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Manager Kirk Gibson spent most of the spring putting his team through physically and mentally exhausting morning drills. The extra work paid dividends, as the D-backs shocked the baseball world by winning the National League West.
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Kirk Gibson supplied one of the most memorable moments in baseball history with his 1988 World Series pinch-hit walkoff. His team did the same this year. His Diamondbacks were among the feel-good stories in the major leagues.
They certainly were the most surprising.
What started during a mid-May turnaround became a season-long surge, and the D-backs 79 victories from May 13 until...
Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers spoke to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic yesterday. Highlights:
Towers would like to bring back second baseman Aaron Hill, but not at his option prices of $8MM for each of the 2012 and '13 seasons. The 29-year-old hit .315/.386/.492 in 142 plate appearances for Arizona, his first stint in the National League. He's represented...
Despite an early bounce from the post season, it was a successful year for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The club reached the post season for the fifth time in its relatively brief history (14 seasons) — and the franchise also saw breakout performances from the likes of starting pitchers Ian Kennedy and Daniel Hudson, as well as outfielder Justin Upton.
But how sustainable is Arizona’s...
The Arizona Diamondbacks' 2011 season ended with an extra-inning Game 5 defeat to the Brewers in the NLDS. But even with the defeat, the 2011 season must be viewed as an outstanding season for the team. This was a team coming off a 65-97 season in 2010, and expectations for the team were very low heading into 2011. I participate in Jim Baker's Predictatron, where contestants...
Even with how the postseason finished the Arizona Diamondbacks ownership is absolutely thrilled with how the 2011 season turned out. Team president and CEO Derrick Hall was on NBC 12 news last night and had an interview talking about the year.
I watched a good part of the video and it was refreshing to see someone so high up in management so excited. This guy was genuinely...
BBA Names Arizona’s Gibson, Tampa Bay’s Maddon Top Managers
Top Blogger Organization Awards Connie Mack Award For 2011
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon were named the 2011 Connie Mack Award winners today by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. The Connie Mack Award recognizes those considered the top manager for the season.
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