DIAMONDBACKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Arizona Diamondbacks – Fernando Rodney would reportedly start the season as the closer

Mike Hazen, general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, reportedly added a veteran to the bullpen The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly made the first of several expected moves to upgrade the back end of the bullpen. On Tuesday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Rodney and Arizona agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal filled with […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Fernando...
Via Venom Strikes
10 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – what was accomplished

  Mike Hazen, general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, established a foundation for future transactions If you’re looking for a significant free-agency signing or block-buster deal from Mike Hazen, the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, from the recently concluded winter meetings, such excitement did not occur. First displayed in the GM meetings last month […]...
Via Venom Strikes
16 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Mathis inks two-year deal

Signing Jeff Mathis gives Mike Hazen, general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, payroll flexibility Just before the winter meetings and after deciding to non-tender Welington Castillo, the Arizona Diamondbacks moved quickly to acquire another catcher. As things turned out, that move unofficially happened on the same day. Late last week, the Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly agreed...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Diamondbacks Willing To Listen On Starters

Arizona’s recent acquisition of Taijuan Walker gave the team quite a bit of depth in the rotation, and Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the D-backs have shown a willingness to listen to offers on their starters during this week’s Winter Meetings. Per Piecoro, the Diamondbacks are most open to moving left-hander Patrick Corbin and right-hander Shelby Miller. Elsewhere...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Diamondbacks add Fernando Rodney to bullpen mix

OXON HILL, Md. -- Relief pitcher Fernando Rodney and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement is subject to a physical.Rodney was an All-Star for the third time this year, saving 25 games in 28 chances with San Diego and...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Close To Signing Fernando Rodney

The Diamondbacks are close to an agreement with free agent reliever Fernando Rodney, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

D-backs want Drury to focus on second base

After listening to general manager Mike Hazen and manager Torey Lovullo talk Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, it certainly seems like Brandon Drury could see quite a bit of playing time at second base for the D-backs in 2017.
Via Diamondbacks.com
2 days ago

Lovullo: Lamb will get shot at everyday 3B job

New D-backs manager Torey Lovullo is still trying to get a feel for his roster, but he did give some insight Tuesday on some of his plans for 2017. While Jake Lamb may have sat against left-handers a bunch last year, he'll likely get more playing time against them this year.
Via Diamondbacks.com
2 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks add Haren as pitching strategist

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have named former starter Dan Haren as pitching strategist. Haren will work with the front office, major league staff and analytics, according to a release from the team on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Haren was a three-time All-Star and played 13 seasons with eight teams. He went 153-131 with a 3.75 ERA in 391 career games. Haren pitched for...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why your team should sign Rubby de la Rosa

The Diamondbacks let the righty walk after two years in the desert. But he took a big step forward in 2016. BtBS is profiling several prominent players who became free agents after their team didn't tender them a contract. For a full list, click here. The Diamondbacks are moving in a new direction after several years wandering the (figurative) desert. New GM Mike Hazen didn't...
Via Beyond The Box Score
3 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
4 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The New CBA and Your Arizona Diamondbacks

News broke late Wednesday night that owners and the Major League Players Association (MLBPA) had reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). This was good news because it means baseball will enjoy five more years of labor rest and a lockout was avoided. But as the terms began to leak out, well, the deal began to look …
Via Inside the Zona
7 days ago

Excited Walker looking forward to pain-free 2017

It was the night before Thanksgiving and Taijuan Walker was hanging out with friends and family when his agent called to tell him he had just been traded from the Mariners to the D-backs as part of a five-player deal.
Via Diamondbacks.com
7 days ago

Gardenhire named bench coach for Diamondbacks

PHOENIX -- Ron Gardenhire will be the bench coach for new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo.The 59-year-old Gardenhire managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons and gives Lovullo an extremely experienced right-hand man.The Diamondbacks announced the entire coaching staff Thursday. The newcomers are Tony Perezchica as third base coach and a pair of ex-Diamondbacks -- Mike...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  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

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
October 18, 2016  |  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
October 06, 2016  |  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
October 04, 2016  |  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
October 04, 2016  |  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
October 04, 2016  |  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
October 04, 2016  |  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
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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