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Miller gets start in Cactus opener

While it is only Spring Training, Arizona's Shelby Miller is still looking forward to getting back on the mound Saturday after what was a tremendously disappointing 2016 season in which he compiled a 6.15 ERA.
Via Diamondbacks.com
10 hours ago

Ace Greinke throws live BP, feels 'OK'

D-backs ace Zack Greinke faced hitters for the first time Friday as he threw about 20 pitches in a live batting practice session. "I felt OK," Greinke said. "Everything was coming out of my fingers pretty good. It was pretty sharp. Command was OK. Everything was OK."
Via Diamondbacks.com
11 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Competition Heats up for Spots on Pitching Staff

Several in competition for jobs in Arizona Diamondbacks pitching staff. To secure a few openings on the pitching staff of the Arizona Diamondbacks, let the competition begin. For the first week of training camp, this was a “wait and see” period for manager Torey Lovullo and his staff. During the opening days, Lovullo wanted to […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Competition Heats up...
Via Venom Strikes
16 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: David Peralta Ready for Fresh Start

Outfielder David Peralta of the Arizona Diamondbacks is anxious for the season to begin The temper and verve from outfielder David Peralta of the Arizona Diamondbacks is ever-present. The smile and the encouragement remain integral parts of Peralta’s effervescent personality. Landing three times on the disabled list last season did not damper Peralta’s enthusiasm nor his [...
Via Venom Strikes
18 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Mathis, Iannetta in Forefront of Framing

Catchers for the Arizona Diamondbacks recognize the value of framing. One of the first things Mike Hazen did when named manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks was to expand the use of analytics. Recognizing that the more information a club official or player can obtain, the better the team could perform. With the advent of categories […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Mathis, Iannetta in Forefront...
Via Venom Strikes
18 hours ago

Miller to start D-backs' Cactus League opener

Shelby Miller will start the D-backs' Cactus League opener Saturday against the Rockies at Salt River Fields. Miller will be followed to the mound by Archie Bradley, who is competing for a rotation spot. Silvino Bracho, Keyvius Sampson, Joey Krehbiel, Daniel Gibson and Yuhei Nakaushiro are also scheduled to pitch.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

All Arrows Pointing Up for Diamondbacks Rotation

On December 2, new Diamondbacks general manger Mike Hazen announced the hire of Mike Fitzgerald to lead the Diamondbacks’ analytics department. Perhaps Fitzgerald’s most notable contribution in Pittsburgh, where he was the No. 2-ranking analyst, was pounding the table for then free agent Russell Martin — and, at the same time, the power of pitch-framing — at the close of...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs welcome back healthy A.J. Pollock

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One of the most encouraging facts about this year's Arizona Diamondbacks: A.J. Pollock is back, healthy, and confident he can exceed the breakout season he put together in 2015. "I'm not really living two years ago," the 29-year-old center fielder said Wednesday after playing one inning in an exhibition against Grand Canyon University. "I'm living what's going...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy A.J. Pollock aims to exceed 2015 breakout season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) One of the best facts about this year's Arizona Diamondbacks: A.J. Pollock is back, healthy, and confident he can exceed the breakout season he put together in 2015. ''I'm not really living two years ago,'' the 29-year-old center fielder said Wednesday after playing one inning in an exhibition against Grand Canyon University. ''I'm living what's going on...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Diamondbacks Landed in Baseball’s Toughest Situation and Don’t Have a Clear Way Out

Instead of bringing politics into baseball, I think it’s time to one-up the level of discourse that continuously leads denser segments of the population into lectures about sticking to sports. Today, I’m going to bring religion into the mix. Let’s talk for a moment about original sin. Original sin is the Christian belief that through the sin of Adam, the …
Via Inside the Zona
2 days ago

Baseball chief says Diamondbacks' Chase Field 'needs work'

PHOENIX (AP) Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred came down on the side of the Arizona Diamondbacks' ownership in the team's court battle over Chase Field. The Diamondbacks have sued Maricopa County, seeking to remove a clause from its stadium lease that prevents the team from looking to move elsewhere. The team contends in the lawsuit that the county has failed to allocate some...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

When stars-and-scrubs go bad: the Diamondbacks

Arizona is a cautionary tale of the potential dangers of an unbalanced roster: real bad, with no relief imminent. Let’s build a baseball team from scratch. What’s the first thing you get? Probably an incredible hitter, easily among the best in the league and in the prime of his career. And on the other side of the ball, a legit ace, who has the ability to strike guys out but...
Via Beyond The Box Score
3 days ago

Amiel Sawdaye on Arizona’s New Boston Culture

The Diamondbacks are building a Boston culture in the desert. That’s according to Amiel Sawdaye, who has the title of Senior Vice President, Assistant General Manager. Sawdaye came to Arizona over the offseason along with Mike Hazen, who stepped into the GM role in October. Both had long tenures with the Red Sox, with Sawdaye most recently serving as Vice President of Amateur and...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller expects strong results with refreshed attitude

SCOTTSDALE, Az. -- It’s too early for regret. Well, at least, for complete regret.Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ former general manager, told MLB Network Radio last week, “I should have stuck to my gut  ... My gut the whole time said I shouldn’t move Dansby Swanson.”Virtually the entire industry agreed with Stew’s gut, but enough about the DBacks’ continuing indigestion...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

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
8 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Arizona Diamondbacks Senior Baseball Systems Developer

Position: Arizona Diamondbacks Senior Baseball Systems Developer Location: PhoenixDescription: The purpose of this position is to design and develop new functionality and maintain existing applications within the Baseball Information Systems. Responsibilities: Responsible for design, development, and maintenance of new and existing functionality for the Baseball Information Systems...
Via Fangraphs
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker dealt with 10 bone spurs in his right foot last year

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker had a painful 2016 campaign in more ways than one. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Walker said that he had 10 bone spurs in his right foot last season that affected the use of his lower body. Walker also added that the biggest bone spur was 3/4 of an inch. #Dbacks Taijuan Walker said he had 10 bone spurs in his foot last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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