DIAMONDBACKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What to make of Robbie Ray

Last week, Robbie Ray took the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks and promptly struck out 13 Padres hitters in seven innings. He only walked one and gave up one hit — a home run to Patrick Kivlehan in the bottom of of the fifth inning. Ray, as the saying goes, was dealing. If such a […] The post What to make of Robbie Ray appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 hour ago

D-backs minor-league report: Jensen earns PCL all-star nod

Reno first baseman Kyle Jensen was named Monday to the PCL All-Star team.Jensen leads all of minor-league baseball with 120 RBI and all Triple-A players with 30 home runs. The 28-year-old first baseman is hitting .298 for the season and carries a 12-game hitting streak (20 for 50 with 4 home runs and 15 RBI) through Sunday's games. His streak includes an inside-the-park home run...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Mitch Haniger: the Next Jake Lamb?

There have been few times when stats have screamed something at us the way they did with respect to Jake Lamb‘s work at High-A and Double-A; it seemed nearly certain that his minor league BABIPs revealed a sustainable source of extra bases, even though he didn’t have the home run numbers a power hitter typically shows at those levels. …
Via Inside the Zona
7 hours ago

Lewkowicz: David Peralta is no longer a cab driver & he’ll be back in a big fight soon

Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter of suddenly red-hot welterweight David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta, says big changes are on the way for his cab-driving Argentinean fighter. On Saturday night, Peralta (26-2-1, 14 KOs), a 70:1 underdog, came out of retirement to win a surprise 12-round split decision over former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero at the Honda Center in...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
9 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – relievers gain improvement

  Reliever Jake Barrett of the Arizona Diamondbacks turned in an encouraging effort For relievers of Arizona Diamondbacks, perhaps this was a case of too little, too late. With the season nearly in the rear view mirror, this is the part of the campaign where manager Chip Hale said all of his pitchers are surveyed […] Arizona Diamondbacks – relievers gain improvement - Venom...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Pollock makes impact in third game back

After going a combined 0-for-8 on Friday and Saturday, Arizona's A.J. Pollock went 3-for-5 with three singles, two stolen bases, and scored a pair of runs in a win over the Reds.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

Tomas, Castillo, Bradley leads Diamondbacks past Reds, 11-2

PHOENIX (AP) Yasmany Tomas homered, Welington Castillo drove in four runs and Archie Bradley earned his first win in more than a month to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Castillo had two hits, a run-scoring single in the fifth and an RBI double in the eighth, and knocked in runs with a fielder's choice grounder and a sacrifice fly...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Behind the scenes at D-backs Alumni Game

The Arizona Diamondbacks take pride in not only celebrating the memorable history of the organization, but in the fan experience they provide outside of the lines. That’s never more evident than the annual alumni game that reunites some of the organizations’ most familiar faces and gives the fans another chance to look back at the team’s highlights. […] The post Behind...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Notebook on Bradley, Segura, lineup

Archie Bradley of the Arizona Diamondbacks will be closely monitored during his Sunday outing against the Reds.  Right-hander Archie Bradley didn’t make the 25-man roster out of spring training, but the Arizona Diamondbacks knew they would need him at some point this season. Bradley made two starts at Triple-A Reno. Then, he was called up […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Notebook...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Campos could emerge as long-reliever

  The Arizona Diamondbacks remain in search for a reliable, long reliever Over the past few weeks, Chip Hale, manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, says his pitchers are in a continued cycle of audition. That includes starters and relievers, and not one pitcher, Hale points out, is exempt. A subsequent shuffling took place earlier this […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Campos could...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Results & photos: David Peralta upsets Robert Guerrero with split decision win

Argentina’s David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta, (26-2-1, 14 KOs) shockingly defeated Robert “The Ghost Guerrero, (33-5-1, 18 KOs) by 12-round split decision in the main event of Premier Boxing Champion on Spike Saturday night from the Honda Center in Anaheim. Scores were 116-112 and 115-113 for Peralta and 115-113 for Guerrero in the main event of the televised tripleheader...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Campos saves D-backs taxed bullpen after Godley's bad day'

PHOENIX -- Vincente Campos served an important role in an otherwise forgettable night for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.With Arizona trailing by nine runs, Campos relieved and chewed up 5 2/3 innings in his major league debut to save the Diamondbacks' bullpen in a 13-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.Campos allowed three runs, two earned, and four hits in relief of starter Zack...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D'backs' Segura removed from game with illness

PHOENIX (AP) Jean Segura left the Arizona Diamondbacks' game against the Cincinnati Reds after two innings due to illness on Saturday night. Segura walked to lead off the first inning, but Brandon Drury replaced him at second base to begin the third. The Diamondbacks were trailing 9-0 when Segura came out. Segura is hitting .316 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs this season.
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pollock: ‘Awesome getting to play the game I love again’

PHOENIX — Uncertainty was never an issue. Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock always believed he would play this season, even if some thought the second iteration of his fractured right elbow would require the same amount of downtime as the first, which cost him the 2010 season. It was that deliberate speed that was […] The post Pollock: ‘Awesome getting to play...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Are The Diamondbacks Actually In A Bad Position?

Sitting in the cellar of the NL West, alongside the San Diego Padres, are the Arizona Diamondbacks. Coming into the season, these Diamondbacks, who last year won 79 games, had high expectations with the additions of NL Cy Young runner-up in Zack Greinke and All Star Shelby Miller to the mix. Nevertheless, the franchise is in a state of turmoil as ownership faces a decision...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Ray: A Diamondback Discusses His Arsenal

Robbie Ray has a 7-11 win-loss record and a 4.31 ERA. Neither is impressive. Some of his other numbers are. The Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander has a 3.53 FIP and his walks and strikeouts per nine innings are 3.2 and 11.2, respectively. His velocity is also notable. Ray’s heater is averaging 93.9 mph and topping out at 97. Six weeks short of his 25th birthday, he’s never thrown...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How to Solve a Problem Like the Diamondbacks

Despite internally high hopes after some notable acquisitions over the winter, the Diamondbacks season has simply been an unmitigated disaster. As we head towards September, they have a 51-73 record, second-worst in the National League, and they’ve played every bit as poorly as their record indicates; they also have baseball’s second-worst run differential (-129) and third-worst...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: D-Backs ownership blocked Miller trade, Hale firing

Arizona Diamondbacks ownership is strongly considering front office changes, and they’ve been meddling in affairs for a while now. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale shed light on the situation, with the struggling Diamondbacks having been one of baseball’s biggest disappointments in 2016. Owner Ken Kendrick is reportedly considering the futures of CEO Tony La Russa and general manager...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmany Tomas Is Finally Pulling the Ball in the Air

A poor base-runner and fielder who strikes out a lot and also doesn’t walk much needs to have a batting average like Tony Gwynn — or otherwise hit for a ton of power — to be a worthwhile player. This is the plight of Yasmany Tomas. He doesn’t run well and plays poor defense at one of the less challenging positions. He strikes out in a quarter of his plate appearances while...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What do Paul Goldschmidt, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig have in common?

Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt isn’t just one of baseball’s best players. He’s also making history. Through the first 738 games of his career, Goldschmidt has lofted himself into rarefied air. “Only two other players in baseball history – Hall of Fame royalty Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig – have put up equal or better numbers than Goldschmidt has when...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Collins goes on rant after Mets swept, fall to .500

The last-place Arizona Diamondbacks finished off a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 9-0 victory on Thursday at Citi Field. The loss dropped the Mets to .500 at 57-57, and was their 11th loss in their last 15 games. Mets manager Terry Collins met with the media after the game, and answered one question… before ranting for nearly four minutes and then storming out. ...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Maricopa County to Diamondbacks owner: “go back to f—ing West Virginia”

We last brought to you word of turmoil between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County over the state of Chase Field and the Diamondbacks desire for a new stadium in March. And now, thanks to a new report from The Arizona Republic, it seems like things between the team and local government have gotten even more contentious. Back in March, the Diamondbacks were complaining...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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