he’ll finish up his career at ASU. Magee, who is set to enter his fifth season with the football team, has agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox, who selected him in the 23rd round of the 2012 MLB Draft. […]
  • D-backs midseason in review

    Defending the National League West title hasn’t been easy for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In fact, the overwhelming favorites to repeat in their division by preseason pundits often resembled a team in search of its identity during the season’s first half. The D-backs, who touted a deep starting rotation, rock solid bullpen and — well, let’s […]
  • D-backs GM not afraid to trade a player like Justin Upton

    Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers knows there is an inherent risk with any trade, but especially if he deals a talent like Justin Upton. After all, any time you give up someone — anyone — the deal has potential to backfire on you if he goes on to succeed somewhere else. So, while he told Arizona […]
  • Olney: D-backs are shopping Justin Upton

    This isn’t the first time we’ve been inundated with Justin Upton trade rumors. Following the 2010 season, new Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers listened to offers from other teams, yet nobody could put together the right package for Upton. With the D-backs’ right fielder mired in a mediocre season, the rumors have started again. From […]