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Arizona Diamondbacks: Top 5 Bright Spots Of 2016

Rebuilding season or not, falling short of the playoffs and finishing with a losing record probably means that more things went wrong than went right for a team. This series, however, will focus on those silver linings that each team can take away from an otherwise disappointing season. [Related: “Top Bright Spots” archive] Here are the biggest bright spots for the Arizona...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
22 minutes ago

Pinpointing the Moment Jake Lamb’s Season Changed

Even if you didn’t predict great things for the Diamondbacks this year, it’s hard not to be disappointed by their 2016 season. You can set aside their various front-office nonsense and still come to that conclusion. Zack Greinke hasn’t been great, A.J. Pollock missed significant time, and Shelby Miller‘s year has gone about as poorly as you could imagine. The club is set...
Via Fangraphs
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch out for underrated Diamondbacks infield prospect Fernery Ozuna

VISALIA, Calif. — Watch the Visalia Rawhide take pre-game batting practice on a hot, muggy summer afternoon, and see if one player doesn’t stand out among his much bigger, stronger peers. At 5’8″ and 170 lbs., Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Fernery Ozuna will never be the biggest, most projectable player on a pro roster, and it’s unlikely […] The post Watch out for underrated...
Via Today's Knuckleball
6 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – ‘200’ was magical for Ray, Segura

  Two members of the Arizona Diamondbacks each reached  a significant plateau In a season littered with dashed hopes and broken dreams, one number stands alone for the Arizona Diamondbacks. That would be, 200. From an offensive and defensive vantage, the number, achieved by infielder Jean Segura and pitcher Robbie Ray, could hold an important […] Arizona Diamondbacks – ‘200’...
Via Venom Strikes
16 hours ago

Miller relishing recent scoreless outings

Shelby Miller will be the first to tell you that it was a miserable year for him, but the 11 scoreless innings over his final two starts of the season will give him some good feelings heading into the offseason, which does have value.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

Diamondbacks’ Yasmany Tomas scratched with stiff neck

Arizona Diamondbacks’ outfielder Yasmany Tomas has been scratched from Thursday afternoon’s matchup against the Washington Nationals due to a stiff neck. He had been in the lineup playing right field and batting sixth while Mitch Haniger will now take his place. Rain is in the forecast for the Washington D.C. area on Thursday, though there […] The post Diamondbacks’ Yasmany...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Segura, Miller work fast to get D-backs win before rain hits

WASHINGTON -- Shelby Miller threw five shutout innings and Jean Segura had three hits to reach 200 for the season as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 in a rain-shortened game Wednesday night.The start of the game was delayed 33 minutes by rain and was later called with one out in the top of the sixth inning after waiting out a second delay of 70 minutes...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks – Hudson could face a complicated free agency route

  Daniel Hudson of the Arizona Diamondbacks is one of many free agents this coming off-season This is safe to assume that the Arizona Diamondbacks began planning for next season some time ago. A season once held with hope and promise quickly faded into despair and misery. Front office personnel were singled out for the […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Hudson could face a complicated...
Via Venom Strikes
2 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – going into 2017, cutter is important for Miller

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller showcased his potential against the Baltimore Orioles.  It’s no secret that Shelby Miller, a pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, recognizes how poor he pitched in 2016. He is not shying away from this fact. At the same time, he refuses to dwell on this season’s results. “Obviously it’s been a rough […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
2 days ago

One-Run Games Have Altered the Diamondbacks’ Franchise

Surviving one-run games is important in baseball. Day-in and day-out, you can bet your bottom dollar that there are going to be some close games. That’s just how it goes. And for every game won by a single run, there’s one lost on the other side of the ledger. And that’s just how it goes, too. Your odds of winning …
Via Inside the Zona
3 days ago

Tomas, Segura lead 5-homer explosion vs. Nationals

WASHINGTON -- Rather than talk about the death of Cuban countryman Jose Fernandez, Diamondbacks slugger Yasmany Tomas let his big night at the plate speak for itself.Tomas hit a three-run homer and had five RBIs as Arizona beat the NL East champion Washington Nationals 14-4 on Monday."I just tried to find the good pitches and make good contact with the ball," Tomas said through a...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' De La Rosa to have stem cell injection

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Rubby De La Rosa is trying to avoid a second Tommy John surgery by having a stem cell injection in his ailing elbow.Manager Chip Hale says De La Rosa met with Dr. James Andrews and decided to try the stem cell injection instead of another major surgery. Hale didn't have a timeframe for De La Rosa's return other than he will miss the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hale: Tomas' early removal a 'personal thing'

D-backs right fielder Yasmany Tomas was removed during the fifth inning of Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Orioles due to an apparent lack of hustle.
Via Diamondbacks.com
5 days ago

How the Diamondbacks' big offseason splash didn't pay off

Baseball's offseason is normally a time for optimism, and optimism was running rampant in the desert as far as the Arizona Diamondbacks were concerned. Despite finishing the 2015 season with a 79-83 record, the Diamondbacks were convinced that they were trending in the right direction. To be honest, it's hard to fault them for this line of thinking since the 79 wins were actually...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Arizona Diamondbacks

This wasn’t the way things were supposed to go for the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the “disrespect” word being tossed around the desert, along with local sports radio declaring them to be a potential third-best National League club behind only New York and St. Louis (which, I mean, really?), the disparity between expectations and reality is dumbfoundingly obvious for fans in...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa believes Diamondbacks will rebound in 2017

Tony La Russa has faith the Arizona Diamondbacks can turn a dismal season around in 2017. Speaking with Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Arizona’s chief baseball officer admitted the Diamondbacks' atrocious season might have a positive result, as it will allow players and coaches to reflect on what went south and how it can be fixed. “This will get your attention,” La Russa said...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks not open to trading Zack Greinke this winter

As the waiver trade deadline approached earlier this week, surprising reports came out of the desert. Those reports indicated that the Arizona Diamondbacks had been contacted by the Los Angeles Dodgers about high-priced starter Zack Greinke. Ultimately, the D’backs turned down any overtures from their division rivals to send the veteran packing. It’s now being reported by USA...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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