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Cueto turns down six-year, $120M offer from Diamondbacks

Johnny Cueto has expensive taste.  David J. Phillip APPHOENIX -- Johnny Cueto has rejected a six-year, $120 million offer from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday.Arizona wants a front-line starter and would have made the right-hander by far the highest-paid player in the organization.The Diamondbacks met with Cueto and his representative...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Diamondbacks have made Johnny Cueto an offer

The Arizona Diamondbacks have submitted free agent starting pitcher Johnny Cueto an offer, according to league sources. Christopher Meola first mentioned the possibility of an offer being submitted. Ken Rosenthal of reported earlier that the Diamondbacks have met with Cueto’s agent, Bryce Dixon.. However, Cueto figures to be out of Arizona’s price range. Rosenthal adds […]
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs trade Allen Webster to Pirates for cash considerations

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded right-handed pitcher Allen Webster to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Webster, 25, was 1-1 with a 5.81 ERA in nine games (five starts) with the D-backs in 2015 and went 4-6 with an 8.18 ERA in 15 starts for Triple-A Reno. He was designated for assignment on Nov. 20. Webster was acquired from the Boston Red Sox last off...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Target: Yovani Gallardo

In 2015, the Arizona Diamondbacks finished the season in the bottom ten in starting pitching ERA, 23rd to be exact. They also finished in the bottom ten in starting pitching FIP, in 25th place. In 2015, the D’backs pitching staff just was not good. While the offense hit new heights, led by Paul Goldschmidt and […]
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt second in NL MVP vote

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt finished second in voting for the 2015 National League Most Valuable Player award. Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper received all 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Thursday. Goldschmidt also finished runner-up in the NL MVP voting in 2013.  Since 1998, Goldschmidt...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks have many suitors, but little interest in moving Pollock

If you claim that you knew who A.J. Pollock was at this time last year and you live outside of the Mojave Desert, you are probably lying. But if you don’t know him now, you must not follow baseball too closely. The MVP candidate and 2015 All-Star and Gold Glover broke onto the scene with a .315/.367/.498 line this year, astounding fans with 39 steals, 20 home runs, and great play...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Arizona Diamondbacks Have a Successful Season?

Over the past few years the Diamondbacks, somewhat like the Padres in the winter leading up to the 2015 season, have made trade after trade. Not in a “Billy Beane is a genius” or “Dave Dombrowski sure can sell prospects at the right time” way. It was trading for a type of character player possibly involving grit and hustle. And their best performance over the past few years...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

After Hellickson trade, a rotation reset

So much for a lack of trade options. Phillies General Manager Matt Klentak Saturday dealt pitching prospect Sam McWilliams to the Diamondbacks for starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. Going 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA, 121 strikeouts and 43 walks last season with Arizona, the right-hander tentatively slots into the Phillies’ 2016 rotation as the No. 2 or 3 starter. Hellickson is average...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies send prospect to D-Backs for Jeremy Hellickson

First, the Braves and Angels shocked us with the Andrelton Simmons trade. Then the Red Sox shook the world with their acquisition of Craig Kimbrel. On Saturday, the Phillies swooped in to steal the headlines by trading for Jeremy Hellickson. Okay, so this trade isn’t nearly as big as the others but it’s reasonably interesting. Dbacks have traded Jeremy Hellickson to the...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt adds 2nd Silver Slugger Award to crowded trophy room

PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt continued his haul of off-season hardware by being chosen for a National League Silver Slugger Award, given to the best hitter in the league at each position in voting of MLB managers and coaches. Goldschmidt, 28, is the first player in club history to win multiple Silver Slugger Awards after garnering the honor in 2013...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Hill for Brandon Phillips? A Good Deal For Both Sides

Brandon Phillips could be moved to the Diamondbacks for Aaron Hill The GM Meetings in Florida has the rumor mill spinning. There have even been some trades made already. The Minnesota Twins traded Aaron Hicks to the New York Yankees for John Ryan Murphy today, a move that the Yankees could benefit from with all the Brett Gardner rumors. Another trade rumor has the Arizona...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks

What they may lack in impact bats, the Diamondbacks make up for with pitching depth. They have a lot of pitchers with high floors in the upper levels of the minors, and a few in the low minors that should move quickly. A few have top of the rotation potential. The addition of Dansby Swanson to the organization this June does a lot to help reinforce the offensive pipeline, but the...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia May Be Headed To Camden Yards

Sox SaltyMultiple reports suggest that former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia may be headed to Baltimore as the Orioles' new backstop. It's widely assumed that incumbent Matt Wieters will turn down the Birds' qualifying offer, leaving a big hole in the lineup for The Boys Of Dan Duquette. Salty is a free agent after compiling a .225 average in a year split between Miami and...
Via FenwayNation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt, Pollock among best in NL offensively, defensively at their positions

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock this week were named to the 2015 Sporting News National League All-Star Team as well as finalists at their positions for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The Sporting News team was chosen before the postseason began by a panel of 25 NL executives. Similarly, the Gold Glove award winners are determined by major league managers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Padres considering Tom Gordon as next manager

The San Diego Padres are certainly going off the beaten path by interviewing Tom Gordon for their vacant managerial position. Gordon secretly interviewed with the Padres on Friday, according to CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman. The former pitcher is respected in the game, but he has no experience and hasn’t even come up as a potential...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Webster – Trade Did Not Help

In a blog I submitted last December, I wrote that everyone who saw Red Sox righthander Allen Webster pitch was impressed by his stuff.  In 8 seasons in the minors, he had a slash of 50-39/3.86/1.357 Webster was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in late 2014 along with Rubby De La Rosa and a minor league prospect. I wrote that it remained to be seen whether Webster would...
Via Fenway West
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eric Byrnes goes all out imitating Chase Utley's slide

Former Major Leaguer Eric Byrnes is now an analyst for MLB Network, and regular viewers know him for his energetic and enthusiastic analysis. On Saturday night, he was at it again. Byrnes was tackling the subject of the Dodgers’ Chase Utley’s controversial slide that broke Ruben Tejada’s fibula. As usual, his demonstration on the studio’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sorority Girls Take Endless Selfies At Diamondbacks Game, Get Mocked (Video)

A group of sorority girls got together and took an outing Wednesday night to enjoy our national pastime of … taking selfies. The photo shoot took place at Chase Field where apparently the Arizona Diamondbacks were hosting the Colorado Rockies. Pay no attention to that small detail, though, because these young ladies certainly weren’t. Apparently, an actual game was played, but...
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks impact prospects in 2016

Which prospects are going to make a difference for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016? Whether or not it’s a realistic goal, the team will be aiming for the playoffs, which isn’t surprising considering that’s been the strategy since 2011. The D’Backs will obviously receive contributions from usual stars Paul Goldschmidt, AJ Pollock, and Patrick Corbin, just to name a few...
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Farewells: Arizona Diamondbacks

It is that part of the year when pennant race positioning becomes the priority for some, while an early look to the next spring is the forced reality for others. It is a chance to book better winter destination vacations for some, emptier seats for most and a chance for reflection for all. The tides are beginning to turn in the MLB Farewells series that has been running over the...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ Exclusive Interview with Josh Rawitch, Arizona Diamondbacks' Senior VP of Communications

Two weeks ago, I went to a Diamondback game with members of the Sports Law and Entertainment Society at Arizona State University's School of Law. Before the game, three members of the D-backs front office spoke with our group. Josh Rawitch was one of the three, and he generously allowed me to schedule an interview with him at a later date.Rawitch has served as the Senior Vice...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks

The first year of the Tony LaRussa/Dave Stewart regime in Phoenix provided plenty of comic relief for snarky baseball bloggers, but more importantly it also provided a step forward for a franchise one year removed from a 98-loss season. The Diamondbacks were over .500 as late as August 23, and while they likely won’t finish with a winning record this year they showed enough on...
Via The Outside Corner
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa sails pitch over catcher for weird balk

Rubby De La Rosa is enjoying a pretty decent season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he continued that success with another solid outing Tuesday night. Well, if you ignore that time he randomly stepped off the mound and chucked the ball over his catcher’s head. De La Rosa toed the rubber in the first inning of Arizona’s contest against the Colorado Rockies and was about to...
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks reliever tabs Slider the Hamster as team mascot (vid)

The Arizona Diamondbacks already boast a praying mantis as an unofficial team mascot, but if it were up to reliever Josh Collmenter, his hamster — who amusingly goes by the name Slider — also is worthy of consideration. Collmenter brought Slider along on Tuesday to the ballpark and video was posted by reporter Zach Buchanan — who filed a report on the hamster...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: The Diamondbacks’ Hidden Star

A few months ago, someone asked me who the most underrated player in baseball was, and after kicking around a few names, I settled on Arizona outfielder A.J. Pollock. Pollock got to the big leagues as a speed-and-defense center fielder who hit well enough to justify a regular gig, and then had his breakout year derailed last season when Johnny Cueto hit him in the hand with a fastball...
Via Fangraphs
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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