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Diamondbacks recall Matt Stites, option Allen Webster to Reno

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have recalled reliever Matt Stites from Triple-A Reno and optioned starting pitcher Allen Webster back to Reno. Stites was 0-1 with three saves and a 3.00 ERA in nine innings at Reno. He opened the season on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. He appeared in 37 games for the Diamondbacks last year and posted a 5.73 ERA. Webster made four starts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks are contenders, but team's direction is unclear

The Arizona Diamondbacks have been a tough read this season. Entering the season, things were looking a bit more positive for the club. The team cemented its management structure, bringing in Chip Hale at manager and Dave Stewart at general manager. The D-Backs also scored in free agency, bringing in the most coveted international free agent Yasmany Tomas with a mammoth six...
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Bats Come Alive for Arizona Diamondbacks in Win Over Dodgers

Arizona Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock, right, and Cliff Pennington (4) celebrate after they both score on a triple by teammate David Peralta during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) In a thrilling game on the diamond in the scorching hot desert on Monday night, the D-backs mounted...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs injury update: Patrick Corbin's return in sight

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin's return from Tommy John surgery is in sight. Arizona manager Chip Hale said Corbin will make one more rehab start in the minors before returning as starter during a two-game series on July 7-8 at Texas. Corbin last pitched Friday for Double-A Mobile, when he went six innings and allowed four hits and two earned runs. He threw 79 pitches...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks, please learn to use Brad Ziegler

Yet again, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale refused to use Brad Ziegler in a jam and lost the game for it. Before he took over the closer role, Ziegler was the reliever who would come in with runners on and bail out the previous pitcher. Whether listed as a closer or as a middle reliever, Ziegler is the D’Backs best option in jams and needs to be used to escape them. During...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

The Arizona Diamondbacks are already ranked 7th in MLB runs scored, and have 3 of the top 5 hitters in AAA.  However, they have the 5th worst team ERA, and they don't have a AAA Pitcher ranked higher than 60, according to our ranking system.  They will have to make a move at some point and give up some of their bats.  Jamie Romak and Nick Evans are probably past the point of...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Chicago White Sox closer Addison Reed demoted to triple-A

The Arizona Diamondbacks recently banished former Chicago White Sox closer Addison Reed to Triple-A after a mediocre 2014, and now a pretty poor first third of 2015. Reed, a 26-year old righthander, was traded to the D’backs in December, 2013. In exchange, the Sox picked up 3rd baseman Matt Davidson. At the time of the 2013 trade, Reed had finished the season with a 3.79 ERA,...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs pitchers focus on throwing two-seam fastballs

Diamondbacks pitchers have been throwing two-seam fastballs more often this season. The Arizona Republic notes that D-backs starters have gone from throwing the pitch 11 percent of the time last year to 31 percent this season. Allen Webster has dramatically increased his usage of the pitch. He’s gone from employing it a modest 16 percent of the time last season to 51 percent of...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fail to reach .500 for 11th straight time

The Arizona Diamondbacks failed to reach .500 for the 11th straight time this season. A win over the Rockies on Thursday would have given them an even 36-36 record. They have not been at .500 since being 8-8 on April 24.Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa had previously said that the team shouldn’t be focused on reaching the .500 mark. He told Arizona Sports 98.7:"It's a negative...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs rally in 9th to overtake Rockies

DENVER -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia kept the Arizona Diamondbacks' ninth inning rally going by drawing a bases-loaded walk. Saltalamacchia drove home the tying run and pinch-hitter Aaron Hill hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly to cap a three-run rally as the Arizona Diamondbacks came back to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 Wednesday night in a game that began with a 46 minute rain delay. Down...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals tease fans with glimpse of Jayson Werth Chia Pet (photos)

The first 20,000 fans through the gate at Nationals Park for the Washington Nationals’ showdown with the Arizona Diamondbacks will be the lucky recipients of arguably one of the goofiest, off-the-wall but downright awesome giveaways in recent memory: A Jayson Werth Chia Pet. That’s right, in honor of the outfielder’s impressive facial hair, the team...Read More The post Nationals...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 MLB Salary Obligations and the Plan in Arizona

Since Tony La Russa and Dave Stewart took over baseball operations for the Arizona Diamondbacks last year, their moves have come under considerable scrutiny. Questions have been raised about the Diamondbacks plan, but not with as much regard to its execution. The questions surrounding the Diamondbacks’ moves have been confusing enough that some wondered if the Diamondbacks had […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks and the great DL swap

I have always admired Dave Stewart as a pitcher. He was a tough competitor. And I’m glad to see him still active in baseball – now GM with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But I’d like somebody to explain to me the upside of his recent trade of right-handed starter Bronson Arroyo to the Atlanta Braves. My Outside Pitch colleague Gerard Farek has already weighed in on this deal. I’m...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't kill the D'Backs for the Touki Toussaint deal...yet

On late Saturday night, the Diamondbacks and Braves made a trade, but while players were sent in both directions, this was really more of just a sale. Sure, the Braves did give up a player — replacement-level utility guy Phil Gosselin, currently on the DL — in the swap, but they traded Gosselin for a […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia sports picture of Chuck Norris on his bat (Video)

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia sports a picture of Chuck Norris on the handle of his bat.  Why, you might ask?  Well, the reason is rather simple:  "Salty" thinks it's cool.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks deal Touki Toussaint in puzzling trade

Is he injured? Did he offend someone in the organization? I’m grasping to find any rationale behind the trade that sent Arizona Diamondbacks 2014 first round draft pick Touki Toussaint to the Atlanta Braves. The trade seemingly came out of nowhere as it shocked even the Diamondbacks broadcast crew. The usually supportive duo of Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly went totally quiet...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs essentially sell top pitching prospect to Braves

Over the past six or so months, the Atlanta Braves have been serving as a dumping ground for other teams’ bad contracts. They’ve taken on Trevor Cahill, Cameron Maybin (which has actually worked out quite well for them), Carlos Quentin, and Juan Uribe (among others), all owed large amounts of money, in deals while also picking up better prospects. On Saturday night, that strategy...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa Proving to be one of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Strongest Pitchers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 14: Rubby De La Rosa #12 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 14, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) PHOENIX, AZ – Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale has made it clear that he’s testing out different pitchers until he finds the ideal...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Rubby De La Rosa hits stride

Arizona Diamondbacks’ starting pitcher, Rubby De La Rosa, has been the definition of up-and-down this season. De La Rosa started his 2015 campaign by giving up six runs in 5 1/3 innings, an earned run average of 10.13. The 26-year old followed that up with an okay start, a good start, and a great start, lowering his ERA to 4.68. At one point in the season, De La Rosa had a string...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Collmenter Really Bullpen Material?

PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 18: Relief pitcher Josh Collmenter #55 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 18, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Josh Collmenter is arguably one of the best starting pitchers for the Arizona Diamondbacks, or he was before the team...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Paul Goldschmidt Dinger Test

Is Paul Goldschmidt underrated? Probably, yes. Is Paul Goldschmidt the most underrated player in all of baseball? Probably. Maybe. I don’t know. It’s a tricky question, with no possible answer. I mean, on the one hand, Goldschmidt is the National League vote leader at first base for the All-Star Game, and his lead is something […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks successful in first day of draft

The Arizona Diamondbacks had an absolutely dreadful 2014 season. Luckily, terribleness is rewarded on draft day, with the worst team from the previous year earning the best pick. That’s where the D-Backs found themselves this year, their 64-98 record from last season gave them the first overall pick. Unfortunately for the D-Backs, the 2015 draft didn’t have a “generational...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks finally appear to be heading in the right direction

After a series of tumultuous years under former GM Kevin Towers and ex-manager Kirk Gibson, it looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks have turned the corner and are heading for greener pastures. Arizona is just 21-25 this season, but last year, the team fell four games below .500 on April 3rd, and never got to that level again. Framed in that context, a 21-25 record is downright miraculous...
Via The Outside Corner
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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