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After suspending each of the pair during the 2012 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks will not be retaining either Daron Sutton or Mark Grace in their announce team for 2013.
Sutton was suspended back in June by the team because of, essentially, his preference towards wearing a suit as opposed to Diamondbacks branded gear in the broadcast booth. As for Grace, he took a leave of absence in August after his second DUI arrest. Neither announcer returned after their disappearances from the booth.
To replace the pair in the booth, the Diamondbacks apparently have their eye on Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports Steve Stone, the partner of Hawk Harrelson (one of our favorites) with the White Sox, is apparently on the team's radar, and an interview he gave this week where he admitted that Harrelson frustrates him sometimes is apparently just throwing more fuel on the fire.
As for their other target? It's Cubs broadcaster and former Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenl...
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Mark Grace and Daron Sutton will not return as television announces for the Arizona Diamondbacks next season.
The club confirmed that it is seeking replacements for the pair.
Grace, the popular former major leaguer and the team's color analyst, left the crew voluntarily in August after his second driving-while intoxicated arrest in 15 months. Sutton, the play-by-play announcer...
PHOENIX Daron Sutton and Mark Grace will not return as the Diamondbacks' television
broadcast team next season.
The D-backs severed their relationship with Sutton because of "philosophical differences," team presidentCEO Derrick Hall said Thursday.
Grace's Aug. 23 arrest for driving under the influence was the reason he will not retained, Hall said. It was Graces...
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson on Thursday predicted starting pitcher Daniel Hudson would need at least until August to return from Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm, but Hudson took to Twitter on Friday to vehemently dispute that timeline.
"August my A," Hudson tweeted. "I'll be back by the all star break at the latest."
Further questioned by a Twitter...
PHOENIX -- General manager Kevin Towers laid out the Diamondbacks offseason shopping list in pretty plain terms Thursday.
The D-backs are seeking, in about this order:
1. a shortstop
2. a third baseman
3. a power arm for the back of the bullpen
4. a situational left-hander
5. a starting pitcher
Priority No. 1 is probably the left side of our infield, Towers said.
The Arizona Diamondbacks tumbled from their 2011 NL West title with a thud this season, and that means changes are in store for 2013.
General manager Kevin Towers said the top priority is upgrading the left side of the infield, particularly at shortstop, a position that is thin in the team's otherwise outstanding minor league system. He indicated that third base is another target...
The Arizona Diamondbacks found it difficult to repeat their magical 2011 season in defense of their NL West title, when injuries and the lack of a timely hit or a timely stop kept them in the middle of the division for virtually the entire year. The D-backs spent two days in first place and five in fourth -- all of that in the first four weeks of the season -- before spending the...
Awhile back we were kicking around trade ideas for Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks. GM Kevin Towers' postseason press conference confirms much of our speculation: Towers identified shortstop (no surprise), a veteran starter (mild surprise), third baseman (mild surprise) and bullpen help (no surprise) as his off-season wish list. I’m not sure if that’s in [...]
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s the best baseball-themed mohawk of the season. Just like FOX Sports Arizona said, “it took 162 games, but we finally have a winner for hairdo of the season.”
I’d love to turn this guy upside down and use him as a broom. Splendid look, splendid. And if you have any idea who this gentleman is, please email us.
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