Arizona Diamondbacks scapegoat coach Mike Harkey

It’s the time of year where teams fire their personnel in a move that’s supposed to tell fans “Look! We’ve identified the problem and it’s fixed!” But in Major League Baseball, improvement doesn’t come that easy. The Arizona Diamondbacks are no exception. Pitching coach Mike Harkey wasn’t the reason for the team’s pitching woes; the pitchers were. If we’re going...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks this off season?

Sometimes addition by subtraction is the best move a team stocked with depth can make, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are in that situation (actually, the real best move would be to sign an ace, but we’ll see about that one). Contracts expiring after this season include those of Jhoulys Chacin, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and David Hernandez. Additionally, the team has a 1.8 million...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

On This Date: Dodgers Have a Pool Party in Arizona

(Warning: The following article is written without any attempt at objectivity. The author is a Dodger fan. He will gladly apologize to Diamondback fans if he ever meets one.) On September 19, 2013, the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix. Coming into the game, the first-place Dodgers had a 9.5-game lead on the second-place Diamondbacks...
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Fall League experience helped shape D-backs' careers

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Fall League is for the best of the best. Major League Baseball teams send their top prospects to Arizona for an off-season graduate school with the hope that they will prove themselves ready for the big leagues. And approximately 60 percent of the players assigned to the league have graduated to the majors. Current Arizona Diamondbacks Josh Collmenter, Chris...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
24 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Arizona Diamondbacks: what went wrong?

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14.5 games out with 19 to play. Allow me to be the first to make this bold prediction: their playoff hopes are over. Now, not many people expected this team to make the playoffs in 2015, and with good reason. The D’Backs finished last year with the worst record in MLB at 64-98, so maybe we should be celebrating the fact that they surpassed last year’s...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

'Ferrell Takes the Field' trailer: Ferrell, Collmenter share Churro Dog

Remember when Will Ferrell played an inning for the Diamondbacks? It was back in spring training, for the actor/comedian's "Ferrell Takes the Field" trip in which he visited five ballparks and played every position on the field. Well, the documentary on the day premieres Saturday night and HBO rolled out 10 trailers -- one for each team Ferrell suited up with. Not surprisingly, Josh...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kidkaster Neil Patil interviews Josh Collmenter

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks reliever tabs Slider the Hamster as team mascot (vid)

The Arizona Diamondbacks already boast a praying mantis as an unofficial team mascot, but if it were up to reliever Josh Collmenter, his hamster — who amusingly goes by the name Slider — also is worthy of consideration. Collmenter brought Slider along on Tuesday to the ballpark and video was posted by reporter Zach Buchanan — who filed a report on the hamster...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs have a mascot, it's a hamster, and it could be on borrowed time

PHOENIX -- Slider the Hamster is on notice. Either she picks up her game, or her days as the Diamondbacks' unofficial mascot could be numbered. Manny the Praying Mantis remains on the reserve list, living in the lap of luxury and ready to ride to the rescue. Both Slider and Manny serve under the watchful eye of D-backs reliever Josh Collmenter -- keeper of the mascots. Collmenter...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking Arizona Diamondbacks’ rotation options for 2016

There’s a lot of transition going on in the Arizona Diamondbacks starting rotation right now, and it’s almost hard to keep track of at this point. Going into the 2016 season, the D’Backs are going to have plenty of rotational options, especially if the front office decides to sign an ace in the offseason. Here’s my ranking of all the D’Back pitchers who have had at least...
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks top five disappointments of 2015

The Arizona Diamondbacks, at 42-45, are doing better than most people expected. Still, the surprising season doesn’t come without a few disappointments. Here are my top five: 5. Addison Reed Any fan who watched Addison Reed pitch in 2014 isn’t all that surprised about his performance this year. With an ERA of 4.25 in 2014, Reed hardly proved to be a successful closer. Still...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Collmenter Really Bullpen Material?

PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 18: Relief pitcher Josh Collmenter #55 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 18, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Josh Collmenter is arguably one of the best starting pitchers for the Arizona Diamondbacks, or he was before the team...
Via The Sports Journal
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Demote Starter Josh Collmenter To Bullpen Duties

After a 1-0 win for the Arizona Diamondbacks last night against the San Francisco Giants, Dbacks manager Chip Hale announced that opening day starter Josh Collmenter will be demoted from the rotation to the bullpen. In a corresponding move, former top pitching prospect Allen Webster would also be recalled from AAA Reno and take Josh’s scheduled start on Saturday. In a season...
Via Baseball Essential
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Sit Just Shy of Winning Record

Photo: MudflapDC, More than two months into a season that has exceeded the expectations of most, the Diamondbacks fell shy of getting back to a .500 record for the first time since April 24. Arizona played the New York Mets at home on Sunday, tabbing the Mets’ starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom for three runs. Meanwhile Josh Collmenter gave up five runs on four home runs...
Via Hot Stove MLB
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets pound Collmenter for 4 home runs

PHOENIX -- Curtis Granderson hit two of New York's three leadoff homers, Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in seven effective innings and the Mets bashed their way past the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 Sunday. Granderson led off the game with a home run, had another to start the fifth and the Mets hit four homers off Josh Collmenter (3-6) in six innings to earn a four-game split. Eric Campbell...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs. Josh Collmenter 6/7/15)

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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting The D’Backs Young Rotation

This spring, the Arizona rotation was a fascinating mix of imported and home-grown youth, and Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson. Each of the youngsters gave us a point of emphasis this spring, and now that they’ve each had a few chances to show their work, we could give out some first semester grades. And maybe […]
Via Fangraphs
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday 39: Diamondbacks vs. Phillies

Arizona Diamondbacks (15-19) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-23) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Sean O’Sullivan, RHP (0-2, 5.06) vs.ARI: Josh Collmenter, RHP (3-4, 5.27) Time: 1:35 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Mostly Cloudy, 77 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: The Phillies will try to ride the hot streak without any of their core stars from the...
Via Phillies Nation
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Pitchers to Add Making Two Starts in Week 6 (5/11-5/17)

View image | With leagues limiting moves, so fantasy owners do not stream their way to victory, picking up two start pitchers is crucial in fantasy baseball.  Here are some options that are most likely available in your league, that can give you two starts next week.  Do not be afraid to add them this weekend if you have an extra move or two available and...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Intriguing Diamondbacks Rotation

The Diamondbacks rotation wasn’t overly exciting entering the season, and in some ways that hasn’t changed. However, the performances of a few members of the rotation have pushed them towards fantasy relevance. Here’s a rundown of the Diamondbacks rotation, specifically which of them you should be paying attention to. The Ace The “ace” of the Diamondbacks staff is Josh...
Via Baseball Professor
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs' Collmenter and his bobblehead read 'mean tweets'

This weekend Josh Collmenter will get his very own bobblehead. To promote the occasion Collmenter and his bobblehead read a few "mean tweets" about themselves (himself) which the D-backs posted to Twitter. A couple of the tweets hilariously ridicule his beard and one gives a backhanded compliment to his 84 mph fastball. This is not the first time that the Diamondback pitcher has...
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' nine-game streak of quality starts snapped

The D-backs had a streak of nine consecutive quality starts from their starters snapped on Sunday. The streak included the first complete game shutout of the season in the majors which was turned in by Josh Collmenter. The staff put up a collective ERA of 2.07 through the 61 innings of the streak. It was the longest such streak by the Diamondbacks since an 11-game stretch in 2008...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Win Away Series Against Giants

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Collmenter pitchers against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 17, 2015, in San Francisco. Collmenter threw a four-hitter as Arizona won 9-0. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Last season the Arizona Diamondbacks were the laughing stock, with their last-place finish, but that’s not how the beginning of this season is...
Via The Sports Journal
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Collmenter four-hits Giants, gets three hits in D-backs' win

SAN FRANCISCO Josh Collmenter stayed loose and kept his legs warm on a chilly night by running the bases, and Arizona's starting pitcher delivered by not only tossing a complete game but piling up a career-high three hits. ''That was a blessing in disguise tonight,'' he said. ''It's fun when you can hit and be a productive member of the lineup, but it also helped out on a cold night...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Collmenter does it all in D-backs' shutout of Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Josh Collmenter pitched a four-hitter and had a career-high three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to an eighth straight loss with a 9-0 win Friday night. Jake Lamb hit a two-run triple in the third and Collmenter (1-2) added an RBI single as Arizona knocked Jake Peavy out of the game after only 3 2/3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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