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Off The Bench:
After a division title in 2011, the D’backs disappointing .500 mark last season was good only for third place in the NL West. Things started well, but the injury bug bit hard and then dysfunction set in. Chris Young began the year on fire but an unfortunate liaison with the center field wall derailed his promising season and he was frustratingly bad for the remainder. Justin Upton battled a mysterious thumb injury for much of the year and questions swirled about his commitment. By seasons’s end his relationship with the front office was damaged beyond repair. The organization retooled in the offseason, loading up with “gritty” players committed to a Kirk Gibson style of baseball. Just don’t call Brandon McCarthy a “Grinder.”
Adam Eaton, Cf
Martin Prado 3b
Miguel Montero, C
Jason Kubel, Lf
Paul Goldschmidt, 1b
Aaron Hill 2b
Cody Ross, Rf
Cliff Pennington, Ss
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Diamondbacks have churned out major leaguers over the last few years, but are never really considered one of the better systems in baseball. I think that trend will continue over the next few years as well; they have a few elite guys, then a lot of depth.
Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites...
PEORIA, Ariz. -- After Team Venezuela's surprising early elimination from the World Baseball Classic, a trio of Diamondbacks returned to camp Tuesday with mixed feelings.
"It's nice to be back with my team, the Diamondbacks, and it's a disappointment to be back so soon," catcher Miguel Montero said. "I was away one week, and it felt like I was here yesterday...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- New Diamondbacks utility man Eric Hinske is already among a relatively exclusive group of major league players to win a World Series with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees -- company that includes Babe Ruth.
But if Hinske can help the D-backs reach the World Series this season, he'd join even more exclusive company by tying Lonnie Smith for most ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks on Wednesday sent Josh Booty, winner of the MLB Network competition "The Next Knuckler," to minor-league camp without a Cactus League appearance. He was among 15 players who were reassigned.
Booty, a former LSU quarterback and Marlins infield prospect, won an spot in D-backs camp by beating fellow ex-quarterbacks Doug Flutie, Ryan...
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Let’s face it, at a thin position like second base, if someone steps up and looks like he can be at least a consistently strong performer, you want to know how sustainable it is. That’s the case with the Diamondbacks’ Aaron Hill, who’s been hit-or-miss throughout his career, but has shown some strength recently. Looking ahead to 2013, just...
If you are a regular reader of the site going back to last year you will know that my colleague and fellow professor Bryan Curley has a major man crush on Paul Goldschmidt. Unfortunately for him, he doesn’t get to gush about him here. He’ll have all season to do that I’m sure. When Goldschmidt [...]
Yovani Gallarado was strong in his return to the Brewers from the World Baseball Classic, retiring 12 straight batters after giving up a leadoff home run in Milwaukee's 7-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Gallardo, back from a weekend stint with Team Mexico, struck out five in four innings after Gerardo Parra's solo home run to open the bottom of the...
The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to trade infielder John
McDonald, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
#Diamondbacks looking to trade IF John McDonald. No spot for him if Bloomquist, Pennington are healthy.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 12, 2013
Rosenthal adds that the D’backs don’t have a roster spot
available for McDonald if their...