Found March 01, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One of the lasting memories from the Diamondbacks final game of the NLDS in Milwaukee last October was Chris Youngs Willie Mays-replica, over-the-shoulder catch in deep center field that left Jerry Hairston Jr. staring in disbelief. He looked as if he wanted to file a protest. That play goes to the reason D-backs manager Kirk Gibson kept Young in the lineup despite a swing-wrecking wrist injury in Kansas City in June that greatly affected his hitting stroke throughout the second half of the season. Young is back to himself now, judging by the line drives he is hitting in early spring training, and the injury does not appear to be an issue any longer. Even back then, for the D-backs and their appreciative pitching staff, it was about the math. Twenty-seven outs are greater than four at-bats. "We all knew that he was hurt, but he was tough enough to try to go out there and grind it out," said 21-game winner Ian Kennedy. "For me, having him out i...

Upton ready to send a message this season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Arizona right fielder Justin Upton has been tested. He passed, with flying colors. Now, it's time for the opposition to move on. A year ago, Upton was hit by a pitch 19 times, sharing the top spot in the National League. He would take some extended stares at the opposition pitcher, but avoided charging the mound. This year, the Diamondbacks, as a team...

D-backs notebook: Spring rotation set

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks will roll into spring training with the following starting rotation: Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson, Joe Saunders, Trevor Cahill, Josh Collmenter. It comes with a caveat. "Thats just the way it is now. We can change it later," manager Kirk Gibson said. Saunders spent most of last season as the No. 3 starter behind Kennedy and Hudson...

Arizona Diamondbacks: 3 Up and 3 Down

In 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks, behind 1st year manager Kirk Gibson, went from a team many picked to finish dead last in the NL West and flat-out crushed the competition on their way to a division crown. The D’backs were eventually upended in extra innings of Game 5 of the NLDS by the Brewers. J.J. Putz Regardless, with a new attitude, a promising roster, and a loaded farm system...

The Diamondbacks ceasing contract talks with Miguel Montero is the Bad Roster Decision of the Day

Another day, another Bad Spring Training Roster Decision of the Day.  Today's nominee comes to us straight from the front office of the defending NL West champion Arizona Diamondbacks who announced today that they have called off contract extension talks with their All-Star catcher Miguel Montero. Bad idea?  Oh yeah. Contract extension talks get called off all the time during...

More relaxed Upton ready for another big season

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer Justin Upton credits his big 2011 season to a more relaxed attitude. Often his own worst enemy, he's eased up on himself, at least a little, and stopped worrying about living up to the expectations he's shouldered since the Arizona Diamondbacks made him the No. 1 overall pick in the draft nearly...

The BP First Take: Friday, March 2 by Daniel Rathman

On Thursday, Ben Lindbergh examined the roster flaws of baseball’s best teams. For the Diamondbacks, he identified trouble spots at first and third base, which are occupied by Paul Goldschmidt and Ryan Roberts, respectively. We also learned on Thursday that shortstop Stephen Drew is still recovering from the gruesome ankle injury he suffered on July 20. Doctors initially told...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Collmenter preps for an encore

The right-hander from Homer, Mich., burst on the scene as soon as he was recalled from Triple-A Reno in mid-April.

Arizona Diamondbacks, Miguel Montero break off contract talks

Contracts talks between the Diamondbacks and Miguel Montero have broken down, and the sides have agreed to table discussions until after the season.

Kennedy named Opening Day starter

Ian Kennedy will get the ball on Opening Day for the D-backs for the second straight year.

D-Backs, All-Star C Montero put off contract talks until after season

The Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero have ended talks on a multiyear contract until after this season, when he will be a free agent.

Arizona Diamondbacks players have diverse hobbies

Less than a week into full-squad workouts, the Diamondbacks will move the competition off the field and onto the green.

Montero, D-backs shelve contract talks

The D-backs and catcher Miguel Montero agreed Wednesday to suspend any further talks on a long-term contract until after the 2012 season.

Diamondbacks, Montero end talks until after season (Yahoo! Sports)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero say they have ended talks on a multiyear contract until after this season, when he will be a free agent.

D-backs, Montero end talks until after season

The Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero have ended talks on a multiyear contract until after this season, when he will be a free agent.

Arizona Diamondbacks' veterans taking lead for rookies

The rookie-veteran relationship is often portrayed in a negative light. The focus usually lies on hazing and annoyance but that's not the case in the Arizona Diamondbacks clubhouse.
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