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Goldschmidt is D-backs' Hank Aaron nominee

PHOENIX -- All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the Diamondbacks' candidate for the Hank Aaron Award this season, presented annually to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Goldschmidt won the award last season. Hank Aaron and a panel of Hall of Fame players that includes Johnny Bench, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount will join fans in voting for the award...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks in rebuilding mode after tough season

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks boosted their payroll to unprecedented levels, hoping the influx would break them out of a two-year funk. Instead, they went into a freefall to the bottom of the standings. Arizona's retooling started during the 2014 season with the hiring of Tony La Russa and the firings of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson. But even...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Owings

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt took batting practice on Saturday for the first time since fracturing his hand, reports Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. Adam Lichtenstein of MLB.com adds that shortstop Chris Owings was still bothered by soreness in his left shoulder over the final weekend of the season: #453143704 / gettyimages.comGoldschmidt fractured his hand after...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collmenter looks like he belongs as 2015 D-backs focus on pitching

PHOENIX -- Once again Sunday, Josh Collmenter pitched like a man who belongs in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation in 2015. He was sharp and efficient, as he was in his final seven starts. After giving up one run and three hits in eight innings Sunday, Collmenter had a 1.26 ERA since Aug. 22, trailing only San Francisco's Jake Peavy (1.17) and Pittsburgh's Francisco...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cards can't clinch with 5-2 loss in Arizona

PHOENIX -- Mark Trumbo homered twice and the Arizona Diamondbacks prevented St. Louis from clinching the NL Central title with a 5-2 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday night. The Cardinals secured at least a tie for the division crown when Pittsburgh lost to Cincinnati earlier Saturday, but they need to win or have the Pirates lose on Sunday to finish alone in first place. If...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Towers to remain with D-backs

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' front office got a bit deeper Saturday, when former general manager Kevin Towers agreed to remain in the organization after a meeting with new GM Dave Stewart. "We're going to work together for a long time," said Stewart, who wasted little time in his second day on the job. "Our conversation was a good, long conversation. He got...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks relieve Kirk Gibson of managerial duties

(AP Photo)   #Dbacks manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell have been relieved of their duties. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 26, 2014   As an extremely forgettable season winds down, the Diamondbacks have relieved manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell of their duties. With three games left, the Diamondbacks currently own the worst record in...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks name Stewart GM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Dave Stewart as general manager and De Jon Watson as senior vice president of baseball relations. Stewart is the fourth full-time general manager in the organization’s brief history. Both Stewart and Watson will report to chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. It appears that Stewart will be focusing on the major league roster and contracts. Given...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire Kirk Gibson, Alan Trammell

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Friday that manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell have been dismissed from their respective roles. The team will immediately begin a search for a new manager. The Diamondbacks new senior vice president and general manager Dave Stewar, who will be introduced Friday, will have an important role in selecting the new manager, Tony La...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson

About to wrap up a season that will see them finish with the worst record in baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks and new executive Tony La Russa have fired manager Kirk Gibson. Tony La Russa cleans house, as #Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell http://t.co/xAFcfVtlbz — HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) September 26, 2014 It’s been an incredibly disappointing...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kirk Gibson era is mercifully over in Arizona

On Thursday, Dave Stewart was hired by the Diamondbacks to be their GM. On Friday, Stewart fired manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell, ending a tenure that bordered on infuriating at times. #Dbacks manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell have been relieved of their duties. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 26, 2014 This was well-overdue for the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Inciarte, The Buy Year Ender

Today, it's the final Buy of the year. Next week, we'll be doing one last roundup on Monday and recaps the rest of the month until I start on 2015 rookies that could make an impact. In other words, where the hell did the summer go? And does this mean I have to go back to spending time with Cougs? To paraphrase the Broadway musical Rent (or maybe it was Abe Lincoln), eight...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks hire Dave Stewart as GM

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday that Dave Stewart officially became club’s fourth full-time general manager. The 16-year major leaguer will also hold the title of senior vice president and report to chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. The Diamondbacks also named De Jon Watson senior vice president of baseball operations. Stewart will focus on the Major League...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Trumbo (OF, ARI) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: Trumbo has been healthy for a while now but has only recently found the groove he was in at the beginning of the season when he was belting HRs left and right.  He has 3 HR and 13 RBIs over his last 8 games.  The BA is not a […]
Via RotoBaller
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Aaron Hill dislocates tip of finger

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill left Monday's game with a painful-sounding injury, with Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweeting that Hill came out after dislocating the tip of his right little finger on a slide into home:Dbacks' Aaron Hill dislocated the tip of his right pinky finger on a slide into home and is listed as day to day.— Nick Piecoro...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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