MLB Teams with Money to Spend in Free Agency

Last year’s free-agent class was one of the strongest we’ve ever seen. With legitimate aces like Zack Greinke and David Price heading the class plus young outfield talent in Jason Heyward and Justin Upton, a bona fide slugger in Chris Davis, along with a host of other mid-rotation starters and solid position player options, teams spent roughly three-quarters of a billion dollars...
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November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Box Score 10/21: Prescott, Ogwumike, Adams and Jagr

Welcome to YB's Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Game 6 of the NLCS.Happy birthday to Marc Wilkins, Joey Harrington, Zack Greinke and Ricky Rubio. On this date in 1976, the New York Knicks retired their player number, Willis Reed's #19.Around the league:  Rae Carruth tried to have his son killed in the womb, now that child plans to be at the gates when his father...
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October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 MLB All-Disappointment Team anchored by Jason Heyward, Zack Greinke

Nobody wants to be a disappointment. To your family, your friends, your employer… to anyone, really. Being a disappointment is the ultimate failure, something you always try to avoid. There’s a reason parents say, “I’m not mad, I’m disappointed.” They know it’s the worst sting. But sadly, disappointment over a 162-game season is inevitable. There are bound to be baseball...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

D-backs turn to Greinke to salvage game in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- During Tuesday night's 70-minute rain delay at Petco Park, some fans wondered why the Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks were working so hard to get the game played.Well, for one, neither team really wanted to play a doubleheader on Wednesday's get-away day.Secondly, the worst teams in the National League West are in a head-to-head struggle for prime position in next June...
Via Associated Press
September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Greinke gets another shot against former team

PHOENIX -- Right-hander Kenta Maeda and left-hander Zack Greinke will face off for the second time in 11 days Friday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet for the second game of their four-game series.The Dodgers come into the game with a four-game lead in the NL West despite alternating wins and losses over the past eight days. Los Angeles has been in first...
Via Associated Press
September 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Pitching to Contact with Zack Greinke and Denard Span

I hadn’t planned on talking to Zack Greinke about the game he’d started the night before, but then, for the second time in his career and the first time since his rookie year, he went six innings and recorded only one strikeout. It was a win for the team, but maybe not his finest game, that one against the Giants on Tuesday night. So I had to say something. “They make a lot...
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September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks not open to trading Zack Greinke this winter

As the waiver trade deadline approached earlier this week, surprising reports came out of the desert. Those reports indicated that the Arizona Diamondbacks had been contacted by the Los Angeles Dodgers about high-priced starter Zack Greinke. Ultimately, the D’backs turned down any overtures from their division rivals to send the veteran packing. It’s now being reported by USA...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks place Zack Greinke on 15-day DL

The already frustrating Arizona Diamondbacks season got slightly worse on Sunday. The club placed star pitcher Zack Greinke on the disabled list. #Dbacks reinstate OF Rickie Weeks, Jr. from the Bereavement List and place P Zack Greinke on the 15-day DL (left oblique strain). — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 3, 2016 Right now, this is bad news for Arizona. It can become...
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July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zack Greinke busted out bat flip on fly out

  Zack Greinke, who signed a six-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks last offseason that is worth more than $200 million, heard a chorus of boos from Los Angeles Dodgers fans as he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the second inning Monday night. For a moment, the pitcher thought he had shut those fans up in a big way. He was wrong. Greinke hit a fly ball off Dodgers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

DPD: Greinke Hosts Old Friends

It’s a pretty sparse baseball Monday as there are just 10 games with only a handful of interesting pitchers. We’ve still dug in to find the best of the best for you. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Carlos Carrasco (CLE) versus Kansas City’s Edinson Volquez Carrasco’s two starts since his return have been a bit bumpy, as he’s allowed seven earned runs including three...
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June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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