Arizona Diamondbacks make some roster moves of their own

The Arizona Diamondbacks are preparing themselves for their second series of the year tomorrow evening in a four game home set against the San Francisco Giants. They were recently swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia, falling to 0-2 to start off the year in fifth place. Now before they take on their division foes, they made a couple roster moves. The Arizona Diamondbacks...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks not putting Didi Gregorius on trading block

When it was apparent that Chris Owings had secured the starting shortstop job for the Arizona Diamondbacks, there were many who thought that youngster Didi Gregorius would be the subject of trade talks. While the D-Backs did demote Gregorius to Triple-A Reno, they are apparently not ready to put him on the trading block just yet. MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert has reported that Arizona...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks rumors: Didi Gregorius to start season with AAA Reno Aces

When it comes to the battle for becoming the starting shortstop of the 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks, Chris Owings gets the nod over the up-and-coming Didi Gregorius. Manager Kirk Gibson told Owings before his sixth inning at-bat that he would be keeping him around for Opening Day on Monday, March 31st. Owings who had a much better Spring than Gregorius offensively is exactly what the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Team interested in Diamondbacks' Didi Gregorius

The Arizoan Diamondbacks have made in known to teams that Didi Gregorius is available.  It appears the Pittsburgh Pirates are at least one of the teams interested.  Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports tweets: Source: Pirates have had trade talks with Diamondbacks about shortstop Didi Gregorius.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 24, 2014It's unsure as to what degree the trade talks...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Morosi: Pirates interested in Didi Gregorius

Source: Pirates have had trade talks with Diamondbacks about shortstop Didi Gregorius. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 24, 2014 I suppose if you're narrowly focused on the immediate future (which is understandable, of course) you might not understand why the Pirates would be interested in the Diamondbacks' Didi Gregorius with so many different needs in the rotation...
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates, D'Backs Have Discussed Didi Gregorius

The Pirates have had trade talks with the Diamondbacks about shortstop Didi Gregorius, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Last Wednesday, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reported the D'Backs were making Gregorius available in trade, after Chris Owings won the team's starting shortstop job. Rubin wrote that the Diamondbacks seek an MLB-ready starting pitcher to offset the...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Didi Gregorius being shopped

The Arizona Diamondbacks have something a lot of teams want.  A shortstop.  The Diamondbacks had two potential starting shortstops entering camp with Didi Gregorius & Chris Owings.  It appears Owings has won the battle.  From Adam Rubin of ESPN.com:"The Arizona Diamondbacks are making Didi Gregorius, not fellow shortstop Chris Owings, available in trade discussions...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dbacks willing to trade Gregorius, not Owings in search for pitcher

getty images The Arizona Diamondbacks are seeking to acquire a major league ready starting pitcher after they lost Opening Day starter Patrick Corbin to a UCL tear. To acquire a starter for their rotation the Diamondbacks have made Didi Gregorius available via trade. The shortstop has lost out to Chris Owings for the starting gig in Arizona. According to ESPN New York, the Diamondbacks...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds are on the market for a shortstop

Could the Reds be in the market to acquire former farmhand Didi Gregorius?
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds looking to reacquire Didi Gregorius?

mets, yanks, pirates, reds identified here as teams that could try for a dbacks SS. add tigers now. http://t.co/EkdhJCwLGJ— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 17, 2014It's been less than a year and a half since the Reds sent promising shortstop Didi Gregorius to Arizona as part of a three-team trade that included Shin-Soo Choo. But might the club already have an interest in...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Shortstop Battle Down Under

Photo Credit: D-backs/Facebook When the Arizona Diamondbacks travel to Australia to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in Sydney for a two game series on March 22nd and 23rd, there will be more than just routine baseball being played. Arizona has a plethora of shortstops; three in total, and only two will be kept on the roster come the official Opening Day on March 31st. Cliff Pennington...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: D-backs in no hurry to deal young shortstop

PHOENIX -- While the Diamondbacks are open to trading Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings, they have not engaged in serious discussions with clubs about either shortstop this spring, according to major-league sources. In fact, the D-Backs might prefer not to make a move at all. Owings also can play second base, where Aaron Hill appeared in only 87 games last season due to a broken left...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs game report: Friday, March 7

Oakland 2, Diamondbacks 0 Game recap: Wade Miley gave up three singles and an unearned run in five innings, and he got some bad swings on changeups and sliders along the way. Shortstop Didi Gregorius committed a fielding error when he mishandled a grounder after his foot got caught in the dirt with two outs and a runner on third base in the fifth inning, enabling the A's to score...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Five spring training position battles to keep an eye on

As Spring Training gets into full swing, teams have to start making the tough decisions of which players are going to make the Opening Day roster, and more specifically, which players will get significant playing time throughout the season. Often these decisions come down to picking between an up-and-coming prospect and a veteran trying to re-establish his career. Here are five such...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' shortstop Didi Gregorius talks defense, hard work heading into 2014

Didi Gregorius played solid and often spectacular defense for the Diamondbacks and hit .252/.332/.373, but finds himself locked in a position battle for shortstop in Phoenix heading into the 2014 season. Defense is a priority for the 24-year old from the small Caribbean island of Curaçao, also home to Braves standout defensive shortstop Andrelton Simmons. We caught up with the easygoing...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Don't Have What The Diamondbacks Want

Seattle's Nick Franklin isn't the only shortstop who could find his way onto the trade market before Opening Day, the Arizona Diamondbacks also have a pair of young shortstops, Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius.  Before the seasons starts, its likely that one of them will find their way to Triple-A.  The other option, which Arizona General Manager Kevin Towers didn't...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' young shortstops not fearing competition

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As Chris Owings competes for the Diamondbacks' starting shortstop position, he draws added strength from a study of perseverance that hits close to home.  Owings' younger brother, Connor, was diagnosed with severe kidney disease in 2012 when doctors discovered that one of his kidneys was smaller than the other and basically not functioning, leading to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Contest Winnings From Chavez Ravining: Didi Gregorius' John Hancock

I won a contest a while back from Alex at Chavez Ravining. The prize: a 2013 Topps Chrome rookie auto of Arizona Diamondbacks' shortstop Didi Gregorius.I don't collect Gregorius but he does have an excellent last name, so points for that. I'm just now noticing this, but Didi looks like a turtle.Also, if you're interested in playing some fantasy baseball, Alex is hosting...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Checking In With D-Backs On Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings

Mike asks… Just wondering what you think it would take to get one of Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings from the Arizona Diamondbacks? They seem to have a surplus at shortstop as well as outfield. So what kind of a package would you hope the Mets could work out? Teddy replies… To Sir Mike, I don’t think it should be a package. If it were me, I’d go after Chris Owings for shortstop...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

A Minor Review of 2013: Diamondbacks

There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009. The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013′ will look back on some of the major happenings...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Gregorius lifts D-backs to 12-inning win over Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Didi Gregorius tripled home the tiebreaking run in the 12th inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Tuesday night. Paul Goldschmidt hit his NL-best 36th homer for the Diamondbacks, extending his hitting streak to 14 games and increasing his league-leading RBI total to 124. Gregorius tripled down the right-field line against Luke Gregerson...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Gregorius lifts Diamondbacks over Padres 2-1 in 12

Didi Gregorius tripled home the tiebreaking run in the 12th inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Tuesday night. Paul Goldschmidt hit his NL-best 36th homer for the Diamondbacks, extending his hitting streak to 14 games and increasing his league-leading RBI total to 124. Gregorius tripled down the right-field line against Luke Gregerson (6-8)...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs like what they see in Gregorius, Owings

PHOENIX -- It happens every fall. Teams make time for their young talent, not only to evaluate performance but also to let the players work through the newness of the stadiums, the charged atmosphere and the level of competition before the anticipated full immersion.So it is with the Diamondbacks, who have used rookies Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings exclusively at shortstop the...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs shortstop Didi Gregorius makes incredible catch while falling down and leaning backwards (Video)

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius made an amazing over-the-head catch while falling down and leaning backwards on a popup that he almost overran during Tuesday night's game at Chase Field. It happened in the top of the seventh inning as San Diego Padres batter Alexi Amarista hit the popup to short center field. Gregorius chased it from the infield while looking...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius makes insane catch, avoids certain doom

Diamondbacks short stop Didi Gregorius made an insane catch last night against the Padres. Even better than the grab was his ability to avoid the rapidly closing center fielder. [BWO the great Sharapova's Thigh] **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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