Dec 13, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT
The Diamondbacks’ rotation looks, uh, pretty iffy going into 2015.
Sep 26, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT
With Kirk Gibson gone, a look at what’s next for the Diamondbacks.
Sep 20, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT
Matt Garza doesn’t hit many batters, but the right-hander managed to hit Andrew McCutchen twice in his start on Saturday.
Sep 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
Which makes absolutely no friggin’ sense at all.
Sep 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT
It was only a matter of time. And that time has come.
Sep 5, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT
Some late inning Yankee heroics keep them in the playoff hunt.
Aug 8, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT
If you had money on “Shane Greene and Chris Capuano would go back-to-back shutting down the Detroit Tigers in August, keeping the Yankees in the playoff picture,” the casino management would like to have a word with you.
Aug 6, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Sounds to me like Tony La Russa is blaming the victim. Or else he’s simply writing more rules in the great Unwritten Rule Book.
Aug 6, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT
But really, it’s totally possible to be angry at the Dbcaks over this regardless of the damage it caused.
Aug 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
And don’t stop there.
Mar 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Can the Diamondbacks withstand the injury to Patrick Corbin and get over the .500…
Feb 9, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
Starter Bronson Arroyo inked a two-year, $23.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks on Friday. The signing displaced two pitchers in the D-Backs’ system: 2011 first-rounder Archie Bradley and Randall Delgado, one of the players acquired from the Braves in January 2013’s Justin Upton trade. The rotation can more or less be written in ink with…
Feb 9, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT
The Dodgers and D’Backs have reported to spring training in Arizona one week early to prepare for their season-opening series in Australia. Welcome scenes for those of us still stuck in winter’s grasp: First workout for #Dodgers pitchers and catchers. pic.twitter.com/DMA7ykFF8A — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 9, 2014 Catching bullpen sessions in bulk pic.twitter.com/ZESwDJaUts —…
Jul 31, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT
2:09 p.m. EDT: The Padres are getting Kennedy in return for Thatcher, right-hander Matt Stiles and their post-second round competitive balance pick in the 2014 draft, according to MLB.com’s Corey Brock. 1:52 p.m. EDT update: The Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro reports that San Diego and Arizona are close to an agreement. The Diamondbacks would get…
Jul 30, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT
The Angels aren’t buyers and the Diamondbacks aren’t sellers, but it seems they might be able to help each other out by doing an Ian Kennedy deal. Both CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal have mentioned the possibility. The Padres are also in the running, says MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert. With Brandon McCarthy (shoulder)…
Apr 12, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT
Yeah, it’s early and yeah, Justin Upton isn’t going to post Ruthian offensive stats for an entire season, but the initial results on the trade between the D-Backs and Braves isn’t exactly even. Upton is tied for the Major League lead in homers with six and is looking like a tour de force in the…
Mar 30, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT
23-year-old lefty Patrick Corbin has earned the fifth spot in the Diamondbacks’ starting rotation, reports Steve Gilbert on Twitter. His first start still has not been scheduled yet — he could pitch Saturday in Milwaukee, or flip him with Wade Miley, giving him the Friday start in the series opener. Corbin had been battling Randall…
Mar 23, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Will Kevin Towers’ odd offseason pay dividends? After winning 94 games and the National…
Mar 18, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT
Arizona has reassigned top prospect Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A, leaving Patrick Corbin and Randall Delgado to battle for the final spot in the rotation. Skaggs started six games for the Diamondbacks in August and September last season, but he’s only 21 years old and has just nine Triple-A starts under his belt. Baseball America ranked…
Mar 4, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT
It was a pretty full weekend in Arizona. And yes, I took that picture of Matt Harrison. Kinda proud of it. I left Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday afternoon and decided to get some food and a drink. I ended up getting that plus a poor man’s Raymond Carver story out of it, so that…
Feb 25, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT
According to the Associated Press, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced today that right-hander Ian Kennedy will get the ball on Opening Day against the Cardinals on April 1. The choice doesn’t come as a big surprise, as this will be Kennedy’s third straight Opening Day assignment. The 28-year-old right-hander went 15-12 with a 4.02 ERA…
Feb 25, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
In the middle of this John Harper column lamenting the state of the Mets outfield, we learn what the Mets were trying to do to improve it: Alderson wouldn’t go into details, but from all indications there was a time in mid-to-late January when he felt strongly that he was going to land either Justin Upton or Michael…
Jan 31, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT
The Arizona Diamondbacks have just announced a four-year, $40 million extension with third baseman Martin Prado. The deal goes through 2016, buying out his arbitration year this year and tacking three more on top. He made $4.75 million last season. His arbitration demand for this year was $7.05 million with the club countering at around…
Jan 24, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier today that the Diamondbacks would try to flip prospect shortstop Nick Ahmed, one of the pieces from the Justin Upton deal, as part of a trade for Tigers’ right-hander Rick Porcello. However, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers downplayed his interest in such a scenario this afternoon. Doesn't sound…
Jan 24, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT
Braves acquire OF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson from Diamondbacks for 3B Martin Prado, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, SS Nick Ahmed and 1B Brandon Drury. – As some probably guessed, I’m a big fan of this deal for the Braves. I wrote an entry trying to pair the Upton brothers in Atlanta…
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