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Q&A: Chip Hale, Arizona Diamondbacks Manager

Chip Hale replaced Kirk Gibson as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this month. What approach will he bring to a franchise coming off a 98-loss season? Based on a conversation with Hale, it will be one closely entwined with that of Arizona’s new leadership up top. Dave Stewart is now the general manager and […]
Via Fangraphs
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Arizona Diamondbacks will be the next MLB team to cash in locally

Congratulations, Arizona Diamonbacks – you’re the latest MLB team to get an infusion of cash thanks to a new local television deal! According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are “getting very close” to a 15 or 20 year local TV contract that will “double or maybe triple” the $31 million that the team is currently getting paid by Fox Sports Arizona...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamandbacks Rumors: Bronson Arroyo should be ready Opening Day

Diamondbacks right-hander Bronson Arroyo's agent says he will be ready by Opening Day, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Arroyo underwent Tommy John surgery on July 15, 2014.#494777969 / gettyimages.comArroyo made 14 starts in 2014, going 7-4 with a 4.08 ERA (92 ERA+) before suffering elbow inflammation in late May. He was placed on the DL in mid-June for the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Bronson Arroyo should be ready Opening Day

Diamondbacks right-hander Bronson Arroyo's agent says he will be ready by Opening Day, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Arroyo underwent Tommy John surgery on July 15, 2014.#450290756 / gettyimages.comArroyo made 14 starts in 2014, going 7-4 with a 4.08 ERA (92 ERA+) before suffering elbow inflammation in late May. He was placed on the DL in mid-June for the...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks make 2 more additions to front office

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced two more front-office additions, naming Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as special assistant to the senior vice president of baseball operations and coordinator of professional scouting. Minniti spent the last five seasons as assistant general manager of the Washington Nationals. He began his professional...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hale: D-backs strong up the middle

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale knows what he likes when constructing a baseball team, and he sees a lot of it in the first group he will take to spring training. "Since I was a young baseball player, we were always taught to be strong up the middle -- catcher, second base, shortstop, center field," Hale said last week after he was introduced as the organization...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Grace to serve as D-backs' assistant hitting coach

  Mark Grace will join the staff of new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale as assistant hitting coach. The club announced Hale's staff on Thursday, with Andy Green as third-base coach and Glenn Sherlock bench coach. Sherlock shifts from third-base coach and is among six from former manager Kirk Gibson's staff who are being retained. Another is Henry Blanco, who will...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Green, Grace join 6 holdovers on Hale's coaching staff

PHOENIX -- Chip Hale's coaching staff with the Arizona Diamondbacks will include six holdovers from Kirk Gibson's staff, plus a pair of new additions: third-base coach Andy Green and assistant hitting coach Mark Grace. The six holdovers are bench coach Glenn Sherlock, pitching coach Mike Harkey, hitting coach Turner Ward, first-base coach Dave McKay, bullpen coach Mel Stottlemyre...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs hire Mark Grace as assistant hitting coach

New Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is beginning to assemble his coaching staff. That staff will include a somewhat surprising name in Mark Grace. Source: Mark Grace will become #Dbacks assistant hitting coach. Appears Turner Ward remains hitting coach. Blanco shifting to new role. — Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) October 16, 2014 Grace being hired as a hitting coach...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks name Hale new manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that Chip Hale will serve as the team’s new manager Monday. Hale most recently was the bench coach for the Oakland Athletics under manager Bob Melvin. The duo led the A’s to the American League Wild Card Game, but were defeated in crushing fashion by the Kansas City Royals. Hale is no stranger to the Diamondbacks organization. He was the third...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Hale to manage Arizona Diamondbacks

My first reaction upon hearing that Tony La Russa and the Arizona Diamondbacks had hired Chip Hale to manage the team was, "Who?" And yeah, Walter William "Chip" Hale is not a household name. He played parts of seven seasons as a utility guy, Mostly for the Twins and finished up his minor league career with Memphis, the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate. As...
Via The Flagrant Fan
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Hale’s plan: Make every Diamondback 15 percent better

Arizona Diamondbacks new manager Chip Hale said his goal is to make each player he comes in contact with 15 percent better. Hale was introduced Monday as the sixth fulltime manager in D-backs history. “That’s just something that I’ve always thought about since rookie ball,” Hale said of his 15 percent philosophy. “Our mantra was, you look at your team and say, OK, this...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alomar a finalist for Arizona job

Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is reportedly one of the four finalists for the Arizona managers job. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Alomar, Oakland bench coach Chip Hale, Diamondbacks Triple-A manager Phil Nevin and Jim Tracy, who has managerial experience in the majors, are the other candidates. The Diamondbacks are believed to want to make a decision next...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Manager announcement expected on Monday

The Arizona Diamondbacks season was a major flop this year.  Instead of contending for a playoff spot, the club ended up battling for last place and the worst record in baseball.  From the start to the finish the club never found the .500 mark.  Because of this, manager Kirk Gibson lost his job.  With a job open, NBCsports is reporting that a managerial decision is expected...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Are Flush With Young Shortstops

When it comes to starting pitching, the Mets have plenty of it. Something they lack is major league ready position players that are ready to step in at shortstop and left field. While we can speculate about Wilmer Flores‘ ability to hold down that job, it doesn’t seem like the Mets are ready to go all-in on him just yet. Enter the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like the Mets with pitchers...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Airzona could deal shortstop for starting pitching

After a season of underachieving, the Arizona Diamondbacks enter the offseason with plenty of needs.  One way to fill some of there needs could be by trading on of their strong young shortstops.The organization needs pitching and they have three young and talented players at shortstop.  Nick Piecoro is reporting if there is going to be a trade in the organization from new general...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks begin manager hunt

The Arizona Diamondbacks have begun their search for a new manager. The team confirmed eight candidates for the job Wednesday including: Sandy Alomar Jr., Jay Bell, Andy Green, Joe McEwing, Phil Nevin, Jim Tracy, and Turner Ward. I think the first priority is leadership, a personality,” D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said Monday when asked what he’s looking for...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Chris Owings to have shoulder surgery Thursday

The Arizona Diamondbacks finished the 2014 season with a record of 64-98, last in the National League West. They were near the bottom of the league in runs scored and team ERA. Injuries also hindered the team, as only two players appeared in over 120 games. Shortstop Chris Owings, who missed nearly half the season, will undergo shoulder surgery on Thursday. #454736856 / gettyimages...
Via MLB Injury News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Rose, former Reds stars hang out with Eddie Vedder

It’s gotta be one of the more random assortment of people hanging out with each other, right? Monday, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder (who was in the Queen City to kick off Pearl Jam’s U.S. tour), baseball’s hit king Pete Rose and former Cincinnati Reds stars Sean Casey and Bronson Arroyo held court at the Green Diamond Gallery. The private, members-only club houses a collection...
Via Hall of Very Good
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson

About to wrap up a season that will see them finish with the worst record in baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks and new executive Tony La Russa have fired manager Kirk Gibson. Tony La Russa cleans house, as #Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell — HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) September 26, 2014 It’s been an incredibly disappointing...
Via Sportsnaut
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kirk Gibson has lost support of D'Backs clubhouse

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)   Sources: LaRussa not yet convinced that #DBacks should fire Gibson, but clubhouse support for manager all but gone. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 13, 2014   According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse support of Kirk Gibson is “all but gone.” If this is truly the case, Gibson should be ready to pack his bags...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: La Russa announces GM candidates

The search for the new general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks has begun. Steve Gilbert of has reported multiple times that the Diamondbacks are committed to improving their advanced metrics department. Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa has said that the team will embrace advanced metrics more than in years past but the metrics department will not interfere with the...
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs outfielder walks to first...on ball three (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ender Inciarte had an embarrassing moment when he walked to first after ball three during his fifth inning at-bat in Friday night's game against Los Angeles.Inciarte took a 2-2 pitch low, tossed his bat aside and started jogging to first before being notified of his mistake. After double-checking with the...
Via Holdout Sports
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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