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Dbacks may be done making big moves, says GM Dave Stewart

The Arizona Diamondbacks have had one of the most eventful offseasons of any club so far, but they might be finished retooling for 2016. After grabbing headlines by dramatically winning the Zack Greinke sweepstakes in December and picking up shortstop Jean Segura from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade involving Aaron Hill this week, GM Dave Stewart told MLB.com's Steve Gilbert that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs reliever Ziegler pokes fun at Marlins GM over trade rumors

The Miami Marlins aren't trading Jose Fernandez. Or maybe they are. Or maybe not. Nobody really knows for sure.FOX Sports insider Ken Rosenthal has heard , however, that the team will be willing to move him for an "absurd haul."Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Monday that the team asked the Arizona Diamondbacks for two of their best players, plus prospects, for their 23-year-old...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs reportedly content with Brad Ziegler as closer

The Arizona Diamondbacks have been linked to a pair of top closers this offseason, but it appears as though they'll likely be sticking with the closer they already have for 2016.According to The Arizona Republic, the D-backs front office is favoring keeping Ziegler in its closer role for the coming season."With Ziegler doing the job that he has, I am looking to better ourselves more...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks exercise options for Ziegler, Collmenter

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have exercised their options on Brad Ziegler and Josh Collmenter for next season. Ziegler will make $5.5 million with a $1 million buyout. Collmenter gets $1.85 million. He can decline the option and become arbitration eligible if the team gives him a tender offer by Dec. 2. The sidearm-throwing Ziegler (0-3) moved into the closer's role early...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks exercise options on Ziegler, Collmenter

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have exercised the 2016 club options with right-handed pitchers Brad Ziegler and Josh Collmenter. Ziegler, 36, will earn $5.5 million, up from $5 million in 2015, when he moved into the role of closer after Addison Reed struggled. He finished with 30 saves, an 0-3 record and 1.85 ERA while pitching 68 innings. He came to Arizona midway through...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hale: D-backs made 'progress' in 2015

PHOENIX -- A 15-game improvement in the standings with a core of talented young players and an aggressive style has the Arizona Diamondbacks believing they are headed in the right direction. A year after finishing with the worst record in baseball, Arizona made a significant turnaround under first-year manager Chip Hale. "It's a work in progress," Hale said, "and I think we made...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ziegler injures himself in second-consecutive relief collapse

Brad Ziegler has been a solid back-end reliever for the Arizona Diamondbacks all season, but his past two outings have been quite a regression for the veteran reliever. A day after giving up three earned runs in the top of the 11th inning of the D-backs' 7-4 loss to the Oakland A's on Sunday, Ziegler was shellacked by the Colorado Rockies for four runs in the bottom of the ninth...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray's good start wasted by Rockies' 9th-inning rally

DENVER -- Robbie Ray did enough to earn his first win in nearly two months. A late rally by the Colorado Rockies spoiled the celebration for the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander. Pinch-hitter Ben Paulsen hit a two-out, two-run single and the Rockies rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 victory Monday night. A.J. Pollock homered and Chris Owings had three hits...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray's good start wasted by Rockies' 9th-inning rally

DENVER -- Robbie Ray did enough to earn his first win in nearly two months. A late rally by the Colorado Rockies spoiled the celebration for the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander. Pinch-hitter Ben Paulsen hit a two-out, two-run single and the Rockies rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 victory Monday night. A.J. Pollock homered and Chris Owings had three hits...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs hit road in search of winning ways

Although their hopes of making a playoff push took a big hit at home, the Arizona Diamondbacks should feel good about winning back-to-back road series for the first time. Seeking a fifth straight road win, Arizona tries to continue its success against the last-place Colorado Rockies on Monday night in the first of four meetings over three days. The Diamondbacks (63-67) were five...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs stage comeback, fall in 11th

PHOENIX -- Marcus Semien's two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs in the 11th inning sent the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Semien's big hit came after singles by Danny Valencia and Stephen Vogt. Josh Phegley was hit by a pitch from Brad Ziegler (1-1) to load the bases. Ziegler had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the 10th and...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs stage comeback, fall in 11th

PHOENIX -- Marcus Semien's two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs in the 11th inning sent the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Semien's big hit came after singles by Danny Valencia and Stephen Vogt. Josh Phegley was hit by a pitch from Brad Ziegler (1-1) to load the bases. Ziegler had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the 10th and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Waiver Wire Treasures (Including A Pitcher Who Will Win Your League!)

The season may be winding down, but that is when the waiver wire can be your best, and sometimes, only friend. This list is by no means a complete listing of all the players that I think can help in a meaningful way down the stretch, but after quickly glancing over at some ESPN ownership percentages I couldn’t resist pointing out these few things that really jumped off the page...
Via Baseball Professor
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks may revisit talks on Aroldis Chapman

The non-waiver trade deadline is behind us, but the Arizona Diamondbacks still have their eyes on acquiring a shutdown closer. According to CBS Sports, the Diamondbacks, who were linked to top closers Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman at the trade deadline, are still interested in acquiring an elite closer. Arizona's current closer, Brad Ziegler, who is having success this season...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

De La Rosa, Diamondbacks shut down Brewers

PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale walked out to the mound in the eighth inning, fully ready to bring in closer Brad Ziegler. Before pulling the trigger, he wanted to visit Rubby De La Rosa to determine if he had anything left. Seeing and hearing what he wanted from his starter and catcher Welington Castillo, Hale left De La Rosa in and the young right-hander got two...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

De La Rosa, Diamondbacks shut down Brewers

PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale walked out to the mound in the eighth inning, fully ready to bring in closer Brad Ziegler. Before pulling the trigger, he wanted to visit Rubby De La Rosa to determine if he had anything left. Seeing and hearing what he wanted from his starter and catcher Welington Castillo, Hale left De La Rosa in and the young right-hander got two...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers can't capitalize on chances in shutout loss to Diamondbacks

PHOENIX -- Rubby De La Rosa pitched eighth effective innings and Brad Ziegler held on for his 14th straight save, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. De La Rosa (8-5) allowed four hits and struck out six, winning for the sixth time in 11 starts at Chase Field. Ziegler gave up two two-out singles and walked a batter in the...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

De La Rosa, Diamondbacks shut down Brewers 2-0

PHOENIX (AP) Rubby De La Rosa pitched eighth effective innings and Brad Ziegler held on for his 14th straight save, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. De La Rosa (8-5) allowed four hits and struck out six, winning for the sixth time in 11 starts at Chase Field. Ziegler gave up two two-out singles and walked a batter in...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers can't capitalize on chances in shutout loss to Diamondbacks

PHOENIX -- Rubby De La Rosa pitched eighth effective innings and Brad Ziegler held on for his 14th straight save, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. De La Rosa (8-5) allowed four hits and struck out six, winning for the sixth time in 11 starts at Chase Field. Ziegler gave up two two-out singles and walked a batter in the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks trade rumors: Brad Ziegler

The Arizona Diamondbacks are receiving a lot of interest in closer Brad Ziegler. It’s a surprise that this didn’t come sooner, but perhaps it’s because the D’Backs looked like they were going to contend until their recent plummet. Now at 44-50, playoff chances look slim and the team needs to be prepared to sell the players who won’t contribute in the future. Brad Ziegler’s...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks would have to be 'overwhelmed' to deal Brad Ziegler

Brad Ziegler is drawing loads of interest as the trade deadline nears, but it's apparently going to take an impressive deal for the Arizona Diamondbacks to part ways with their lights-out closer. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that while the Diamondbacks have been "getting lots of calls" about Ziegler, who has become Arizona's closer this season, they would have to be "overwhelmed...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

When played right, D-backs have fun on defense

PHOENIX -- Pitching is sporadic and even the best hitters run into slumps or a dominant opposing hurler. But the Diamondbacks expect to play solid, above-average defense on a consistent basis. That is part of what was so frustrating about the weekend sweep at the hands of the Giants. The D-backs committed a pair of errors in the series and just weren't as crisp as they would have...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ziegler closes out Marlins to end D-backs' skid

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks hadn't won in 12 days and manager Chip Hale desperately wanted to end a six-game losing streak. So he went somewhere he hadn't all season. Hale on Monday called on Brad Ziegler with one out in the eighth inning to preserve a two-run lead. Ziegler's last save of at least five outs was in 2009 while with the A's, and he threw 26 pitches in two innings on...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ziegler not an All-Star despite worthy numbers

Perhaps it’s because of his funky submarine-style delivery that D-backs reliever Brad Ziegler hardly ever gets recognized despite a consistently low ERA throughout his eight-year career. The Arizona Republic notes that Ziegler was left off the All-Star game roster this year despite putting up All-Star-worthy numbers.Among relievers with over 30 innings pitched, Ziegler’s 1.25...
Via Fox Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Ziegler joins Todd's garage

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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