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After excelling in his half of Arizona’s catching timeshare in 2010, Miguel Montero earned the team’s full-time catching gig. He hasn’t disappointed, putting up nearly identical numbers in each of the last two seasons.
Montero is one of the game’s few catchers with premier lineup slots, batting fourth in a fairly potent Diamondbacks lineup that has him surrounded by perennial All-Star candidates like Justin Upton, Paul Goldschmidt, and Aaron Hill.
But while Montero’s numbers last year are eerily similar to what he posted in 2011, an argument could be made that he really stepped up his game. George wrote this about Montero during our 2012 catcher review back in early November:
Take a couple seconds to look at Miguel Montero‘s last four months of 2012. Done? Color you impressed. For those too lazy to click on links, Montero struggled through the first two months slashing .252/.349/.340 with just 2 HR and 21 RBI. In his final four months Montero slashed .301/.408/.481 with 13 HR and 6...
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PHOENIX The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the ninth annual Subway D-backs FanFest on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chase Field. The free event will offer fans access to players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, including autograph and photo sessions on the field. Last years event drew an estimated 25,000 fans to Chase Field.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have talked about trading Justin Upton for quite some time now. There was a lot of talk around the trade deadline and at the winter meetings but nothing has gone through. The D-Backs were said to be looking for a major league ready shortstop in any deal for Upton. They got the … Continue reading »
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In a world of statistics, team totals are often overlooked. The average baseball fan knows that Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown with his monster numbers last season, but most have no idea if the Tigers led the league in those numbers or finished dead last (they finished 10th...
Former Major League Baseball outfielder Milton Bradley has been charged with abusing and assaulting his wife. Racking up 13 total misdemeanor counts, Bradley could face up to 13 years in prison if found guilty on all of the charges.
Bradley and his attorney have denied all charges and contend that his estranged wife simply made up the allegations.
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Ben and Sam discuss the rejected trade that would have made Justin Upton a Mariner.
The Mariners continue to push for more offense, but there are times they experience a push back. Seattle made an offer to Arizona for the services of two-time All-Star Justin Upton, but after the Diamondbacks agreed, the veteran outfielder invoked the no-trade clause in contract to shoot the Mariners down. So desperate is Seattle for a middle-of-the-lineup hitter that general...
Former baseball player Milton Bradley, 34, is facing jail take after several alleged attacks on his estranged wife, Monique.
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley has been charged with abusing his estranged wife and faces up to 13 years in jail if convicted, city prosecutors announced Friday.
Bradley, 34, was charged on Thursday with 13 misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and dissuading a witness from making a report.
In addition to jail time...
Former outfielder Milton Bradley faces up to 13 years in prison if convicted of charges involving abusing his estranged wife. Bradley faces 13 misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and dissuading a witness from making a report. In addition, if convicted Bradley would have to pay $13,000 in fines and [...]
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So all of a sudden the Mets could be looking to do something significant at the major league level. If true, it would be a first for Alderson since he got here. After Justin Upton gave the thumbs down on the potential Seattle deal, rumors abound that the Mets are reengaging Arizona on the 25 year old star.
The Mets had previously attempted to...
Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton vetoed a trade to the Seattle Mariners, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday.
The person asked to remain anonymous because Upton's decision had not been made public. Upton's contract gave him the power to turn down a trade to a short list of cities, Seattle included.
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The Diamondbacks were in agreement on a trade that would have sent
Justin Upton to the Seattle Mariners, but the two-time All-Star
rejected the proposed deal, major-league sources say.