Arizona Diamondbacks Are Flush With Young Shortstops

When it comes to starting pitching, the Mets have plenty of it. Something they lack is major league ready position players that are ready to step in at shortstop and left field. While we can speculate about Wilmer Flores‘ ability to hold down that job, it doesn’t seem like the Mets are ready to go all-in on him just yet. Enter the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like the Mets with pitchers...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks appear long on trade options at short

So far, what we know about Dave Stewart as a general manager is not based on what he's actually done but rather on what he has said he will do, which, judging by his comments last week, might not be much. He certainly did not sound likely to trade anyone from the Diamondbacks' young talent base. And while this viewpoint is more than justifiable — the Diamondbacks have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Play Of The Day: Didi Gregorius’ Amazing Throw

Standing O Sports’ MLB Play Of The Day goes to Didi Gregorius of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The young shortstop is a well-regarded prospect as Did Gregorius has special defensive ability. He showed off his range and arm-strength by retrieving a ball in the hole and throwing across his body to nab Justin Turner. The post MLB Play Of The Day: Didi Gregorius’ Amazing Throw appeared...
Via Standing O Sports
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregorius' 3-run homer lifts Diamondbacks past Padres

A meeting against his hometown team seemed the perfect backdrop for LHP Vidal Nuño to lasso his first win with the Diamondbacks, but the end of his outing fizzled and it took a three-run homer from SS Didi Gregorius in the eighth to seal a win for the Diamondbacks over the Padres Saturday in front of 30,583 at Chase Field. Gregorius broke a 2-2 tie, erasing the damage done in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Didi does it all

PHOENIX -- When the Diamondbacks acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius, general manager Kevin Towers compared Gregorius' defense to that of "a young Derek Jeter." It might have been an undersell. D-backs bench coach and four-time Gold Glove winner Alan Trammell is not given to hyperbole, but he could not help but rave about Gregorius' scoop and throw from deep in the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt, Gregorius power D-backs past Reds

CINCINNATI -- Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer that kept Alfredo Simon winless since the All-Star game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Wednesday, taking a series between two teams struggling to score runs. Goldschmidt's 19th homer off Simon (12-6) gave the Diamondbacks two of three in the series. Simon has gone 0-3 since his first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs rally in 6th to beat Cubs

PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt homered, Didi Gregorius had a pair of RBI singles and the Arizona Diamondbacks overcame two home runs by Anthony Rizzo to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Friday night. Rizzo moved into a tie with Miami's Giancarlo Stanton for the NL home run lead at 22 with his sixth multi-homer game, second this season. He homered twice at Milwaukee on May 31. Eury...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates ball girl makes terrific catch on line drive

Your browser does not support iframes.A Pittsburgh Pirates ball girl made a terrific catch on a line drive during the ninth inning of Wednesday night's game against Arizona.D-backs batter Didi Gregorius ripped a bullet foul that was curving into the stands near short right field, but the Pirates ball girl was in the perfect spot to make the catch. The ball girl earned a well...
Via Holdout Sports
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregorius in the swing of things with new stance

PHOENIX -- Didi Gregorius has a knack for dramatic entrances. He has followed the same script both times the Diamondbacks have summoned him to the majors the last two years. Same phone call. Same plane flight. Same first-at-bat home run. It happened in Yankee Stadium on the first pitch of his first at-bat of the 2013 season last April, and he did it again in Coors Field this May...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks recall Didi Gregorius, place Cliff Pennington on DL

(Courtesy of bleacherreport.com) The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled shortstop Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno and placed utility infielder Cliff Pennington on the 15-day DL with a sprained ligament in his thumb. This is another untimely injury for the Diamondbacks who have had a plethora of them recently. A.J. Pollock had surgery a few days ago to repair a broken hand and...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Cliff Pennington (thumb) placed on DL, Didi Gregorius recalled

Per the team twitter, the Arizona Diamondbacks have placed shortstop/second baseman Cliff Pennington on the 15-day DL with sprained ligament in his left thumb and recalled shortstop Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno. Pennington hit.243/.325/.324 in 33 games, often replacing Aaron Hill. Gregorius played in the Opening Series in Australia, but has been at Reno since then, hitting...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs recall Gregorius, put Pennington on DL

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have called up infielder Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno and placed infielder Cliff Pennington on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ligament in his left thumb. Gregorius, the D-backs' starting shortstop for most of the 2013 season, was sent to Reno after being beaten out for the starting job by Chris Owings during spring training. He was hitting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 03, 2014  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 30, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 30, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 25, 2014  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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...
Via Tireball.com
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?
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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...
Via Redlegs Review
March 18, 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...
Via The Outside Corner
February 27, 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...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Fangraphs
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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