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Arizona Diamondbacks – Is the roster set for spring training?

  General manager Mike Hazen of the Arizona Diamondbacks has made few trades With less than one month to the opening of spring training, has general manager Mike Hazen of the Arizona Diamondbacks finalized his roster. Coming into the current off-season, Hazen said he wanted to improve the pitching staff and search for a productive, […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Is the roster set...
Via Venom Strikes
3 days ago

The Hardest of the Hard-Hit Baseballs of 2016

There’s not much going on in the world of baseball right now. The Diamondbacks made some minor moves after the first of the year, but there’s been little since. They just signed Chris Iannetta to support Jeff Mathis and Chris Herrmann, citing his on-base skills and power as selling points. There wasn’t much talk of his poor framing numbers, …
Via Inside the Zona
3 days ago

Diamondbacks Designate Juan Graterol

The Diamondbacks have designated catcher Juan Graterol for assignment, per a team announcement. His roster spot will go to just-signed backstop Chris Iannetta, whose signing was also announced. Graterol was just claimed off waivers from the Reds in a move that cost Peter O’Brien his roster spot. The 27-year-old has bounced around quite a bit already this winter. Last year was Graterol’s...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago

Diamondbacks, Iannetta agree to $1.5 million, 1-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with catcher Chris Iannetta. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal had not been officially announced. Iannetta, an 11-year major league veteran, hit .210 with seven home runs in 94 games with...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs avoid arbitration with Corbin, 3 others

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin, shortstop Chris Owings and two others. Arizona said Corbin, Owings, catcher Chris Herrmann and right-handed reliever Randall Delgado agreed to one-year deals. The moves Friday left right-handed starters Shelby Miller and Taijuan Walker as Arizona's remaining arbitration-eligible...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks To Sign Chris Iannetta

The Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal with catcher Chris Iannetta, per Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). Terms are not known at this time.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago

Indians Release Edwin Escobar To Pursue Opportunity In Japan

The Indians announced today that lefty Edwin Escobar has been released to pursue an opportunity with a Japanese organization. The specific team remains unreported. He had recently been designated for assignment, so there’s no impact on the team’s 40-man roster. Escobar, 24, struggled to a 7.23 ERA in his 23 2/3 MLB innings in 2016, all of which came with the Diamondbacks. The...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 days ago

Making a Monster: How to Turn Chris Owings Into Paul Goldschmidt

It’s Friday in these parts. Maybe it’s Friday in your parts, too. If it’s not, maybe you wish it was Friday in your parts. Friday’s are great because that’s when the fun is about to begin. And let’s face it, those moments before the fun begins are quite often better than the fun itself. Realities like these are part of …
Via Inside the Zona
13 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Who Deserves the Fifth Spot in the Rotation?

Torey Lovullo, the new manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will have a tough decision to make with the 5th spot in the starting rotation. Although all starting pitchers for the Arizona Diamondbacks have at one least one big question mark heading into the spring, Zack Greinke, Robbie Ray, Shelby Miller, and Taijuan Walker all seem like locks […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Who Deserves...
Via Venom Strikes
14 days ago

Job Posting: Arizona Diamondbacks Senior Baseball Systems Developer

Position: Arizona Diamondbacks Senior Baseball Systems Developer Location: PhoenixDescription: The purpose of this position is to design and develop new functionality and maintain existing applications within the Baseball Information Systems. Responsibilities: Responsible for design, development, and maintenance of new and existing functionality for the Baseball Information Systems...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs sue county to look into other stadium options

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have filed suit against the Maricopa County Stadium District to ask for the removal of a clause in their contract that prevents the team from exploring other stadium options. In a news release, Diamondbacks managing partner Ken Kendrick said ''it is extremely unfortunate that we have been forced to take action today after several years of...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs file suit against county to seek other stadium partners

Seeking relief to look at alternative stadium options or partnerships, the Arizona Diamondbacks filed suit today in Superior Court of Arizona against the Maricopa County Stadium District.
Via Diamondbacks.com
16 days ago

David Peralta, 2017 Fantasy Sleeper

I would call fantasy baseball sleepers my "All-Want Team," except it's not always that black/white for Grey, said the color scale.  David Peralta was a surefire "Want" last year; this year, he's a "Want for the Right Price."  Peralta had three homers and two steals through the first five weeks of the season.  That comes out to about 16 HRs, 11 SBs over the course of the season...
Via Razzball
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Keyvius Sampson signed to a minor league deal

Mike Hazen, general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, added another name to the bullpen mix for next season Last Saturday, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Keyvius Sampson agreed to a minor league deal. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reported the news and added that Sampson would compete for a spot in the bullpen. The Gainesville, Florida, […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Keyvius...
Via Venom Strikes
22 days ago

Inbox: Could Tomas be on the move?

Will the D-backs attempt to trade Yasmany Tomas with the club emphasizing defense? Beat reporter Steve Gilbert empties the Inbox one last time in 2016.
Via Diamondbacks.com
24 days ago

Several Reasons to Believe Patrick Corbin Can and Will Be Much Better in 2017

The D-backs have several starting pitchers who fell short of expectations in 2016, and while Shelby Miller most likely headlines that list, Patrick Corbin was arguably the bigger disappointment. Before yielding 32 ER in his final 36 innings in 2013, Corbin was that ultra-rare thing: a pitcher who outperformed expectations in a D-backs uni. Since returning from UCL reconstruction …
Via Inside the Zona
29 days ago

2017 ZiPS Projections – Arizona Diamondbacks

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Chicago NL / San Diego / Toronto...
Via Fangraphs
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Fox Sports Arizona’s Todd Walsh accused of racist comments after car accident

A woman in Arizona is claiming Fox Sports Arizona broadcaster Todd Walsh swore at her and attacked her gender and race after she clipped his car’s mirror Wednesday. Here’s the key part of what Krys Poleon wrote in a public Facebook post about the incident (language warning): My passenger side mirror barely clipped another guy’s mirror. I parked right behind him and got out...
Via Awful Announcing
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker dealt with 10 bone spurs in his right foot last year

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker had a painful 2016 campaign in more ways than one. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Walker said that he had 10 bone spurs in his right foot last season that affected the use of his lower body. Walker also added that the biggest bone spur was 3/4 of an inch. #Dbacks Taijuan Walker said he had 10 bone spurs in his foot last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks’ new direction already evident, with front office making big trade

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we saw what might be our first legitimately significant trade in Major League Baseball’s offseason, and the first of Mike Hazen’s tenure as general manager. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Jean Segura, Mitch Haniger and Zac Curtis to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Taijuan Walker and Ketel Marte. Obviously, Segura and Walker represent the two...
Via The Comeback
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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
October 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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