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Ranking the 50-win teams

Credit: Darryl Webb/AP   9. Arizona Diamondbacks (55-76): The loss of Paul Goldschmidt has left the Diamondbacks without any significant contributor. The best has probably been surprisingly the acquisition Vidal Nuno who has a 3.54 ERA in nine starts since being acquired from the New York Yankees. The best position player has probably been David Peralta who has hit .287, but nobody...
Via Reading Between The Seams
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs to host Social Speakeasy on Friday

PHOENIX -- The FOX Sports Arizona Girls will be participating in the Arizona Diamondbacks first-ever a #DbacksSocial Speakeasy on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Coors Light Strike Zone at Chase Field. The event is free with any game ticket, but fans will be required to follow special instructions from the team's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or newly launched Snapchat account to gain...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks continue infield shuffle

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks juggled their middle infield multiple times this season, and the experimentation is not about to stop now. Starting second baseman Aaron Hill likely will see much of his playing time at third base over the final month, manager Kirk Gibson indicated Sunday in what seemed to be the natural extension of Saturday's news that Chris Owings will be used at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Didi homer salvages Nuno gem

PHOENIX -- Arizona's coaches chatted with a few of young players before the game, offering some hitting tips and encouragement. Among that group were Didi Gregorius and Jake Lamb. It didn't take the youngsters long to apply what they learned. Lamb hit his first career homer and Gregorius hit a three-run shot in the eighth inning after Arizona blew the lead in the top half...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs Rookie High-Fives Imaginary Teammates After First Home Run (Video)

It’s never easy being a rookie in Major League Baseball. Just about every aspect of the game is tougher at the highest level — even pleasing your own teammates. Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Jake Lamb tore up the minor leagues with 37 home runs during a year and a half span. He was called up on Aug. 7 this season, and initially couldn’t find his power stroke. Finally on Saturday...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jake Lamb hits first career home run, high fives invisible D-backs teammates

Your browser does not support iframes.   Diamondbacks rookie third baseman Jake Lamb hit his first career home run tonight, and not only should it be a memorable moment for him, but a memorable moment for D-backs fans. After touching home plate and heading for the dugout, Lamb noticed that his teammates were giving him the ceremonial “silent treatment” after hitting his first...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: AJ Pollock, Chris Owings

Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock hopes to continue his rehab assignment today with the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate in Reno.  He has been on the disabled list since June 1 with a fractured hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch, as reported by Jacob Fagan of Sports Injury Alert.  Shortstop Chris Owings is also rehabbing in Reno.  He is on the DL because...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid wearing popcorn tub hat gets drilled by Bryce Harper foul ball (video)

As a consequence of an unfortunate yet hilarious sequence of events, a young fan attending Wednesday’s Washington Nationals-Arizona Diamondbacks tilt ended up in a crumpled mas of humanity … right next to the crumpled popcorn tub he previously was wearing as a hat. Your browser does not support iframes. A foul ball off the […] The post Kid wearing popcorn tub hat gets drilled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa has no plans to bring back Kirk Gibson, yet

The USA Today reported on Tuesday morning that the Arizona Diamondbacks’ current plan was to bring back their skipper Kirk Gibson for at least a sixth season in 2015, which if true, would show Arizona’s content with mediocrity. The Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, through a spokesman, called the USA Today’s report inaccurate, though. It’s certainly possible...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Gibson will remain manager

According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks plan on having Kirk Gibson as their manager in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring back manager Kirk Gibson for the 2015 season, but Tony La Russa delaying any official announcement. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 19, 2014 The Diamondbacks have not officially announced that they will...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson’s rumored return shows Arizona is fine with mediocrity

The fate of Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has been uncertain this year, with his team struggling out of the gate and getting enveloped by a cloud of controversy in the face of their “unintentional” methods of retribution against teams who dare plunk their players. Naturally, it looks like Gibson will be back for the Diamondbacks in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks consider bringing back Kirk Gibson

In 2011 the Arizona Diamondbacks won the National League West. Since then the team has been unable to get above the .500 mark and currently finds itself 19 games under for the year. While manager Kirk Gibson could be an obvious one to point fingers at the team is planning to bring him back reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. However he does caution that chief baseball officer Tony...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs recall Will Harris, option Bradin Hagens to Reno

#Dbacks recall pitcher @willharris15 from the Triple-A Reno @Aces and option pitcher Bradin Hagens to Reno. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 18, 2014   The Diamondbacks continue their game of “Musical Bullpen” by optioning rookie pitcher Bradin Hagens to Reno and recalling reliever Will Harris to the Bigs. Harris will be in his third stint with the Snakes this year...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks acquire former first round pick

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Brett Jackson from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league pitcher Blake Cooper. Jackson was the Cub’s first round pick in the 2009 draft. Entering the 2012 season he was a top 40 prospect. Injuries have slowed his progression and he hasn’t played a full season since 2011. The University of California Berkeley graduate has shown...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: A.J. Pollock, Chris Owings, Cody Ross

The Diamondbacks had hoped outfielder A.J. Pollock would be back on the field by now, but his recovery is coming along slower than expected. He broke his hand on May 31 and was then struck on the same hand in his rehab assignment on July 31 in Arizona League, according to Nick Piercoro of Arizona Central.#491036617 / gettyimages.comThe hit by pitch in the Arizona League was on a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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