BRAD ZIEGLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

D-backs' Ziegler happy with whatever role he's given

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Of the few position battles happening in Diamondbacks spring training this year, the competition for the closer's role figures to be the most intriguing. With four candidates, all of them experienced as closers to varying degrees, the battle could last well into camp, possibly even stretching beyond the D-backs' season-opening series with the Dodgers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ziegler, D-backs agree to 2-year, $10.5M deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Brad Ziegler by agreeing to a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the right-handed reliever. Ziegler revealed the agreement via Twitter, saying he's ''really excited to stay in Arizona for a couple more years, at least.'' Under the contract, the side-arm pitcher gets $4.5 million for 2014 and $5 million...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ziegler signs multi-year contract extension with D-backs

PHOENIX -- Brad Ziegler, who held the bullpen together when the Diamondbacks turned to him as their closer last season, has agreed to a new contract, he said in a tweet Friday. Ziegler, who was in his fourth and final year of arbitration eligibility this winter, is to make $4.5 million in 2014 and $5 million in 2015. The D-backs have a $5.5 million option for 2016 with a $1 million...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Ziegler rips Cardinals for signing Jhonny Peralta

Brad Ziegler pitches against the San Francisco Giants on 6/9/13 (Credit: Getty Images) Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler is not very pleased (to say the least) about the four year, $52 million deal that shortstop Jhonny Peralta reportedly signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. You might remember, Peralta missed the last few months of the 2013 season after accepting a...
Via Reading Between The Seams
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ziegler comes out of break as D-backs' closer

PHOENIX -- When the Diamondbacks parted for the All-Star break, one of their stated goals was determining a bullpen configuration. They came out of it with Brad Ziegler as the closer. Ziegler was given the D-backs' only save opportunity in the first four games following the break, and he converted it while giving up an unearned run in the ninth inning of a 3-1 victory over the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ziegler as closer could expose other cracks in D-backs 'pen

USA Today Sports Brad Ziegler has stranded 81 percent of 37 inherited base-runners, saving the Diamondbacks numerous games without actually getting credit for a save. July 12, 2013 Is Brad Ziegler the Diamondbacks' new closer? Maybe. That was Kirk Gibson's response when asked Thursday night after Ziegler closed out the D-backs' 5-3 win over the Brewers (after putting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Amid closer crisis, Ziegler comes through for D-backs

PHOENIX -- Another day, another closer. If only for one night, side-arming Brad Ziegler stepped into a ninth-inning role Thursday and earned the save that secured a much-needed win for the Diamondbacks, a 5-3 victory over the Brewers. "I knew we were going to bring 'Ziggy' in," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He got the job done." It was less than...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ziegler a sticker for the rules

PHOENIX -- Meet Brad Ziegler, the most knowledgeable man in baseball. Ziegler, a right-hander in the Diamondbacks' bullpen, blushes when he hears that, and he would argue the point. But it might just be true, at least where the rules are concerned. Ziegler received some national attention earlier this week when he scored a perfect 10 on a test of baseball rules put together...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

First base coach pays price for inattention, gets hit in crotch with pickoff throw (video)

For some unknown reason that defies comprehension, the below video of a first base coach getting hit in the crotchal region by a pitcher’s pickoff throw took nearly a year to begin garnering attention on the interwebs. That’s right, this video was originally uploaded to YouTube way back in May of 2012 but it wasn’t until the past few days that it started making the rounds....
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 24, 2013  |  1 Comment

Brad Ziegler: The Best Pitcher You’ve Never Heard Of

Last week, a sports journalist corrected me on the professional wrestler’s name they thought I was messing up. I’m not saying this to throw anyone under a bus. This person is great at their job. Besides, you probably had no idea who Brad Ziegler was either. I bet you also didn’t know Ziegler set two Major League records in 2012. Really. Two records. You just won’t see them...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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