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  • Inside the Box: Bartel, Cardinals end preseason with a win

    After every Arizona Cardinals game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for September 1, 2011: Cardinals 26, Broncos 7 The Good: It looks like Richard Bartel cemented his place as Kevin Kolb’s backup on Thursday. He picked apart the Broncos defense, completing […]
  • It takes time for a QB to learn how to throw to Fitzgerald

    You’d think having Larry Fitzgerald to throw the ball to is a blessing for any quarterback, but having No. 11 on the field also presents some challenges. “You have to change the whole paradigm shift, the way you think,” former NFL QB Jeff Van Raaphorst said. “You throw to him when he’s covered.” Van Raaphorst […]
  • Darnell Dockett takes on ESPN’s Skip Bayless

    Not long ago the Cardinals’ Darnell Dockett fired off a series of tweets about owning a gun. Saying he has a license to carry and doesn’t bring it to work, the Pro Bowl defensive lineman wrote, “I got a son/family 2 look after & no 1 gonna protect them like me period!” Dockett, of course, […]
  • Now retired, Randy Johnson can enjoy accomplishments

    To say Randy Johnson was intense as a player would be an understatement. Never one to talk before games, the man known as “The Big Unit” was as intimidating as he was effective. Now retired, Johnson said he can finally appreciate what he did as a Major Leaguer. “I actually look back and enjoy those […]
  • Randy Johnson to return as a Diamondbacks coach?

    Randy Johnson last played for the Diamondbacks in 2008, and his return to Chase Field in a couple weeks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the team’s 2001 championship season may not be the last time you see him around these parts. “I’ve been in touch with [Kirk Gibson] on multiple occasions this year, and […]
  • Diamondbacks add Blum, others to roster

    The calendar has turned to the month of September, meaning MLB rosters can expand. Thursday the Diamondbacks began adding to their roster, as they reinstated infielder Geoff Blum and pitcher Alberto Castillo, while recalling pitchers Ryan Cook and Sam Demel. The 38-year-old Blum has been on the disabled list since fracturing his right pinky finger […]
  • Diamondbacks have reason to smile, even if they won’t

    Kirk Gibson tried to hold back a smile. “I know they are,” he said in reference to the rumor that team president Derrick Hall and GM Kevin Towers will shave their heads if the D-backs win their 10th consecutive game Friday night. Saying he’s got the barber picked out but, “it’s not going to be […]
  • Arizona State football schedule – a breakdown

    Returning a wealth of talent, the Arizona State Sun Devils enter the 2011 season with high expectations. Quarterback Brock Osweiler will be entering his first year as the starter after showing promise when presented with opportunities in the past. Defensively, the Sun Devils suffered setbacks when cornerback Omar Bolden was lost with an ACL injury […]
  • Diamondbacks play, win, get ready for San Francisco Giants

    A strong effort from the starting pitcher, a bullpen that doesn’t allow a run and Justin Upton getting hit by a pitch. Ho hum, just another day in the 2011 season for the first place Arizona Diamondbacks. Josh Collmenter tossed six innings of two run baseball, Miguel Montero hit his second three run homer in […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs keep on rolling

    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 31, 2011: Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 2 The Good: Josh Collmenter pitched six solid innings, leaving with a lead before turning it over to the ‘pen. Joe Paterson, Bryan Shaw, […]
  • Justin Upton plunked for 16th time

    Ouch. The Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton is well on his way to setting career-best marks in may categories this season, but none are more painful than the one that got a boost Wednesday night: hit by pitch. Upton was hit in the first inning by Rockies pitcher Esmil Rogers, giving the right fielder his 16th painful […]
  • At this point it’s up to the Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks will enter September with a substantial lead on the San Francisco Giants, one that seems almost insurmountable with the way the defending champs have been playing. A division title firmly in their sights, third base coach Matt Williams said the division race is far from over. “These guys know that this team in […]
  • Pitching key in D-backs winning streak

    A 0.56 ERA. That is the Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitchers earned run average over the past 48 innings. Ian Kennedy, Joe Saunders, Daniel Hudson, Wade Miley and Josh Collmenter have only given up 3 runs in the stretch. Wednesday on Arizona Sports 620’s Gambo and Burns, John Gambadoro asked Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson if this […]
  • Diamondbacks are in, Giants are done

    August 31st, 2011 should be the date etched into the gravestone for the San Francisco Giants. They are, after all, done, according to Arizona Sports 620’s Doug Franz. “Historic collapses have happened, but now the math is working in our favor to the point where you should not be concerned about the Giants,” he said. […]
  • D-backs manager Kirk Gibson is happy with current roster

    The deadline for players to be eligible for Major League post-season rosters is Thursday, which means if the Arizona Diamondbacks are to add another player the move better come fast. The way it works is a player has to be on a team’s major league roster before September 1st in order for that player to […]
  • ESPN expert says Kevin Kolb is 18th best quarterback in NFL

    Being compared to Chad Pennington is probably not something Kevin Kolb was hoping for. Unfortunately for him, and possibly Arizona Cardinals fans, that’s what ESPN’s John Clayton did Wednesday (well, sort of). The reference to the former Jets and Dolphins quarterback came as part of a column where Clayton ranked every quarterback in the NFL […]
  • Gerardo Parra rewards Kirk Gibson and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ faith

    Gerardo Parra got a promotion Tuesday night. With Ryan Roberts and Chris Young getting the day off, manager Kirk Gibson shuffled his lineup penciling in Parra’s name in the two-hole. Parra rewarded his manager’s confidence with a career-high tying four hits and two RBIs. “He’s playing exceptional for us. He’s got a lot of ability,” […]
  • D-backs Miguel Montero is doing all the right things

    Miguel Montero is doing everything right. He’s fielding his position, throwing runners out and now has hit safely in a season-high nine straight games (.352, 12-for-34). After a strikeout in the 2nd and a groundout in the 3rd, the Diamondbacks’ catcher laced a line drive over the fence in right field for a three-run home […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs win eighth straight game

    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 30, 2011: Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 4 The Good: Gerardo Parra had a fantastic game going 4-5 with two RBI’s and three runs scored. Miguel Montero belted a huge three-run […]
  • Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson reveals his secrets to success

    On Tuesday at 3:45 p.m., Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson sat in front of the media like he does every day before batting practice, but this day was different. This day Gibson decided to reveal some of his secrets to his team’s success. Gibson not only emphasized the importance of fundamentals in the game but also […]