Arizona Diamondbacks Need More Consistency in the Front Office

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7 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Barrett could not hold late lead

  The bullpen for the Arizona Diamondbacks, shaky all season, suffered another defeat If the starting pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks has been troublesome this season, ditto for the bullpen. Having traded away two-third of the back end of their bullpen earlier this season, manager Chip Hale and other decision-makers decided to retool the bullpen. […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
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13 hours ago

Bradley turns shaky start into decent outing

D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley did something different after his start in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Braves. Not long after the game, Bradley was in the video room watching tape of his outing with coaches, trying to solve any mechanical issues leading to his struggles this month.
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13 hours ago

D-backs' Tomas exits game with stiff back

D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas left Tuesday night's game against the Braves at the start of the eighth inning because of mid-back stiffness.
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14 hours ago

D-backs mull bullpen option for De La Rosa

PHOENIX — Two springs ago, the Diamondbacks decided the best thing for Daniel Hudson — and for them — was to use Hudson out of the bullpen, the better to get the most out of his twice-surgically-repaired right elbow. They having are similar thoughts regarding Rubby De La Rosa, who had one Tommy John surgery […] The post D-backs mull bullpen option for De La Rosa appeared...
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16 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – will Pollock return this week?

  A. J. Pollock, centerfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks, could be back in centerfield as early as this Friday Expect A. J. Pollock back in the lineup for the Arizona Diamondbacks by this Friday. That’s not exactly a promise made by manager Chip Hale, but the reality of Pollock back in the Chase Field gardens […] Arizona Diamondbacks – will Pollock return this week? - Venom...
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18 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Ray is beyond ‘potential’

  Robbie Ray, left-hander of the Arizona Diamondbacks, is among leaders in strikeouts By all consensus, the starting rotation of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been a disaster. Save the modest 11 wins from Zack Greinke, who also spent nearly a month and one-half on the disabled list, the fall from grace of starters was as […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Ray is beyond ‘potential...
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1 day ago

Goldschmidt caps D-backs comeback with walk-off HR

PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 9-8 on Monday night.Goldschmidt hit his 19th homer off John Gant (1-3) deep into the left-field seats to lead off the inning, helping Arizona overcome a five-run deficit and a two-homer night from Freddie Freeman.Freeman hit a solo homer off Enrique Burgos (1...
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Dansby Swanson on playing against Arizona Diamondbacks for first time since trade

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A Game of Adjustments for Brandon Drury (and Everyone Else)

I’ve been excited about Brandon Drury for quite some time. When Justin Upton was sent to what would become a receptacle for useful Diamondbacks (also commonly referred to as “the Braves”), Randall Delgado was sort of “the big get” in return. While rumors swirled that Kevin Towers had his choice of Delgado or Julio Teheran, it was Delgado that …
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1 day ago

Pollock set to rejoin D-backs this week

Barring any setbacks, D-backs outfielder A.J. Pollock will be back in the Majors this week. His rehab assignment ends on Wednesday.
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1 day ago

Tony La Russa Defends Shelby Miller Trade

A necessary search for quality pitching drove the Diamondbacks’ offseason acquisition of right-hander Shelby Miller, club chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said in defending the swap in comments to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. While the Arizona front office has obviously discussed that highly-scrutinized deal before, its ongoing relevance is heightened by recent...
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1 day ago

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...
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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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ray fans 13 in dominant one-hitter of Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Robbie Ray struck out a career-high 13 and gave up just one hit in seven innings, pitching the Arizona Diamondbacks past the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night. There were no hits in the game until the fifth. Arizona finished with four hits, the Padres got three. Ray (7-11) featured a fastball in the upper 90s mph. He overpowered the Padres until the fifth inning when...
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3 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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Loewen on his Anything-But-Ordinary Career

Adam Loewen was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. His future is thus in limbo, but that’s nothing new for the 32-year-old southpaw. Loewen has become well-acquainted with adversity and uncertainty since being drafted fourth-overall by the Orioles in 2002. A contract squabble delayed the start of Loewen’s professional career, and he had barely 100...
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7 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. ...
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12 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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the great Lefty/Righty pitcher combinations

The 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks rocketed to a title with a killer lefty/righty duo of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling. The two shared Series MVP honors for their combined efforts in mowing down Yankee batters. But their time together was fleeting compared to some of the following LH/RH pitching partners who combined for at least 250 wins while on the same roster (Johnson...
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Report: Diamondbacks drawing interest in Shelby Miller, Daniel Hudson

How does that old saying go about one man’s trash, another man’s treasure? According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Thursday, the Arizona Diamondbacks are drawing serious interest in right-handers Shelby Miller and Daniel Hudson. The #Dbacks are drawing lots of interest in Shelby Miller, and are listening. They also have 3 teams aggressively pursuing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: D-Backs making Shelby Miller available via trade

One of the biggest names moved during the most recent MLB offseason is already available again. The Diamondbacks have reportedly made pitcher Shelby Miller available in trade talks, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Sources: The Diamondbacks have let teams know Shelby Miller is available in a trade. Price isn't nearly what it cost them eight months ago. — Jeff Passan...
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July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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