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Yasmany Tomas: The Cuban Pipeline’s Latest Import

MESA, AZ – MARCH 10: Yasmany Tomas #24 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a solo home-run against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of the spring training game at HoHoKam Stadium on March 10, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Baseball’s international footprint is scattered all across Latin America. But there’s no ignoring the trend...
Via The Sports Journal
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Pollock Becoming an Instrumental Part of the Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks’ David Peralta, left, celebrates with A.J. Pollock during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, after Pollock hit a go-ahead two-run home run. The Diamondbacks won 4-2. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) The Diamondbacks have been on fire for the past five games, four against the Miami Marlins and one with the...
Via The Sports Journal
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Ahmed leads Diamondbacks to Victory over Cubs in 13 with a Walk off

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed, lifted by teammates, celebrates with teammates after a walk-off RBI single against the Chicago Cubs after a baseball game, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 5-4 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/Matt York) Saturday night was all about tying records for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they edged passed the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in 13, for their...
Via The Sports Journal
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks edge Marlins to complete 4-game sweep

  The Arizona Diamondbacks scored the run that put them ahead to stay Thursday thanks to a walk, a bobbled bunt and two infield singles. "It wasn't very conventional," manager Chip Hale said. That's the way it works when things are going well for a team -- or in the case of the Miami Marlins, not going well. A.J. Pollock drove in the go-ahead run when he barely beat out a hit with...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Closer Report, Week 7: Goodbye Mr. Happy, and a Snake Committee?

Big changes since last week kibitzed away and lot's of rankings went up and down.  The regions in the south seem to be upping the border patrol in regards to the save situation, as both Texas and Arizona are forming committees.  For this week, I would rather focus on the desert instead of the burbs of Arlington.  So with the demotion of Addison Reed and a full on committee type...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson pitches into 9th, leads Diamondbacks past Marlins

  Chase Anderson allowed four hits in a career-high eight innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks dealt the Miami Marlins their sixth straight loss with a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night. David Peralta drove in three runs and A.J. Pollock stole second, third and home, finishing with three of the Diamondbacks' six stolen bases. He had three hits and scored four times. Anderson (1-1)...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting The D’Backs Young Rotation

This spring, the Arizona rotation was a fascinating mix of imported and home-grown youth, and Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson. Each of the youngsters gave us a point of emphasis this spring, and now that they’ve each had a few chances to show their work, we could give out some first semester grades. And maybe […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ziegler tabbed as primary, but not exclusive option to close games

On Monday night Enrique Burgos picked up the first save for the D-backs since Addison Reed was demoted from the closer’s role, but he isn’t expected to be the team’s closer going forward. Manager Chip Hale spoke about the ninth inning role with a local radio show:"I would say the number one guy right now for us to close a game is (Brad) Ziegler," he told Burns and Gambo on...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman calls Phillies fan who stole her home run ball a 'dog'

A Philadelphia Phillies fan who ripped a Maikel Franco home run ball out of the hands of Joyce Murphy Kiner, a 63-year-old woman, during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks has been identified on Facebook. The man’s name is Jim Bergen and his identity was discovered after he bragged about snagging the ball on social...Read More The post Phillies fan who ripped away...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamonbacks Remove Addison Reed from Closer Role

View image | The Arizona Diamondback shave removed Addison Reed from his closer role.  Brad Ziegler is the guy to add in fantasy baseball.    #Dbacks Chip Hale says he will play match ups in 9th inning rather than strictly Addison Reed. — Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) May 15, 2015 The Diamondbacks are 15-18 yet they have just two saves as a team...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper ejected for yelling at umpire after check swing

Bryce Harper was ejected from Wednesday’s Nationals-Diamondbacks game after yelling at home plate umpire Rob Drake for calling him out on a check swing. Harper was called out to end the top of the 7th Wednesday during a 5-5 game and was livid. There was a 2-2 count and Harper felt like he held up...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Bullpen provides no relief

Oliver Perez A bullpen for a Major League organization is so critical for success, and a bullpen is what the Arizona Diamondbacks lack. One game after another, the relief pitchers find someway to add a number in the loss column as they alone have a 4-7 record to the Arizona total 14-17. Some of the names in the D-Back bullpen include Oliver Perez, Evan Marshall, Brad Ziegler, and...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucky Fan At Diamondbacks Game Snags Two Foul Balls In One At-Bat (Video)

While it’s difficult to calculate the odds of catching a foul ball at a Major League Baseball game, many agree that they end up landing somewhere around 1 in 1,000. But one fan at Chase Field shattered those odds. At Monday’s Washington Nationals-Arizona Diamondbacks game, a fan wearing an Ernie Banks jersey managed to grab not one, but two foul balls in the top of the ninth...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words – Vol. 21

For Baseball Hot Corner’s articles to be recognized by Google, they put a requirement on all blogs that each post/article should be 300 words or more.  That’s usually not a problem for major breaking trades or free agent signing news.  But sometimes, there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but might not need the requisite 300 word analysis.  Nevertheless...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs fan makes one-handed catch, doesn't spill his drink (Video)

An Arizona Diamondbacks fan made a great one-handed catch while holding his drink in his other hand, and not spilling a single drop, during Saturday night's game against San Diego.The fan in the front row of the mezzanine stayed calm and made it look incredibly easy, while the fan behind him had his eyes closed and was just hoping for the best. The D-backs television broadcasters...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Archie Bradley’s Face Looking Less Gigantic After Line Drive To Face (Photo)

After a scary accident a week and a half ago, Archie Bradley almost looks like a normal human being again. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher had a major scare when he took a line drive to the face last Tuesday, causing his right cheek to swell to astronomical proportions. Bradley still is recovering from the gruesome injury, but judging by his Twitter account...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Intriguing Diamondbacks Rotation

The Diamondbacks rotation wasn’t overly exciting entering the season, and in some ways that hasn’t changed. However, the performances of a few members of the rotation have pushed them towards fantasy relevance. Here’s a rundown of the Diamondbacks rotation, specifically which of them you should be paying attention to. The Ace The “ace” of the Diamondbacks staff is Josh...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Archie Bradley hit in face by line drive, leaves game

Your browser does not support iframes. Archie Bradley left the Arizona Diamondbacks’ game with the Colorado Rockies in the top of the second inning Tuesday after being hit in the face by a Carlos Gonzalez line drive. Bradley had a 2-0 count on Gonzalez and left a curveball out on the middle of the plate...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Some sad news is coming out of Detroit on Tuesday. Former MLB player and multiple-time World Series hero Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (via Detroit Free Press). In a statement announcing his diagnosis, Gibson had this to say: I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief that no matter the circumstances...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Caliendo hysterically presents D-backs starting lineup (Video)

Comedian Frank Caliendo presents Wednesday's Arizona Diamondbacks starting lineup, under the guise of his hysterical celebrity impressions, featuring Jon Gruden, Chris Berman, Charles Barkley and John Madden.Several celebrities stopped by to announce tonight's #Dbacks starting lineup.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 23, 2015H/T Next Impulse. This...
Via Holdout Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Arizona Diamondbacks TrackMan Operator

Position: Arizona Diamondbacks TrackMan Operator Location: Geneva, Ill. Description: Operator will be responsible for running TrackMan system at the Single-A Kane County Cougars affiliate during each home game. This position is available from April until mid-September. Responsibilities: Responsible for setting up rosters and tagging the information. Track/chart information for the...
Via Fangraphs
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

D-Backs made Dodgers fans change their clothes?

Did the Arizona Diamondbacks once again coerce some Los Angeles Dodgers fans who were on camera to change their clothes? Two years ago, the D-Backs admitted to asking a handful of fans who were sitting behind home plate to either cover up their Dodgers gear or be moved to a luxury suite. A D-Backs spokesman...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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