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Aaron Hill re-broke out with his 2012 performance for the Arizona Diamondbacks. After two very disappointing seasons, he really put it together, establishing himself once again as a top second baseman. He only hails to Brandon Phillips in all of the NL; but at this point, he should be ranked ahead of the likes of Dan Uggla, Neil Walker and Chase Utley. He had an equally impressive 2009 season with the Toronto Blue Jays, but it is safer to say he should maintain the numbers he put up this year.
Of course, there is no way to tell how a player will adjust year to year. After his 2009 season, at age 27, he went backwards hitting .205 in 2010 despite 26 HR and saw his HR numbers drop to 8 in his 2011 season split between the Blue Jays and D’Backs. There was also some concern with his OBP, which had dropped to under .300 both of those seasons. HIs 2012 numbers were impressive, hitting .302, 26, 85. Clearly his best season since his 2009 numbers of .286, 36, 108.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Justin Upton might have been the most discussed Diamondback on the internet and in the winding Opryland hotel hallways as the winter meetings officially opened Monday, but he was not the most popular D-back in trade discussions, general manager Kevin Towers said.
Towers would notto go there. Trevor Bauer? Gerardo Parra? It is not fair to speculate, and...
NASHVILLE Kevin Towers may have started a trend when he united Oakland and Florida in the three-team trade Oct. 20 that brought Heath Bell to the Diamondbacks, got cash relief for the Marlins and sent Chris Young to the As.
Multi is the new normal.
How many trade balls are in the air?
Right now? Towers said late Tuesday afternoon.
Probably more than I have hands. But I have...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have sold the rights of right handed pitcher Brad Bergesen to the Chunichi Dragons. The Dragons play in Japan’s Central League and will welcome the 27-year-old who has appeared in 102 games for the Diamondbacks and Baltimore Orioles.
Bergesen has a 4.61 ERA in the major leagues to go along with a 1.39 ERA and a 19-25 record.
Claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks...
I've been after a Trevor Bauer auto for quite some time, as he's one of the best prospects to ever come out of my Alma mater, UCLA. While I really wanted his signature, I wasn't after just any Bauer John Hancock. I've had one in mind since first seeing it and becoming aware of its existence, and after many months, I finally took the hard-signed plunge into the blue...
Much of the offseason trade speculation involving the Arizona Diamondbacks has centered on right fielder Justin Upton.
But sources told FOXSports.com late Monday that the team has had at least as much trade dialogue in recent days about outfielder Jason Kubel.
Kubel spent his entire career in the American League until signing with the Diamondbacks before this season, and he would...
NASHVILLE While blockbuster rumors swirled, the Diamondbacks tidied up their bench and catching situations Wednesday, signing free agent veterans Eric Chavez and Wil Nieves to fill reserve roles at third base and catcher.Chavez, who would figure to get most of his at-bats against right-handers while spelling Chris Johnson at third, signed a one-year, 3 million contract. He hit 16...
We have a new, crazy rumor in relation to Justin Upton. The Phillies and Diamondbacks are reportedly discussing a swap that would send Upton to the Phillies for oft-traded starting pitcher Cliff Lee (and likely, a giant pile of cash as well). The prevailing logic is that the Diamondbacks would then move Lee to another team in exchange for the shortstop they desire. Other sources...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have come to terms with infielder Eric Chavez on a one-year contract. The deal is worth $3 million, according to reports, and is contingent upon Chavez passing a physical. Chavez, 34, split time last season between first and third base and designated hitter for the New York Yankees. He hit .281 with 16 homers in 278 at-bats. Injuries have limited his...
Looking to add quality arms to a rotation in dire need of such, the Cleveland Indians are reportedly in talks with the Arizona Diamondbacks, discussing a deal that could ultimately net them Trevor Bauer, a highly touted right-handed prospect. The price: All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince reports that the two teams have been in talks about the potential...
The third base market continues to clear. Eric Chavez is now off the market, as the Diamondbacks signed the veteran to a one-year, $3 million deal Wednesday.
As the contract suggests, Chavez is unlikely to be a full-time player in Arizona. However, given the myriad struggles the club experienced at third base last season, we can expect Chavez to play a significant role. He hit .281...
Update, 4:59 pm: D’Backs beat reporter Nick Piecoro chimed in just after the initial wave and reports that the trade talks are “off base.”
According to a tweet Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the Phillies and Diamondbacks are discussing a Justin Upton for Cliff Lee swap. However, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports writes Arizona is not actively seeking this deal...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed third baseman Eric Chavez to a one-year deal worth $3mm, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Chavez who spent the last two seasons with the Yankees, hit .281/.348/.496 with 16 home runs and 37 RBIs in 313 plate appearances.
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