DIAMONDBACKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Godley, J.D. star in shutout of Cards

ST. LOUIS -- Behind seven strong innings from Zack Godley and a grand slam by the lineup's newest addition, the D-backs powered past the Cardinals, 4-0, to open a four-game series at Busch Stadium on Thursday.
Via Diamondbacks.com
6 hours ago

Lovullo: Slumping Drury not benched

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo made it clear Thursday that he has not "benched" second baseman Brandon Drury, but instead has "pulled back" on Drury's playing time while he works on some things at the plate.
Via Diamondbacks.com
10 hours ago

Ray aims to regain All-Star form vs. Cards

Both D-backs lefty Robbie Ray and Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha look to get back into the win column Friday night when they square off in the second of a four-game set at Busch Stadium.
Via Diamondbacks.com
11 hours ago

Diamondbacks Acquire John Ryan Murphy

The D-backs announced that they’ve acquired minor league catcher John Ryan Murphy from the Twins in exchange for minor league left-hander Gabriel Moya. In a corresponding move, Yasmany Tomas has been transferred from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on Arizona’s 40-man roster.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
17 hours ago

Michael Fulmer hopes Tigers go ‘all out’ with rebuild

The Detroit Tigers have already traded one of their best players, but they haven’t exactly committed to a full-on rebuild yet. One of their players who has been mentioned in some trade talks hopes the team goes all-in on the rebuild if they commit to doing so.Michael Fulmer, who won Rookie of the Year last season and was an All-Star this year, shared his thoughts on the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 pick Dansby Swanson being demoted to minors by Braves

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson will be heading down to the minor leagues to see if he can turn things around.The Atlanta Braves informed Swanson that he will be sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett, multiple Braves reporters said on Wednesday. Swanson was acquired by the Braves as part of the infamous Shelby Miller trade with Arizona prior to last season. Despite having...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Taijuan Walker uses all of his pitches against the Braves

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taijuan Walker is putting up impressive numbers Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker is not the only pitcher to have recently experienced blister issues. Los Angeles Dodgers’ starter Rich Hill has missed a lot of time because of a nagging blister. Possibly learning from how long the Dodgers chose to keep Rich Hill […] Arizona...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Diamondbacks prospect pulls a Jose Canseco

Arizona Diamondbacks outfield prospect Zach Borenstein won’t be living down this crazy moment any time soon.The 27-year-old Reno Aces power hitter took a ball off the head in right field Tuesday night against Oklahoma City outfielder Alex Verdugo. It then bounced 20-plus feet and over the wall for a home run.Seriously. That takes some major skill from Borenstein right there...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks’ 10-3 rout

PHOENIX (AP) — J.D. Martinez homered twice and Ketel Marte hit an inside-the-park two-run homer in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 10-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Martinez hit his second and third home runs in the past three days, two of his first three as a Diamondback. It was Martinez’s third multi-home run game of the season, the first two as a Detroit Tiger...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Bullpen implodes, allowed three home run in loss

On Tuesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks could not bail out starter Taijuan Walker. There is one word which survives as a defining characteristic of this edition of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Resilient. For most of their latest contest Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves, that variable remained as the Diamondbacks mantra until this one quickly reached […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
2 days ago

About the Whole Chris Herrmann Thing…

When I began my professional career, I started it as a high school teacher and sports coach in the Seattle metro area. I had a frequent saying that was far from original, but fit the bill nonetheless: better late than never. Students were often late to arrive to class, but I was just happy when they showed up. They’d …
Via Inside the Zona
2 days ago

J.D. Martinez removed from Wednesday's game after HBP

A day after he was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the Arizona Diamondbacks, J.D. Martinez’s debut his new team did not go well.Martinez was struck in the hand by a Tim Adelman fastball. He was ruled to have swung and was therefore not awarded the base. Making matters worse, Martinez was removed from the game following the at-bat. The good news is that disaster appears to have...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why J.D. Martinez is just what the Diamondbacks needed

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-39, but find themselves 10.5 games back in the NL West. That’s because as of Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers are winners of 10 in a row and 30 of their previous 34. And before Arizona’s 11-2 thrashing of the Cincinnati Reds, they had lost eight of nine. In six of those, Arizona would fail to muster more than three runs. Yet for the time...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks acquire J.D. Martinez from Tigers

The Arizona Diamondbacks have upgraded their outfield. Arizona struck a deal with the Detroit Tigers, landing J.D. Martinez.Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported that the deal was close and it was later confirmed by the Tigers themselves. Martinez was pulled from Monday’s game. And even before the reports of the trade came in, Martinez was not in the lineup that the Tigers announced...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. makes ridiculous catch to rob Aaron Judge of home run

The Yankees won Game 1 of their doubleheader with the Red Sox on Sunday, but things didn’t go as well for New York in the nightcap.Trailing 3-0 (the same score they won by in Game 1) in the top of the eighth, it appeared that Aaron Judge had added to his MLB-leading home run total when he hit a ball 411 feet to center field. Unfortunately, Fenway Park’s wacky dimensions and Jackie...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Credit and Blame in Constructing the Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a playoff team. They probably aren’t a division-winning team, with the Los Angeles Dodgers surging ahead, but sitting roughly 10 games clear in the current Wild Card standings — or around six if you believe the Chicago Cubs will overtake the Milwaukee Brewers at some point — the team has about a 90% shot to make the playoffs. Given their place in...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks trade rumors: left field edition

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 52-31 entering Tuesday and half a strong hold on a playoff spot 10 1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves, who are chasing the Rockies and D’Backs for the two wild card spots. However, they, like all teams, do have some room for improvement, especially if Arizona wants to catch the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are 2 1/2 games ahead of the...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt still doesn’t get the respect he deserves

Some baseball viewers must believe Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is hidden under the Imperial Sand Dunes.Seriously. Goldschmidt was tabbed as a reserve on the National League All-Star team, chosen by the players’ ballot and commissioner’s office. However, fans voted in Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman as the starter instead. Plus, Chicago...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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