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Baseball in the desert home to Bloomquist

Willie Bloomquist played in more than 1,000 Major League games, and it's been said he gave so much of himself that he never went to the showers with a clean jersey. In reflecting upon his 14-year career, which included a three-year stint with the D-backs, the 38-year-old Bloomquist shared a peek into the passion that drove him until his retirement in March.
12 days ago

D-Backs Name Willie Bloomquist As Special Assistant to the President & CEO

Arizona Diamondbacks Release PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named Willie Bloomquist (@williebloom) as Special Assistant to D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. Bloomquist will assist Hall and other departments throughout the baseball and business sides of the organization. This includes attending community events, meeting with corporate partners and interacting...
Via Hot Stove MLB
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks hire Willie Bloomquist in front office

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that they have brought back one of their former players, utility infielder Willie Bloomquist, as a Special Assistant to the team’s president, Derrick Hall. Bloomquist played for Arizona from 2011-2013, with 2011 being the most recent occasion that the organization has made it to the playoffs, finishing 94-68 under first-year manager Kirk...
Via Today's Knuckleball
13 days ago

D-backs hire Bloomquist as special assistant

Willie Bloomquist, a 14-year Major League veteran who spent three seasons in Arizona, has joined the D-backs as a special assistant to president and CEO Derrick Hall.
13 days ago

Josh Reddick Has Been the Anti-Willie Bloomquist

A short while ago, I published a Willie Bloomquist career retrospective you might have seen. But, I know you’re probably tired of reading Willie Bloomquist career retrospectives. Ever since Bloomquist announced his retirement late last week, the Internet has been dominated by Willie Bloomquist career retrospectives. When I navigate over to Google News, all I see filling every individual...
Via Fangraphs
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Willie Bloomquist Was a Lot of Things

Retirement announcements are seldom surprising, because even from the outside it’s pretty simple to tell when a player has outlived his utility. Willie Bloomquist is 38, now, and after spending the offseason making up his mind, he tweeted the following last Friday: Make your last swing your BEST swing. Farewell @MLB. Thank you for 14 amazing seasons. It’s been an incredible...
Via Fangraphs
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Bloomquist out, Taylor in

Willie Bloomquist spent more than half his career with the Seattle Mariners On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners designated utilityman Willie Bloomquist for assignment and recalled shortstop Chris Taylor from AAA Tacoma to replace him. Bloomquist was drafted twice by the Mariners and has played two separate stints with the ball club. Bloomquist, who spent the majority of his career...
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Willie Bloomquist placed on DL

Seattle Mariners utilityman Willie Bloomquist has landed on the 15-day DL with a bruised right knee. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Bloomquist suffered the injury when running to first base during Wednesday's loss to the New York Mets. Manager Lloyd McClendon told Dutton that the team couldn't afford to play short-handed while the veteran recovers:“He’s...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Source: Mariners set to sign Willie Bloomquist

A baseball official with knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Mariners are on the verge of bringing back utility man Willie Bloomquist. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because the deal is still pending a physical expected to take place later this week. Bloomquist is the Mariners' first offseason signing and provides them a utility player who can play both...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners sign super-sub Willie Bloomquist

Just hit the snooze button M’s fans So I awoke late on Monday from my self-induced turkey coma to the new that Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik has made his first offseason move in prelude of the 2014 Seattle Mariners campaign. The Mariners have signed utility infielder Willie Bloomquist.  Whoopty doo! If you are sensing sarcasm in my words you would be correct.  But...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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