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Arizona Diamondbacks Win Away Series Against Giants

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Collmenter pitchers against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 17, 2015, in San Francisco. Collmenter threw a four-hitter as Arizona won 9-0. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Last season the Arizona Diamondbacks were the laughing stock, with their last-place finish, but that’s not how the beginning of this season is...
Via The Sports Journal
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The PR Debacle That Is Arizona

“I went with it. It’s not like they forced me.” – Mike Rodriguez, Dodgers fan, on incident at Chase Field   You’ve heard about it, by now: at a recent Diamondbacks-Dodgers game at the D-Backs’ Chase Field, a fan who was sitting behind home plate was ‘asked’ to remove or cover his Dodgers jersey. You’ve been told (numerous times) that the D-Backs security personnel...
Via Brush Back Pitch
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Collmenter four-hits Giants, gets three hits in D-backs' win

SAN FRANCISCO Josh Collmenter stayed loose and kept his legs warm on a chilly night by running the bases, and Arizona's starting pitcher delivered by not only tossing a complete game but piling up a career-high three hits. ''That was a blessing in disguise tonight,'' he said. ''It's fun when you can hit and be a productive member of the lineup, but it also helped out on a cold night...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Collmenter does it all in D-backs' shutout of Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Josh Collmenter pitched a four-hitter and had a career-high three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to an eighth straight loss with a 9-0 win Friday night. Jake Lamb hit a two-run triple in the third and Collmenter (1-2) added an RBI single as Arizona knocked Jake Peavy out of the game after only 3 2/3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicken tender drops onto pitcher's mound during Diamondbacks-Giants game (Video)

Now here's something you don't see every day: a chicken tender dropped from the sky onto the pitcher's mound during the 12th inning of Thursday night's San Francisco Giants game against Arizona. The chicken tender bounced on the grass and landed on the outer edge of the mound just as D-backs pitcher Randall Delgado was delivering a pitch to Giants batter Buster Posey, who flied...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hill's double in 12th lifts Diamondbacks past Giants

  Aaron Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the 12th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday night. Ender Inciarte singled to lead off the inning against Sergio Romo (0-1) and stole second base. After Paul Goldschmidt was intentionally walked with one out, Cliff Pennington popped out to short. Hill followed with a line...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Puzzling Yasmany Tomas Promotion

The Arizona Diamondbacks generated a fair amount of excitement yesterday when they promoted Yasmany Tomas. After the experiment to play Tomas at third base had failed, or at least been tabled for awhile, during Spring Training, Tomas was sent to Triple-A Reno where he had been playing right field. With A.J. Pollock in center field, […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas No Mas AAA

The Diamondbacks decided now is the time to call up Yasmany Tomas! Hold on, exclamation mark, let's examine. !, "Do we have to? I'm a sucker for excitement." Tomas was only hitting .190 in Triple-A. !, "Hmm, this isn't gonna end well." The Diamondbacks aren't exactly setting the world on fire. !, "It's getting better." But they have been more than fine in the outfield, and...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Arizona Diamondbacks TrackMan Operator

Position: Arizona Diamondbacks TrackMan Operator Location: Geneva, Ill. Description: Operator will be responsible for running TrackMan system at the Single-A Kane County Cougars affiliate during each home game. This position is available from April until mid-September. Responsibilities: Responsible for setting up rosters and tagging the information. Track/chart information for the...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs made Dodgers fans change their clothes?

Did the Arizona Diamondbacks once again coerce some Los Angeles Dodgers fans who were on camera to change their clothes? Two years ago, the D-Backs admitted to asking a handful of fans who were sitting behind home plate to either cover up their Dodgers gear or be moved to a luxury suite. A D-Backs spokesman...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Edge Past the Los Angeles Dodgers with a Walk-off

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) After losing their first series 2-1 to the San Francisco Giants, the Arizona Diamondbacks were looking to bounce back and defeat the Dodgers at home, and that...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Lamb: Rookie of the Year?

Okay, yes it is far too early to declare any one player to be the Rookie of the Year. But in the three games played, Arizona Diamondback Jake Lamb has put his best foot forward. The 24 year old third baseman played only 37 games last year with the D-backs, and cashed in 11 RBI’s. Now in 2015, he has knocked in 7 RBI’s through 2 games against the San Francisco Giants (though...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Ross was never a fit with the Diamondbacks

The much-maligned tenure of Cody Ross with the Arizona Diamondbacks came to an abrupt end this past weekend when the Diamondbacks released Ross, eating the final $9.5 million remaining on his three-year, $25 million contract. Ross hooked on with the Athletics this week, but looking back, his tenure in Arizona was doomed to fail from the beginning. When former Diamondbacks GM Kevin...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondback’s Jake Lamb only Needed one hit on Opening Day

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jake Lamb high fives teammate David Peralta (6) after hitting a three run home during the fifth inning of a MLB baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) It was the bottom of the eighth and the Arizona Diamondbacks were down 5-1 during their Opening Day game against the defending champions, San...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bronson Arroyo Channels Eddie Vedder

Bronson Arroyo is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still go out there and carry a tune. Monday, during the Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day street festival outside Chase Field, the injured pitcher (and part-time crooner) took the stage to show that while his season is still on hold, his karaoke game is strong. Bronson Arroyo of the...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs fan flips over railing for foul ball (GIF)

An Arizona Diamondbacks fan in the front row flipped over the railing in front of him to grab a foul ball during Monday's Opening Day game against San Francisco.It happened in the bottom of the fifth as D-backs batter A.J. Pollock hit an 0-1 pitch foul on the third base side. The third base coach deflected the ball towards the stands. The fan came away with the ball, but landed...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Option Yasmany Tomas To Minors

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced they have optioned Yasmany Tomas to Triple A Reno. The D’backs signed the young Cuban slugger to a six-year, $68.5 million dollar pact during the offseason. #Dbacks option INF Yasmany Tomás to Triple-A Reno. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 5, 2015 Tomas struggled defensively at third base forcing the Diamondbacks hand to try...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

In 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games and the NL West division crown before falling just short in the division series. They looked like a team on the rise with a roster full of young, exciting players set to come into their primes together. Fast forward three seasons later and the D-backs haven’t won more than 81 games since, capped off by last year’s 98-loss nightmare...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off a disastrous 2014 season that saw them finish with a 64-98 record and resulted in the firing of Kirk Gibson. New chief baseball officer, Tony La Russa has assembled his own hand-picked crew to pilot the Diamondbacks into the future. Dave Stewart is now the general manager and Chip Hale will be calling the shots from the dugout. The question...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Take the Hot Dog to Another Level

Major League Baseball and hot dogs make for a beautiful marriage. It’s one of the things that make a baseball game. Much like the players (and fans), they also come in all shapes and sizes. The Arizona Diamondbacks recently tried to outdo the 18-inch bacon-and-cheese stuffed corn dog that was famous last year by inventing The Churro Dog. According to ESPN.com, Diamondbacks...
Via Sportsnaut
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks will be selling a churro dog this year

The Arizona Diamondbacks are taking ridiculous ballpark food to the next level. Check out their newest creation – the churro dog. New to Chase Field this year: the Churro Dog. pic.twitter.com/drUK3rITxX — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 4, 2015 So, what’s *in* that delicious looking creation? Good question! Darren Rovell, take it away… The Churro Dog is a warm cinnamon...
Via The Outside Corner
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks unveil 'The Churro Dog'

The Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday unveiled what arguably is the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to the best new culinary treat set to be unleashed on baseball fans in ballparks all across the land. Behold, the most tempting — and probably tastiest concession item introduced ahead of the 2015 MLB season: The Churro...Read More The post Diamondbacks unveil dynamite new...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

D-Backs' billion-dollar deal and the bubble that refuses to pop

Despite television deals with ESPN, FOX, and TBS that will net Major League Baseball an average of $1.5 billion per year over the next years, franchises derive most of their revenue locally. Ticket sales, advertising, naming rights, local radio broadcasting rights, and local television rights constitute the majority of each team’s revenue. In recent years, […]
Via Fangraphs
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks get a $1 billion TV deal

The recent trend of baseball teams getting absurd local TV contracts isn’t ending any time soon. The Arizona Diamondbacks are cashing in (as we wrote about in October), and reports indicate they’ll be getting over $1 billion over the life of the new contract, expected to run between 15 and 20 years. Think about that for a second – $1 billion for the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Awful Announcing
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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