D-Backs Pollock, Miller could be back this week

PHOENIX — The Diamondbacks’ long wait for A.J. Pollock is about over. Shelby Miller is close to a return, too. Pollock is expected to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday or Thursday, manager Chip Hale said Monday. Pollock’s 20-day rehabilitation assignment concludes Wednesday. “Yes, barring any problems,” Hale said. An All-Star in a breakout […] The post D-Backs...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Tony La Russa Defends Shelby Miller Trade

A necessary search for quality pitching drove the Diamondbacks’ offseason acquisition of right-hander Shelby Miller, club chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said in defending the swap in comments to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. While the Arizona front office has obviously discussed that highly-scrutinized deal before, its ongoing relevance is heightened by recent...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

The Diamondbacks front office still doesn’t think the Shelby Miller trade was bad

The Arizona Diamondbacks front office is sticking to their guns when it comes to the widely criticized Shelby Miller deal. The Diamondbacks infamously depleted their minor league system by trading a massive package of talented youngsters to the Atlanta Braves last summer for pitcher Shelby Miller. In exchange for Miller and prospect Gabe Speier, Arizona gave up top prospects Aaron...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: D-Backs ownership blocked Miller trade, Hale firing

Arizona Diamondbacks ownership is strongly considering front office changes, and they’ve been meddling in affairs for a while now. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale shed light on the situation, with the struggling Diamondbacks having been one of baseball’s biggest disappointments in 2016. Owner Ken Kendrick is reportedly considering the futures of CEO Tony La Russa and general manager...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Backs Ownership Stopped Shelby Miller Trade With Marlins, Hale Firing

The Diamondbacks and Marlins had worked out a trade that would have sent Shelby Miller to Miami in exchange for three starting pitchers, only for Arizona ownership to shoot down the deal, a Marlins executive tells USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.  The two sides had been linked in talks about Miller, with Miami right-handed pitching prospect Luis Castillo reportedly mentioned as a...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Report: Diamondbacks drawing interest in Shelby Miller, Daniel Hudson

How does that old saying go about one man’s trash, another man’s treasure? According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Thursday, the Arizona Diamondbacks are drawing serious interest in right-handers Shelby Miller and Daniel Hudson. The #Dbacks are drawing lots of interest in Shelby Miller, and are listening. They also have 3 teams aggressively pursuing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: D-Backs making Shelby Miller available via trade

One of the biggest names moved during the most recent MLB offseason is already available again. The Diamondbacks have reportedly made pitcher Shelby Miller available in trade talks, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Sources: The Diamondbacks have let teams know Shelby Miller is available in a trade. Price isn't nearly what it cost them eight months ago. — Jeff Passan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa talks mysterious ‘issue’ with Shelby Miller

Most people felt the Arizona Diamondbacks gave up too much to acquire Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves over the winter, and the deal looks even worse now that Miller has been optioned to Triple-A. To say that Miller has struggled would be an understatement. He posted a 2-9 record and a whopping 7.14 ERA through the first half of the season, making him one of the worst starting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks option Shelby Miller to Triple-A

The terrible season that Shelby Miller and the Arizona Diamondbacks are going through has gotten worse. The team announced Thursday that Miller has been optioned to Triple-A. #Dbacks option right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller to the Triple-A Reno @Aces. A corresponding move will be made tomorrow. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 14, 2016 The Diamondbacks gave up a lot...
Via Sportsnaut
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

It’s Rock Bottom for Shelby Miller

Shelby Miller just started his tenth game of the season. He has, to his name, all of one single quality start. It came a few weeks ago, in Atlanta, where Miller went to work against one of the worst team offenses in recent baseball history. Miller was removed after the six-inning minimum. He racked up one strikeout, to go with a pair of walks. He also hit a guy. That guy was Erick...
Via Fangraphs
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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