Found April 25, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The phrase "Free Trevor Bauer" has been popularized by ESPN analyst Keith Law in recent week. Bauer, the third overall pick in last summer's draft out of UCLA, is widely thought of as a guy who could have started the season in the majors. The Diamondbacks took the conservative route with Bauer, and started him at AA Mobile. In 22 2/3 innings, Bauer has struck out 28 while walking 14, and has allowed just 12 hits and one earned run. Compare that performance to that of Arizona's current fifth starter, Josh Collmenter. In 18 1/3 innings this year, Collmenter has allowed 20 earned runs, six homers, and has a 16:5 strikeout to walk ratio. Collmenter isn't a top prospect or a guy who can have much sustained success at the major league level. Last year, he had a 3.38 ERA in 154 1/3 innings, but thrived with his control: he struck out 100, and only walked 28. He allowed 17 homers on the season, and his major tool for success is "deception", because of his od...

D-backs' Upton feels like himself again

PHOENIX Justin Upton is starting to feel good again, which should send a shudder through the rest of the National League. Upton can carry a team, as he did the Diamondbacks for a three-month stretch of 2011, and he showed indications of returning to those good old days in a 9-5 victory over Philadelphia on Monday that was 9-0 entering the ninth inning. He had his first RBI of...

Interview with Ryan LaPensee: Undrafted to Arizona Diamondacks prospect

In December I went to the Baseball Winter Meetings and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. It’s all baseball all the time; what more could any baseball fan ask for?  During my time at the meetings I met Nello Gamberdino a Lawyer from Chicago Illinois. He is also an aspiring sports agent who owns NPG Sports and represents over 17 professional minor league baseball...

D-backs send struggling Paterson to minors

PHOENIX -- In a minor bullpen shakeup Tuesday, the Diamondbacks recalled Mike Zagurski and Joe Martinez from Triple-A Reno. In corresponding moves, the team optioned Joe Paterson to Reno and designated Jonathan Albaladejo for assignment. The right-hander Albaladejo, recalled Saturday when starter Daniel Hudson went on the disabled list, made his lone appearance Monday night, tossing...

Diamondbacks recall Joe Martinez

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled right-hander Joe Martinez and selected the contract of left-hander Mike Zagurski from Triple-A on Tuesday. To make room on the roster, they optioned left-hander Joe Patterson to Reno and designated for assignment right-hander Jonathan Albaladejo. Patterson had not retired any of the final 10 batters he faced over two appearances, allowing seven...

The Arizona Diamondbacks learn the dangers of Twitter the hard way

Major League Baseball has made major strides in embracing social media and incorporating it into the game experience.  It is a wonderfully progressive trend for an otherwise very conservative league.  But sometimes these efforts to intertwine the online experience with the ballpark experience can go tragically wrong.  Or in the case of the Diamondbacks and their #GoDbacks campaign...

Games & players lost on miserable homestand

PHOENIX -- It was in many was the homestand from hell. The Diamondbacks lost seven games and three players in the 10-game homestand that concluded with a 7-2 loss to dominant Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels on Wednesday afternoon. Hamels retired 18 straight batters after Willie Bloomquist opened the game with a double, and the D-backs could not overcome the Phillies' four...

Trevor Bauer Named Pitcher of the Week

Arizona Diamondbacks top prospect Trevor Bauer has been named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on April 22. That is not enough to earn him a major league callup, however, even with Daniel Hudson heading to the disabled list.

Larry Andersen says APPEAL IT!

We all know that Larry Andersen is never shy to show his passionate and intense side when covering a baseball game on the radio. Yesterday, though, saw something  In the bottom of the first inning, after Willie Bloomquist sent a double in to left field Aaron Hill popped up behind the plate on an 0-2 count from Cole Hamels for an out, but with Willie Bloomquist running toward third...

Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 2

Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings and also hit a two-run single Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2. Hamels (3-1) gave up a leadoff double to Willie Bloomquist in the first, then retired the next 18 batters. The left-hander allowed two runs and four hits. He struck out seven, including his final three hitters. Hamels' single capped...

Gameday: Phillies (8-10) vs. Diamondbacks (9-9)

Philadelphia Phillies (8-10) at Arizona Diamondbacks (9-9)Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.95) vs. Trevor Cahill (1-1, 2.84)Time: 3:40 PM, Chase Field TV: The Comcast Network Weather: Sunny, 94 (Dome) Media: Twitter and FacebookHave the bats finally broken out? We can hardly call 10 strong innings by the offense an eruption, but let’s hope it’s a sign. The Phillies will have to work hard...
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