Arizona Diamondbacks: Five Questions for Opening Day and Beyond

As the Arizona Diamondbacks prepare to open the season, several issues are front and center. Can Greinke recovery from last season? In 2016, right-hander Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks did not turn in a terrible season. By most standards, the numbers were solid, but not for the environment surrounding Greinke. Heralded as the most […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Five Questions...
Via Venom Strikes
1 hour ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Final 25-man roster taking shape

Manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks pairs down his roster. Manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks promised he would have his roster pretty much settled just before the end of spring training. Avoiding what Lovullo told Venom Strikes as “a fire drill,” the expectations was to provide players with a comfort level and […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Final 25...
Via Venom Strikes
15 hours ago

The D-Backs Could Have a New Pitching Approach

The Diamondbacks are one of two potential NL West sleepers. One thing they have going for them is that, this year, they should get something like a full season from A.J. Pollock. But then, beyond him, there’s the potentially electric starting rotation. Although there are more questions every day about the well-being of Zack Greinke, he’s followed by names like Shelby Miller,...
Via Fangraphs
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Introducing Chris Owings, Again

The first time we met Chris Owings, he was a top prospect. Going into the 2014 season, he had just been named the 66th-best prospect by Baseball America and the team’s third best. He was slated for the lion’s share of the playing time at shortstop. Through the beginning of June, he was above-average at the plate thanks to good power, and better than average in the field thanks...
Via Fangraphs
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Arizona Diamondbacks by Ben Carsley

Mike Hazen and his band of ex-Red Sox will look to rescue the Diamondbacks` front office.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roster taking shape after D-backs' moves

The D-backs made a number of roster moves Tuesday, including selecting the contracts of pitchers Tom Wilhelmsen and Jorge De La Rosa and optioning infielder Ketel Marte to Triple-A Reno.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

Diamondbacks Release, Re-Sign Gregor Blanco

TODAY: The D-Backs have indeed re-signed Blanco to a new minors deal, per a club announcement. It contains the same terms — a $1MM potential base salary and $2.7MM in available incentives — as the old one, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (via Twitter). YESTERDAY, 9:29pm: Arizona would like to re-sign Blanco, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (Twitter links)....
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

D-backs opt to release injured outfielder Blanco

The D-backs released outfielder Gregor Blanco, the club announced on Monday night. The move leaves the total players in Arizona's camp at 32.
Via Diamondbacks.com
2 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Shelby Miller is ready for the season

Right-hander Shelby Miller of the Arizona Diamondbacks wants to forget the past season and move forward. While the actual rotation for the Arizona Diamondbacks will not be announced until later this week, that represents little concern to right-hander Shelby Miller. Hopeful to correct the wrongs of a year ago, Miller appears ready for the reconstruction […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
2 days ago

Shelby Miller is Trying to Salvage the Shelby Miller Trade

The Shelby Miller trade. Those four words haunt the Arizona Diamondbacks, and that one deal probably cost the last Arizona front office their jobs. It’s the worst transaction any team has made in recent history, and it was widely panned before Miller fell apart last year; having him fail so spectacularly certainly didn’t help the perception of the deal. But Miller apparently...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs nearing decision on injured Blanco

Gregor Blanco said his strained right oblique was feeling better Sunday, but time is growing short for the D-backs outfielder to be healthy in time for Opening Day.
Via Diamondbacks.com
3 days ago

Jake Arrieta crushed a home run off Zack Greinke

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, unlike many others that play his position, is no easy out.Arrieta recorded a career-high 17 hits last season, with two home runs as well. It didn’t take him long to hit one this year, either, even though it was in an exhibition game.The Cubs squared off against the Diamondbacks in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, and Arrieta took a pitch from Zack...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks continue to push envelope with over-the-top concessions

It’s a day ending in “y” so it’s a given the Arizona Diamondbacks are taking regular concession stand foods and more than likely injecting them with steroids. Okay, so that’s not entirely true, but a couple of the newest food items they are introducing are just plain ridiculous. The latest couple of hot dogs the team has concocted aren’t as outrageous as previous ones...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks are getting even more ambitious with this year’s ballpark food

The Arizona Diamondbacks may finally be pushing their ballpark food fortune too far. After adding several interesting ballpark food items last year, the Diamondbacks have revealed some new (crazy) options that will be available for the 2017 season at Chase Field. The new Churro Dog 2.0 is building off the 2015-debuted hit, and the Bacon-Wrapped Pretzel Baguette at least resembles...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Drury hopes he found a home at second base

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After a season on the go, Brandon Drury is happy to know he'll primarily play second base this season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He appeared in 62 games in left field as a rookie last year, 32 in right, 29 at third, 16 at second and even one at first. "It will be a piece of cake for him this year by just focusing on one position," said teammate Chris Owings...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Fernando Rodney pull giant plantain out of his pants after win

Fernando Rodney has something in his pants that he wants to show the world. Don’t worry, though, it’s not what you think. The item is safe for work, and isn’t attached to his body in any way. Rodney is known for doing his bow-and-arrow celebration after he successfully closes a game, but he took it to the next level Thursday night after Team Dominican Republic beat Team Canada...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ray emerges as strikeout ace but still working on efficiency

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With a devastating fastball, Robbie Ray can strike people out. He made that clear a year ago. The problem the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander had was staying in games long enough to make a difference, as well as giving up too many runs. Only three lefties -- Madison Bumgarner, Chris Sale and David Price -- had more strikeouts than the 25-year-old Ray last season...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer’s former minor league team doing drone bobblehead giveaway

The most bizarre injury of the 2016 MLB postseason is now being immortalized in bobblehead form.According to Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com on Tuesday, the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will be having a Trevor Bauer drone bobblehead giveaway at a game this coming August.Bauer, the Cleveland Indians right-hander, was drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2011...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs pitcher has great theory behind not shaving in months

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley showed up for spring training this week sporting a burly, unkempt beard. While many players can get lax on assorted grooming responsibilities during the offseason, Bradley has a much more inspired reason for doing so.Bradley, 24, is about to embark upon his third season at the big-league level with the Diamondbacks. After posting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

D-backs bench coach Ron Gardenhire diagnosed with prostate cancer

The Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday announced that new bench coach Ron Gardenhire has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.The Diamondbacks announced the unfortunate news via the organization’s official Twitter account, which featured quotes from Gardenhire, who said in part, “I’m going to fight it and deal with it.”Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said the team is “a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Tigers players react to death of Mike Ilitch with tributes

If you want to know how Detroit Tigers players felt about their late team owner Mike Ilitch, look no further than their social media channels.Multiple current and former Tigers players honored Ilitch, who died on Friday at the age of 87, with tributes on Twitter.From current stars Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez to former players like C.J. Nitkowski and Ian Krol, Ilitch was praised...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

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