DIAMONDBACKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Should the Diamondbacks go after Tim Lincecum?

Former Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is having a showcase for interested teams on Friday. About 20 teams are expected to be in attendance. The two-time Cy Young award winner went 7-4 with a 4.13 ERA last season. He wasn’t signed in the winter because of a hip injury, and is vying for a spot on […] Should the Diamondbacks go after Tim Lincecum? - Venom Strikes - Venom Strikes -...
Via Venom Strikes
5 hours ago

Triple-A Outfielder Of The Week: Reno Aces’ Pete O’Brien

Pete O’Brien during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Getty Images) Many question where Pete O’Brien would fit in on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ roster. Would he stay at his natural position behind the plate at catcher, or play the infield at first or third base, maybe even at his newly acquired position in outfield? One thing is for sure...
Via Legends On Deck
6 hours ago

Diamondbacks series preview: Everything is awesome!.. Away from Phoenix

After trading for Shelby Miller, and signing Zack Greinke, the starting rotation was supposed to be a strength for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016. But the Diamondbacks currently have the second-worst rotation ERA in baseball at 5.62. While it’s early, the numbers will say that the 2015 version without Greinke was better. The Diamondbacks have played two more […] Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
15 hours ago

D-backs have plenty of time to solve identity crisis

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks went to great lengths to create a new identity in the offseason. The D-backs added two new starting pitchers to lead the rotation and added a closet full of new uniforms, the marketing of which could help create a new revenue stream to fund the first move. An identity crisis was not supposed to be part of the equation. A month into the season...
Via Today's Knuckleball
17 hours ago

How's this for a debut? One batter, two outs

On his first day in the big leagues, Zac Curtis got some good advice from a friend: Put your phone away so you aren't tempted to check your text messages and Twitter mentions.
Via Diamondbacks.com
18 hours ago

Diamondbacks to unveil ‘Randy Johnson Way’ during May 12 ceremony at Chase Field

According to a statement released by the club Monday evening, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the city of Phoenix, Arizona have officially announced that “Randy Johnson Way” will serve as the new name of the street in front of Chase Field.  The Hall of Fame hurler will be honored during a ceremony on May 12 while Johnson will be in attendance alongside other team officials. The...
Via Today's Knuckleball
19 hours ago

Brandon Drury’s road to dominance

Brandon Drury has been given a chance to show what he can do at the Major League level this season. He has played in 21 of the Diamondbacks’ first 27 games thus far. There are multiple factors as to how and why this opportunity has been created. The team suffered a huge loss when A.J. Pollock went down […] Brandon Drury’s road to dominance - Venom Strikes - Venom Strikes...
Via Venom Strikes
20 hours ago

Randy Johnson to have street at Chase Field named after him

The Arizona Diamondbacks and City of Phoenix announced Monday that the street in front of Chase Field will be named “Randy Johnson Way” after Hall of Fame pitcher and five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson. “It is only fitting that the street outside of our home be named after our first Hall of Famer,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall, according to abc15...
Via The Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs GM: Shelby Miller feeling 'pressure' over trade

The MLB season is still in its early stages, but thus far, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been one of the league’s bigger disappointments. Chiefly among them is pitcher Shelby Miller. Arizona parted with a considerable trade haul to acquire Miller, dealing away former first overall pick Dansby Swanson, a quality outfielder in Ender Inciarte and pitching prospect Aaron Blair. Miller...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Buyer`s Guide: Patrick Corbin by J.P. Breen

The D`backs lefty has been hit hard in the early going, but is there reason to hope he might bounce back going forward?
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs swept by Rockies as Miller's struggles continue

PHOENIX -- Shelby Miller is finding it hard to win a month into his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks.Miller, the big piece acquired in a major December trade with Atlanta, couldn't make it out of the fourth inning and fell to 0-3 as the Diamondbacks lost to the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Sunday.Nolan Arenado hit his major league-leading 11th home run and Gerardo Parra also connected...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fall to Rockies as Story delivers again

PHOENIX (AP) -- Brad Ziegler has been as effective a closer as the Arizona Diamondbacks have had in recent years, with 33 consecutive save chances converted and six straight scoreless appearances.Then came Saturday night. Ziegler was charged with three runs in the top of the ninth inning as the Colorado Rockies broke a tie against him and beat Arizona 5-2.Trevor Story's two-run triple...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The phone call Zac Curtis will never forget

PHOENIX — Brand new Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Zac Curtis calls himself “a big family person”, which makes being a professional baseball player all the more difficult. With one phone call to his wife, it confirmed that the struggle was worth it. Getting called back to the stadium from In-N-Out Burger to be told by his manager that he was headed to the big leagues was a nice...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

D-backs call up lefty Curtis, DFA Hessler

The Arizona Diamondbacks have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Zac Curtis from Class A Advanced Visalia and designated left-hander Keith Hessler for assignment, D-backs senior vice president and general manager Dave Stewart announced Saturday.
Via Diamondbacks.com
2 days ago

Diamondbacks read your mean tweets about their awful uniforms

Most people (myself included) think that the Arizona Diamondbacks’ new uniforms are pretty terrible. Let’s take a look at them (Note: These aren’t actual Diamondbacks players): Woof. And the pant leg for the home uniforms would make you think Paul Goldschmidt and company were in a horror movie: Well, the Diamondbacks are well aware that you probably hate their uniforms, and...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards can't solve D-backs' De La Rosa in 3-0 loss

PHOENIX -- Rubby De La Rosa struck out a career-high 10 and pitched two-hit ball through seven innings, Chris Herrmann and Brandon Drury homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Thursday night.The Diamondbacks forced a split in the four-game series. De La Rosa (3-3) had been shaky this year and was demoted to the bullpen for a time but turned in his...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards hope to cap a successful trip with another win in Arizona

The St. Louis Cardinals' bats have supplied them an edge over one of the other top lineups in the NL.The way things have gone so far for the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, there is a good chance the Cardinals will continue their power surge in this series when they try to take the four-game set Thursday night.St. Louis (12-9) has won four of five behind an outburst of 45 runs...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke unveiled baseball's most awkward base hit celebration

Zack Greinke is a straight-faced ace on the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He doesn't often display emotion or show that he actually enjoys making millions for playing baseball, but he has his moments. Monday night was one of those rare instances where Greinke had some fun on the diamond, and it wasn't after striking out a batter. It came after he laced a single past the third...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks gave a 9-year-old the birthday surprise of a lifetime

The Arizona Diamondbacks staged an absolutely perfect birthday surprise for nine-year-old fan Micha Vickers. Micha's face was put on the scoreboard as the PA announcer gave him a shoutout, and he was thoroughly embarrassed as many 9-year-olds would be. Micha had no idea that his dad, an Air Force Tech Sargeant, was standing just behind him.Micha seemingly can't believe what he's...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What should we make of the Diamondbacks?

The Diamondbacks were baseball’s most entertaining team this winter by a long shot. The huge signings, the weird trades, the insane uniform redesign – everything they did made you take notice. It was the kind of offseason baseball writers dream about, where a team decides to throw everything they have against the wall and hope it all sticks. But would they be any good once the...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Up With Greinke’s Slider?

Zack Greinke goes to the mound today after giving up 13 runs in his last three starts, something he didn’t do at all last year. So we’re all trying to diagnose him. He is, too. We couldn’t figure it out together, really. Sorry to spoil the ending. The slider is getting hit hard. Of his pitch types, it has the second-worst exit velocity so far this year, and it’s suffered...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D-Backs’ Jake Lamb cranks 2-out, 2-strike HR to tie it in the 9th

It appeared the San Francisco Giants were going to come away with a 7-6 victory on Monday night at AT&T Park, until Jake Lamb changed that with one heroic swing for the Arizona Diamondbacks. With two outs in the top of the ninth, a 2-2 count, and the crowd on their feet, Lamb sent a Santiago Casilla offering high and deep into the San Francisco night. The ball stayed in the...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Reeling Arizona Diamondbacks Already Done in the NL West?

While the season is barely a week old, the Arizona Diamondbacks may have found themselves on the short end of the race to the playoffs yet again. After a stagnant 2-5 start to the season, the D-backs are on a downward slope as they continue to slump while their division rivals continue to trend upwards. The failure of Arizona has been due mainly to a letdown with the starting pitching...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Pollock’s elbow contains this plate and screws

After playing just 75 games in 2014, A.J. Pollock made up for lost time last year, putting together the best season of his career, which included an appearance in the all-star game. Unfortunately, Pollock will miss a substantial portion of this season due to a fractured elbow. Pollock, who suffered the injury sliding head first into home plate during a spring training game, had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Stumble Out of the Gate

The Arizona Diamondbacks spent the majority of the offseason revamping their roster. Add an ace pitcher, subtract a shortstop prospect, add another arm to the bullpen, and continue the equation until you get a World Series ring. At least that’s the plan, right? The moves that were made throughout the offseason sent a clear message that the D-Backs have every intention of contending...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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