D-backs help unveil school's new workroom

As the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation close in on a milestone $50 million in donations back to the Arizona community, one recent grant recipient was able to turn its donation into a reinvestment in its own cornerstone of success -- its teachers.
Via Diamondbacks.com
11 hours ago

2017 Top Diamondbacks Prospects: #11-20

Earlier this week, I released the first installment in this series, with prospects #21-31. There was plenty of intrigue there and that trend is going to continue today. While this is a tough group to rate with so little separating a ton of players, we’ll start seeing more upside in this installment, with a bit more impact potential on …
Via Inside the Zona
20 hours ago

Prospect Reports: Arizona Diamondbacks

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks – Amiel Sawdaye brings strong draft history

The University of Maryland alum is General Manager Mike Hazen’s first significant hire. On Tuesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks officially announced the hiring of Boston Red Sox executive Amiel Sawdaye as the club’s assistant general manager. OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks name Amiel Sawdaye as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Sawdaye joins front office staff

  Amiel Sawdaye joined the Arizona Diamondbacks as assistant general manager The style of play displayed by the Arizona Diamondbacks, under previous manager Chip Hale, was clear. Hale’s approach was aggressive on the bases, but regarding pitchers, conservative and resigned. During his tenure, this dichotomy clashed and the Diamondbacks, from an offensive standpoint, represented...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

2017 Minor League Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

Alright 12 readers still with us in late October, get your firecrackers, noisemakers, and elated cheers ready. For the return of Minor League Preview season is upon us. I know, I know, exciting times across Razz Nation. With that said let's curb your enthusiasm a little, we're starting with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lower case yay.... What can be said about the Diamondbacks system...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona hires Boston's Sawdaye as assistant GM to Hazen

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Amiel Sawdaye as senior vice president and assistant general manager under Mike Hazen. The hiring, announced on Tuesday, is the first move made by Hazen since he became Arizona's GM last week. The 39-year-old Sawdaye spent 15 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and worked with Hazen from 2006-16. Most recently, he served as vice president, amateur...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Diamondbacks Top Prospects: #21-31

Some seasons are forgettable, but the 2016 Diamondbacks season was simply disappointing beyond measure. There’s no use dwelling on it any further and if you’re anything like me, you’ve already shifted your attention to the future. Renewed optimism is in order after the hiring of GM Mike Hazen, and we even took the liberty to offer up some ideas …
Via Inside the Zona
2 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Hazen ready to establish priorities

  Mike Hazen, new general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, identified pitching as a main priority When Mike Hazen was named general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Oct. 17, he remained tight-lipped on possible personnel changes. Saying all the right things and pushing all the right buttons, the 41-year old Princeton graduate, at the […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Hazen...
Via Venom Strikes
3 days ago

Mike Hazen’s First Big Decision

Yesterday, the Diamondbacks introduced Mike Hazen as their new General Manager and head of baseball operations, who is taking over for Dave Stewart after a two year failed experiment in their front office. Hazen was most recently the GM in Boston, serving as Dave Dombrowski’s second-in-command, and has been an integral part of a Red Sox front office that built one of the best young...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hazen '98 Named Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager

Princeton baseball alum Mike Hazen '98 will be moving from the American League East to the National League West.
Via GoPrincetonTigers.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: D-Backs eyeing Mike Rizzo to be next president

The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a new team president, and their search appears to be going across the National League spectrum. According to a report by Jim Bowden of ESPN on Monday, the Diamondbacks are making Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo the top target to be their next president of baseball operations. The team is said to be planning to ask permission...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart: D-Backs owner and I weren’t on the same page

Dave Stewart is the gift that keeps on giving. Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager has been a quote machine since getting canned from the position earlier this week. Stewart lamented about having “better things to do” now that he’s unemployed and now, in an interview with Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, he dove into his relationship with the organization. ...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart on firing: ‘I’ve got better things to do’

Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart doesn’t seem to be too upset over his recent firing. In a move that’s been long expected, Arizona announced the ousting of Stewart as GM and Chip Hale as the team’s manager on Monday, the day after it completed a 69-win 2016 regular season. OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart could not care less about being fired by Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Monday that Dave Stewart was out as the team’s general manager, and Chip Hale was out as the team’s manager following a 66-93 finish to the season. For Stewart, it’s clear he could not possibly care less about his termination. In fact, he almost seems to welcome it. “They may think I’m going to blast people, but I’m not,” Stewart...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart on being fired by D-Backs: ‘Quite frankly, I’ve got better things to do’

The Arizona Diamondbacks wasted no time showing displeasure in their awful 2016 season (69-93 record), as they fired general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale on Monday, one day after the season ended. The move to fire Hale was fairly surprising, as he wasn’t the reason the Diamondbacks were bad. The 2016 Diamondbacks wouldn’t have had close to a .500 record even if...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire manager Chip Hale, Tony La Russa on hot seat

It appears the rumors were true, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have fired manager Chip Hale, as well as general manager Dave Stewart. The team announced the news on Monday afternoon: OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 3, 2016 This isn’t much of a surprise, the...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart, Chip Hale axed by Diamondbacks after two years

The last two years in Arizona have been tumultuous (to say the least). The Diamondbacks have responded to those two seasons of tumult by firing both manager Chip Hale and GM Dave Stewart. OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 3, 2016 As for Chief Baseball Officer...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire GM Dave Stewart, manager Chip Hale

The Arizona Diamondbacks have cleaned house by firing general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale, the team announced Monday. The moves come after a 69-93 season in which Arizona so aggressively adopted a win-now strategy during the offseason. OFFICIAL: The #Dbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale. — Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks miss playoffs for fifth straight season

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks had reason to believe their four-year run of mediocrity would end this season, maybe even lead to a playoff berth. The Diamondbacks lured Zack Greinke to the desert, bolstered their pitching staff even more with the acquisition of Shelby Miller and had all those young, talented players coming back. Why not think big? Instead, Arizona fell flat...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Owings, Goldschmidt power D-backs past Padres

PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings each hit a two-run home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their final series of a disappointing season with a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run for San Diego.Randall Delgado (5-2) pitched an inning of relief to get the victory. Patrick Corbin threw 2 2/3 innings of scoreless...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pinpointing the Moment Jake Lamb’s Season Changed

Even if you didn’t predict great things for the Diamondbacks this year, it’s hard not to be disappointed by their 2016 season. You can set aside their various front-office nonsense and still come to that conclusion. Zack Greinke hasn’t been great, A.J. Pollock missed significant time, and Shelby Miller‘s year has gone about as poorly as you could imagine. The club is set...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Diamondbacks' big offseason splash didn't pay off

Baseball's offseason is normally a time for optimism, and optimism was running rampant in the desert as far as the Arizona Diamondbacks were concerned. Despite finishing the 2015 season with a 79-83 record, the Diamondbacks were convinced that they were trending in the right direction. To be honest, it's hard to fault them for this line of thinking since the 79 wins were actually...
Via Yardbarker
September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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