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Archie Bradley was the seventh overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2011 MLB Draft. He was also committed to the University of Oklahoma to play both baseball and football. Quite a tough decision to make, Sooners or D’Backs? Rather Bubba Starlingesque.
Bradley picked the Diamond.
“I just felt right now that’s what’s best for my future. Where I was at baseball wise what I feel is best for me, my family and my future baseball is the best shot to go,” he said.
I caught up to him at the Midwest All-Star game where I asked the current member of the South Bend Silver Hawks how difficult it was to take a pass on playing for OU.
“It was definitely hard. They’re a national championship program year in and year out. Best coaches in the country. My dream school, is where I wanted to go. Oklahoma football is Pro football in Oklahoma. Huge huge (fan) I’ll go to all the games. Off season everything.”
He was 7-4 with a 3.91 ERA at the all-star break and asked him what he hoped to le...
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Trevor Bauer is headed back to the minor leagues for additional seasoning -- and hopefully improved control.
The Diamondbacks announced Wednesday that they have optioned Bauer to Triple-A Reno and recalled right-handed reliever Jonathan Albaladejo.
Bauer, Arizona's highly touted first-round draft pick in 2011, has struggled with his control in four starts since being recalled...
PHOENIX For Justin Upton, trade talk appears over for this deadline season. For Stephen Drew, it may be just heating up.
"That's nice to hear," Upton said when told that Diamondbacks managing partner Ken Kendrick said Thursday that discussions involving him were all but dead.
"He's a man of his word. I'm sure he wouldn't say that if it wasn't...
Trevor Bauer’s first tour of duty in the big leagues is officially over as the Arizona Diamondbacks shipped the 21-year-old right-hander back to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday. The move came a day after the worst of Bauer’s four starts in the majors.
On Tuesday night he lasted only three innings in a 4-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. He walked five, threw two wild pitches, had an...
The Arizona Diamondbacks returned right-handerTrevor Bauer to Class AAA Reno on Wednesday to refine his game, a day after the least effective of his four major league starts. Bauer never seemed to find a rhythm in a 4-0 loss to Cincinnati on Tuesday, walking five, throwing two wild pitches and making an errant pickoff throw. The Reds got only one hit off him, Ryan Ludwick'...
Following Trevor Bauer‘s Tuesday start against Cincinnati — three innings, five walks, one hit (a home run) and three earned runs — the Diamondbacks returned their top prospect to the minor leagues. In four starts with Arizona this season, Bauer lasted just 16.1 innings. He struck out 17 but walked 13 and allowed two home runs. The result is an ERA of 6.06, a FIP of 5.15, and...
According to Geoff Blum's official Twitter account, the Arizona Diamondbacks will announce later today that he will be released.
The Diamondbacks signed Blum to a two-year deal back in 2010. In two years with Arizona Blum hit .195/.267/.312 with 2 HR's, 11 RBI's and a 55 OPS+ in 86 plate appearances.
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Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Bauer blew opponents away with superior stuff in his half-season in the minor leagues this year despite walking a batter every other inning. Bauer has not been able to get away with less than top command in his four starts in the major leagues, a point Cincinnati drove home behind right-hander Johnny Cueto in a 4-0 victory over the D-backs...
Oklahoma is the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 football title in a preseason media poll released by the conference Thursday.
The Sooners had 396 points, including 32 out of a possible 41 first place votes, to outdistance runner-up West Virginia, which had 339 points and seven first place votes.
West Virginia is entering its inaugural season in the Big 12. Oklahoma has...
Guard T.J. Taylor has been granted his release from Marquette, with the school citing personal reasons for the decision.
Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams announced the move in a statement Wednesday.
Williams says, ''we are in complete support of his decision and we wish him all the best in his future as a student-athlete.''
Taylor, who arrived on campus in early...
I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen this before.
18 year-old catching phenom Stryker Trahan, who was selected 26th by the Arizona Diamondbacks in last month’s draft, laid out some poor baserunner.
BAMF is not only an adjective in this video, its also the sound made when the baserunner hit the ground gasping for air.
Here are the latest rumors on Justin Upton, with any updates throughout the day added at the bottom.
**Last night, Buster Olney had the following tweet about how the Pirates match up with Arizona.
It still appears the Pirates and the Diamondbacks don’t match up on a Justin Upton trade. PIT has pitching, but Ariz. priority is SS help.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 17, 2012...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jason Kubel returned from a sore hamstring and homered in his first two at-bats on Wednesday night, powering the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-1 victory that dropped the Cincinnati Reds back into a first-place tie in the NL Central.
Kubel was out of the lineup for four games because of the hamstring. He hit a two-run shot in the first inning and a solo homer in...
The Diamondbacks could trade Justin Upton today if they wanted. Their inaction has nothing to do with lack of interest from the market. It's the return that's lacking.
The D-backs have said they would need to be bowled over: A deal that includes a top-of-the-rotation starter and an elite shortstop or third baseman, all of whom are controllable for at least as long as the...
It’s still unclear whether the Diamondbacks will trade right fielder Justin Upton. But shortstop Stephen Drew appears to be generating enough attention to get moved.
The Pirates, Red Sox and Tigers are among the teams interested in Drew, according to major-league sources.
The Pirates’ .515 OPS at short is the worst in the majors. The Red Sox likely would use Drew as a backup...