Found May 21, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX -- Josh Hamilton received the largest free-agent contract in average annual value last winter, and Zach Greinke was given the longest yearly commitment, but Eric Chavez is making a strong case as the most valuable bang-for-the-buck signee of the offseason. His numbers are that good. Chavez has worked his way into the cleanup spot in the Diamondbacks batting order over the last two weeks with production that calls to mind his remarkable days in Oakland in the early 2000s, when he was he was a regular in the MVP and Gold Glove conversations. Chavez is hitting .343 with five home runs, 19 RBIs and a .984 OPS, and the only reason he is not listed among the National League leaders is because he has done all that in just 109 plate appearances, about two-thirds as many as an everyday player. A broken hand suffered by second baseman Aaron Hill five weeks ago caused a position shuffle that led to more playing time for Chavez at third base, and it is safe to say that his performance...

Breaking down the success of Gerardo Parra

Gerardo Parra is putting up All-Star numbers. Alright, I guess it’s finally time to admit it: I’ve been wrong all season about Gerardo Parra.

D-Backs shut down OF Eaton after setback

The Arizona Diamondbacks have ended Adam Eaton's rehabilitation stint in the minors after the young outfielder felt soreness in his injured left elbow. Eaton had been a designated hitter in the minors for the past few weeks but began playing the outfield last weekend. Manager Kirk Gibson, speaking before Arizona's game at Colorado on Wednesday, says Eaton felt discomfort...

Adam Eaton has setback in rehab

Those looking forward to seeing Adam Eaton being back in a Diamondbacks uniform this season may have to wait a while. The outfielder suffered a setback on Monday with his left elbow strain, an injury that he has been recovering from since the beginning of spring training. 

Diamondbacks: No need to buy?

  The Diamondbacks are that rare contender that might not act as buyers at the non-waiver deadline. They lack an obvious need, and soon might face a number of surpluses: *Center fielder Adam Eaton is expected to return from a strained left elbow by the end of the month, giving the team four quality outfielders – Eaton, Jason Kubel, Cody Ross and one of the league’s best producers...

D-backs shut down Eaton after setback with elbow

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Diamondbacks ended Adam Eaton's rehabilitation stint in the minors Tuesday after their expected starting center fielder felt soreness in his injured elbow. Eaton had been used as a designated hitter in the minors for the past few weeks but began playing the outfield last weekend to get into game shape. D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, speaking before Wednesday...

Helton: Corbin has best slider I've ever seen

Patrick Corbin has been pretty good this year. The Diamondbacks' young lefty is 7-0 -- making him the franchise's first left-hander to start a season with seven straight wins since Randy Johnson in 2000 -- following a dominant 10-strikeout, three-hit, complete-game win over the Rockies on Monday. Corbin also has a ridiculous 1.44 ERA thanks to nine straight starts of six...

The Diamondbacks Show Positive Improvement In The Teamwork Category

Miguel Montero and Josh Collmenter are the poster children for teamwork in schools across the world following their team effort on Sunday. Check out Miguel who dove after a popup and juggled it up in the air setting up his teammate Collmenter for a nice alley-oop grab. Everything went according to plan. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Patrick Corbin Looks For His Seventh Win

The Arizona Diamondbacks have become known for their under-the-radar pitching staff these last few years. Whether it was Ian Kennedy’s break-out 2011 season, Wade Miley’s ROY-runner up 2012 season, or Patrick Corbin’s 6-0 start this season (hopefully that becomes 7-0 after tonight’s game). They don’t all have the skills of Justin Verlander, or the super-star status of players...

Corbin three-hits Rockies as D-backs dominate

DENVER (AP) -- Patrick Corbin tossed a three-hitter for his first complete game and struck out a career-high 10, leading the Diamondbacks to a 5-1 win over the Rockies on Monday night. Corbin (7-0) joined Randy Johnson as the only lefties in team history to begin the season 7-0. He also turned in his club-record ninth straight start in which he's pitched at least six innings...

Former manager calls for automation of ball and strike calls

There’s a growing majority (but not consensus) that Major League Baseball should adopt a more expansive instant replay review system, but Former Arizona Diamondbacks manager and current broadcaster Bob Brenly seems to want to skip a step and move straight toward removing the umpire from behind home plate and “automate” ball/strike calls.  Never mind that the technology isn’t...

Dealing With Slumping Fantasy Stars – Kantor’s Fantasy Corner

So you’ve drafted Josh Hamilton, Matt Kemp, Jason Heyward, Yoenis Cespedes or the like. When a star of this magnitude struggles, you may feel trapped, but what can you do? Let’s look at these players in particular and go from there. Josh Hamilton: .216, 5 HR, 1 SB, 19 R, 12 RBI Much like Albert Pujols during his first few weeks in Anaheim, Hamilton has just been God awful. He’s...

June's fantasy baseball elite

One of the hardest things about fantasy baseball is deciding how much weight to give a player's performance. If he is still struggling in late May, should you cut him? Can he still turn his season around? Check out these numbers from June 1, 2012 through the end of the season: Player A: 22 HR, .245 AVG Player B: 27 HR, .253 AVG Those two players were some of the most talked...

The curious case of the Angels poor outfield defensive metrics

The Angels' outfield defense was supposed to be a many splendored thing. With Josh Hamilton supplanting Mark Trumbo in right field, Mike Trout shifting to left and Peter Bourjos returning to a starting role in center, the Halos had arguably the best defensive outfield in all of the land. We even joked how the Halos could play just Trout and Bourjos and still have nary a ball...

Mike Trout hits for the Cycle, Angels trounce the Marins, 12-0

The evening began with birthday boy Josh Hamilton launching a deep 2-run home run into left centerfield. The star of Arte Moreno's 2012 offseason looks like he is finally ready to climb out of his season-long funk. And that could very well have been the story of the night, but the 32-year-old's birthday bash was overshadowed by a kid 11 years his junior: Mike Trout, who made...
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