Cubs Use Their Bats & Their Heads to Sweep D'backs

Adonis Paula ripped a two-run double and Tyler Alamo belted a two-out RBI double to highlight a three-run 1st, Oscar de la Cruz tossed three innings of shutout ball, and Tim Saunders drove-in the winning run by getting hit in the head with a two-strike pitch with the bases loaded, the score tied, and two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, as the Cubs edged the Diamondbacks 5-4...
Via Cub Reporter
18 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Injured Pitchers Who Will Impact the 2nd Half

Baseball is finally back and with it comes another exciting season of fantasy baseball. By now most managers have drafted their teams and are locked and loaded with a roster that they’re sure is championship bound. But while it would definitely be nice to draft a “set and forget” team where victory is ensured straight out of the draft, we all know that it can never really happen...
Via Baseball Professor
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

15-Team NFBC Sloooooow (6 O’s) Draft Recap

This draft was so slow that I lost half my starting rotation before the draft ended. This draft was so slow that when it started Minnie Minoso was still alive. This draft was so slow when it started Tupac was still dead. I didn't enjoy my time last year in the 15-team NFBC slow draft. I drafted Mark Trumbo, Prince Fielder, Cliff Lee, Anibal Sanchez and Patrick Corbin and my only...
Via Razzball
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs pitchers working their way back from injuries

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Had Tommy John not intervened last season, the Diamondbacks would have fewer available spots on the pitching staff this spring in a normal extension from 2014. They even may have made fewer offseason moves to address the group The surgeries that depleted the staff will still have an effect; as many as five pitchers who had significant roles in the past and could...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks have plenty of reasons to believe gloomy forecasts are off base

PHOENIX -- It happens every spring. With the season right around the corner, the naysayers are out, neighing again. The new-look Diamondbacks are a prime target this time around, in large part because of their struggles a season ago.   One thing about predictions: It is always easier to look backward than forward.  One ESPN reporter already has ranked the D-backs last in his rankings...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Craig Biggio elected to Hall of Fame

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Tuesday. Johnson, with 303 wins, is a first-ballot selection. His 4,875 whiffs are the most ever by a left-hander and second behind Nolan Ryan’s all-time record (5,714). Johnson played for six teams...
Via Sports-Glory
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs set cautious timetable for Corbin's return

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks admire the way All Star Stephen Strasburg has recovered from his 2010 Tommy John surgery. The path he followed is something else again. It is a road they do not plan to duplicate with Patrick Corbin, their All-Star.  Thirteen months after Strasburg underwent Tommy John surgery, he returned to the major leagues in September 2011. It went well, as far as...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs to host Social Speakeasy on Friday

PHOENIX -- The FOX Sports Arizona Girls will be participating in the Arizona Diamondbacks first-ever a #DbacksSocial Speakeasy on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Coors Light Strike Zone at Chase Field. The event is free with any game ticket, but fans will be required to follow special instructions from the team's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or newly launched Snapchat account to gain entrance...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs will still spend the bucks

PHOENIX -- Lest anyone fret that the Diamondbacks view their franchise-record $115 million payroll this season as a one-year fling, president/CEO Derrick Hall has a simple message. Don't. The D-backs are fully committed to another nine-figure payroll in 2015, Hall said as he helped son Logan move into his dormitory at Pepperdine University on Tuesday morning. It is the new normal...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hudson, D-backs still eyeing Sept. return

PHOENIX -- For Daniel Hudson, the biggest hurdle this time was to forget the last time. He appears to have cleared it with ease. Hudson took his latest step in the rest of his pitching life Tuesday, starting and throwing one inning for the D-backs' affiliate in the Arizona League. It was a long time coming, 426 days since this last appearance in a competitive situation, and, he admitted...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What went wrong? D-backs' woes directly tied to pitching

PHOENIX -- It was a lazy mid-March afternoon on the west side of town, mild and sunny. Birds caught the wind, made leisurely loops on a day that seemed expressly assembled to lighten the drudgery of spring training. Until the sky fell. After his 91st pitch in his final tune-up, Patrick Corbin summoned Diamondbacks coaches and medical personnel to the mound at Goodyear Ballpark. His...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Arizona willing to listen on nearly everyone

Many people, including myself, thought the National League West was going to be a three horse race between the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Arizona Diamondbacks. All three teams had what it took to be playoff contenders or so we thought.The Giants and Dodgers have held up their end up of the bargain, but we cannot say the same thing about the Diamondbacks. They...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching (as usual) tops draft priorities for D-backs

PHOENIX -- If the third week of March demonstrated nothing else, it ice-picked home the point that you can never have enough pitching. You can appear to have enough pitching. You can think you have enough pitching. But you never do. The season-surgeries to Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez drove that home. So pitching, as usual, will be high on the Diamondbacks' agenda when the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Desert Disaster: Arizona Diamondbacks’ Woes Continue

As of today, the worst team in the National League is the Chicago Cubs. The second-worst, however, is a bit of surprise. It’s the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Diamondbacks finished 2013’s campaign in second place, with a perfectly mediocre record of 81-81. They were 11 games behind the division winning Los Angeles Dodgers.  Diamondback fans had some reason to hope for a stronger...
Via The Garbage Time
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Featured Post: The Alarming Spike In Tommy John Surgeries

It’s almost become not so much a matter of “if” but “when” for young pitchers needing Tommy John surgery. This season alone, Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy each required a second elbow reconstruction, while Bobby Parnell, Oakland’s Jarrod Parker, Arizona’s Patrick Corbin, Detroit’s Bruce Rondon, Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon, Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore and most recently...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy John discusses his famous namesake surgery

It’s no secret that just about every team in Major League Baseball has a pitcher that is going under the knife for the infamous Tommy John surgery. So what did the guy who’s name stems from the surgery have to say about it? According to Yahoo Sports, Tommy John says… I think what these kids do in youth baseball can lead to Tommy John surgery…If you have your kid’s best...
Via Sportsnaut
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jam It or Cram It: A Farewell to Arms

In between winning the Nobel Prize, shots of rum, bagging 240-pound marlins and banging 140-pound broads, Ernest Hemingway wrote: "The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially."  Did Papa play fantasy baseball? My pitching staff was...
Via Razzball
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The financial cost of Tommy John surgery to young pitchers

Jose Fernandez. Patrick Corbin. Jarrod Parker. A.J. Griffin. Luke Hochevar. Matt Moore. Brandon Beachy. Cory Luebke. Bruce Rondon. Bobby Parnell. Kris Medlen. Ivan Nova. And now Martin Perez. Top and mid-tier pitchers in the early stages of their professional careers who have had Tommy John surgery this season, or in the case of Perez, are […]
Via Fangraphs
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Alarming Spike In UCL Injuries

It’s almost become not so much a matter of “if” but “when” for young pitchers needing Tommy John surgery. This season alone, Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy each required a second elbow reconstruction, while Bobby Parnell, Oakland’s Jarrod Parker, Arizona’s Patrick Corbin, Detroit’s Bruce Rondon, Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon, Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore and most recently...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Can it get any Worse for the Arizona Diamondbacks?

My next couple of articles will be looking at a couple of surprises out of the NL West. One is a good surprise, and the other is not so good. In the case of the Arizona Diamondbacks, they are in the 'not so good' category. In fact they'll be entering Monday evening with the worst record in the National League, holding a mark of 11-23. They'll kick off a 3-game series with the Milwaukee...
Via The Sports Post
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

RCL Update, Week 4: Revenge of The UCL’s

Holy shiitake mushroom Batman... is it safe to come out yet? Bobby Parnell, Jarrod Parker, Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, Patrick Corbin, Bruce Rondon, Jameson Taillon, Matt Moore, and now Ivan Nova have all fallen slain to some guy named Tommy John. Arrest this guy someone! Isn't this world tragic enough without some mad man weaponizing UCL's? Personally, I think this is all a plot...
Via Razzball
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin asks Diamondbacks fans about Patrick Corbin

The Diamondbacks will give away 20,000 Patrick Corbin bobbleheads Saturday. In anticipation of the promotion, Corbin, out this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier this month, went outside Chase Field recently to get fans' take on the likeness of the bobblehead. Similarly to when Mets pitcher Matt Harvey last season asked New Yorkers questions about Matt Harvey for...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin is Latest MLB Player to Talk to Fans Face-to-Face Who Don’t Know Him

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn UCL, but he’s still a fan favorite among D-Backs fans. The problem is, though, that most of them don’t know what he looks like. As Matt Harvey did last summer in Central Park, watch these funny interactions between Corbin and fans. [MLB Fan Cave] The post Patrick Corbin...
Via Diehardsport
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Corbin talks with fans about his bobblehead (video)

What would do if a Major League player is talking to you outside the ballpark and isn’t in his baseball uniform? Would you immediately recognize him? Or you’d feel surprise that you had no clue that he’d be there chatting with you? Arizona Diamondbacks’ left-hander Patrick Corbin, who’s recovering from a Tommy John surgery, wandered outside of Chase Field to discuss with...
Via Baseball Essential
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambulance Chasers: Pitchers-a-Plenty

Unless you followed the career of boxer Brandon Burke, or are a connoisseur of German speed porn, you're probably not used to seeing this many guys go down so soon. Injuries to baseball players have become a national epidemic, especially among frontline pitchers.  In just a few short months, we've seen players like Kris Medlen, Patrick Corbin, Bobby Parnell, Jarrod Parker and ...
Via Razzball
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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