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D-backs hire Joe Carter as assistant to general manager Dave Stewart

  The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Joe Carter as special assistant to general manager Dave Stewart. Carter and Stewart played together for two seasons with Toronto, including the Blue Jays' 1993 World Series championship team. Carter's walk-off three-run home run off Mitch Williams in Game 6 gave the Blue Jays a come-from-behind victory to clinch their second straight world championship...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs hire Joe Carter as assistant to GM Stewart

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Joe Carter as special assistant to general manager Dave Stewart. Carter and Stewart played together for two seasons with Toronto, including the Blue Jays' 1993 World Series championship team. Carter's walk-off three-run home run off Mitch Williams in Game 6 gave the Blue Jays a come-from-behind victory to clinch their second straight...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fine with $91 million payroll ... for now

PHOENIX -- Money just isn't what it used to be. The Diamondbacks are positioned to spend about $91 million on payroll this season, possibly a few million more depending how their two arbitration cases go. It would be the third-highest figure in franchise history . . . and among the lower third in the major leagues in 2015. The D-backs made a big play in the offseason, committing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #104: Yasmany Tomas | 3B/OF | ARI

Predicting what Cuban imports will do once they reach the big leagues is tricky business for a number of reasons.  Firstly, it’s tough to gauge the level of competition both in Cuba and in international competition, which can be inconsistent at times. Secondly, often players that defect from Cuba miss development time while defecting and their bodies can change drastically between...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Wingnuts sign a legend

Álex "El Samurai" Cabrera signs with the Wingnuts Abroad, many may not know who Álex Cabrera is. Internationally, he is one of the most dangerous hitters in recent memory. Cabrera started his career back in 1991 at 19. His stint in Wichita will be his first baseball in America since he donned the Arizona Diamondbacks uniform in 2000. In his 31 MLB games, he batted .263 with...
Via The GM's Perspective
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ziegler Is An Absolute Square

I have no idea how or why I follow Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler, but I do. I also don’t know if Brad is a good or bad guy- it looks like he owns a foundation that supports our country’s servicemen and servicewomen, which seems like a very honorable thing to do. However, I noticed this tweet come across my timeline and it just made me think that Brad Ziegler must...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Tomas only looks forward

PHOENIX -- Like other Cuban emigres, Yasmany Tomas moved by boat from his homeland to Haiti, in this case, for sanctuary. The trip was "uncomfortable," he shared. That was then. This is now. In black trainers, a small band around his right wrist and gray D-backs t-shirt that bulged in places you might expect from a power hitter, Tomas did not elaborate further on his defection during...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Be A Diamondbacks Pool Lifeguard, Make $8 An Hour

  The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a few good lifeguards who are willing to work weeknights, weekends, late nights, extra innings and worthless August/September games when the D-backs are out of the playoff hunt. You’re in? How about $8/hr. to work the lifeguard job? Still in? Requirements from the D-backs job listing: • Ability to hear, comprehend and disseminate instructions...
Via Busted Coverage
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (16) | 2013 (8) | 2012 (5) | 2011 (23) | 2010 (28) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [64-98] NL West AAA: [81-63] Pacific Coast League - Reno AA: [79-58] Southern League - Mobile A+: [75-65] California League - Visalia A: [83-56] Midwest League - South Bend (2015: Kane County) A(ss): [48-28] Northwest League - Hillsboro Graduated...
Via Razzball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #117: Mark Trumbo | 1B/OF | ARI

Around this time last year we were projecting huge things from Mark Trumbo in his first year in the desert. He checked in at 56th overall in our 2014 Top 200 Countdown on the strength of a projected 36 HR and 97 RBI. I take partial responsibility for missing on Trumbo. Of all the contributors here at Baseball Professor, I’m by far the most pro-Trumbo, but that’s because I...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Arizona Diamondbacks

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / Chicago […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Trumbo, Reed still without deals for 2015

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks and right-hander Jeremy Hellickson on Friday reportedly agreed on a $4.275 million contract for 2015, leaving outfielder Mark Trumbo and closer Addison Reed as the only arbitration-eligible players left. The sides are to exchange salary figures today, and the arbitration process will continue until an agreement is reached or an arbitrator sets the player...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former big leaguer Kameron Loe suspended 50 games for drugs

NEW YORK (AP) Former major league pitcher Kameron Loe has been suspended 50 games for a drug violation. The commissioner's office announced Thursday that Loe and outfielder Terrell Joyce had been penalized 50 games each under the minor league program after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Both players are free agents. The 33-year-old Loe is 34-43 with a 4.49 ERA in nine...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart: lack of analytics make Diamondbacks “true baseball team”

Just when you think we were entering a new era of Arizona Diamondbacks baseball, with less silly statements from the team’s management, think again. Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart took a not so subtle shot at advanced analytics when talking to Nick Piecoro of AZCentral about the team’s pursuit of free agent starter James Shields. “I think James is a throwback guy by the way...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Lopez Agrees To Record Setting Deal In The Desert

As quickly as the Yoan Lopez sweepstakes started, it has come to an end. Jesse Sanchez of tweeted out this morning that Lopez has made his decision on which team he will pitch for stateside. Source: Cuban pitcher Yoan Lopez agrees to record deal ($8.27 million) with #Dbacks. The latest details found here. — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) January...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann: "Close the Hall of Fame and start over" (Video)

On Wednesday evening, ESPN's Keith Olbermann targeted the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) for what he considers to be a broken voting system for electing players to the Baseball Hall of Fame. According to Olbermann, players being excluded for suspected steroid use in recent years (most notably Mike Piazza in the most recent balloting) are "the lucky ones" because...
Via Holdout Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson has trouble buttoning up his Hall of Fame jersey (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Randy Johnson had some trouble buttoning up his jersey during Wednesday's press conference in Cooperstown for the newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.While Jon Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio had no issues with their jerseys, Johnson couldn't get the buttons lined up with the right holes the first time. Smoltz had buttoned his...
Via Holdout Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies, Diamondbacks will play Spring Training game in Mexico

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies will be playing a Spring Training game in Hermosillo, Mexico on March 29th. International baseball this spring: Announced today #Rockies and #DBacks will play in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Sunday, Mar. 29. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 7, 2015 Hey, at least it’s not a regular season game, and at least the teams don’t need to...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Low Strikes and Winter Deals

Last Sunday’s column included several perspectives on the strike zone. Arizona Diamondbacks’ senior vice president of baseball operations De Jon Watson wasn’t one of the people quoted, but I did address the subject with him at the winter meetings. Watson told me his club is paying attention, and is thus aware the 2014 zone was […]
Via Fangraphs
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade Miley confident in health, diet after trade from D-Backs

      This embed is invalid   " /> Wade Miley could be pitching with a chip on his shoulder this season.   Miley, who was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Boston Red Sox last week, is joining his new club amid chatter that his preparation habits weren’t sitting well with his old club in the weeks leading up to the deal. The 28-year-old left...
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees land Jeter's replacement in Didi Gregorius

With Derek Jeter riding off into the sunset, the Yankees needed a shortstop. The Diamondbacks were always somewhat natural trade partners, given the presence of both Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings. With a little assistance from the Detroit Tigers, it sounds like the teams have finally struck a deal. The reported trade looks something like […]
Via Fangraphs
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs rumors: Miguel Montero edition

Among many of the reported Chicago Cubs’ offseason targets is Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher Miguel Montero. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks are open to listening to trade offers for the two-time All Star. Montero is under contract until 2017 and is owed $12 million in 2015 and $14 million in both 2016 and 1017 – a total of $40 million. For the Cubs...
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasmany Tomas agrees to deal with Diamondbacks

Deep down, I think we all knew that Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas would end up with a mystery team. Sure enough, the mystery team has won once again. But I think the identity of this year’s mystery team has shocked most of us – it’s the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have agreed to signed Tomas according to Jesse Sanchez of The six-year, $68.5 million pact falls short of...
Via The Outside Corner
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks sign Yasmany Tomas

This offseason has already been a pretty wild one for Major League Baseball, and we were thrown yet another curveball on Wednesday. The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly signed Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas to a six-year contract worth $68.5 million. The Diamondbacks had not been considered a serious player for Tomas, while the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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