Arizona Diamondbacks name Hale new manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that Chip Hale will serve as the team’s new manager Monday. Hale most recently was the bench coach for the Oakland Athletics under manager Bob Melvin. The duo led the A’s to the American League Wild Card Game, but were defeated in crushing fashion by the Kansas City Royals. Hale is no stranger to the Diamondbacks organization. He was the third...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Hale’s plan: Make every Diamondback 15 percent better

Arizona Diamondbacks new manager Chip Hale said his goal is to make each player he comes in contact with 15 percent better. Hale was introduced Monday as the sixth fulltime manager in D-backs history. “That’s just something that I’ve always thought about since rookie ball,” Hale said of his 15 percent philosophy. “Our mantra was, you look at your team and say, OK, this...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks begin manager hunt

The Arizona Diamondbacks have begun their search for a new manager. The team confirmed eight candidates for the job Wednesday including: Sandy Alomar Jr., Jay Bell, Andy Green, Joe McEwing, Phil Nevin, Jim Tracy, and Turner Ward. I think the first priority is leadership, a personality,” D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said Monday when asked what he’s looking for...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt is D-backs' Hank Aaron nominee

PHOENIX -- All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the Diamondbacks' candidate for the Hank Aaron Award this season, presented annually to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Goldschmidt won the award last season. Hank Aaron and a panel of Hall of Fame players that includes Johnny Bench, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount will join fans in voting for the award...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Owings

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt took batting practice on Saturday for the first time since fracturing his hand, reports Steve Gilbert of Adam Lichtenstein of adds that shortstop Chris Owings was still bothered by soreness in his left shoulder over the final weekend of the season: #453143704 / gettyimages.comGoldschmidt fractured his hand after...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks hire Dave Stewart as GM

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday that Dave Stewart officially became club’s fourth full-time general manager. The 16-year major leaguer will also hold the title of senior vice president and report to chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. The Diamondbacks also named De Jon Watson senior vice president of baseball operations. Stewart will focus on the Major League...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibson: Pollock may fit at No. 3 spot

DENVER -- The Diamondbacks broke camp in 2013 with a lineup they liked, but that did not last long. After No. 3 hitter Aaron Hill suffered a fractured hand two weeks into the season, Paul Goldschmidt inherited that role, and he rode it all the way to an All-Star berth and an MVP-caliber season. As unusual as it might seem, another fractured hand -- Goldschmidt's injury almost...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Arizona Diamondbacks

Following two consecutive 81-81 seasons, the Diamondbacks looked like a fringe contender in the NL West if everything went right for them this year. However, little worked out as hoped — whether it was pitching injuries, poor performance from past-their-prime veterans or just a general lack of talent on the roster general manager Kevin Towers assembled. The D-Backs fell down early...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: La Russa announces GM candidates

The search for the new general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks has begun. Steve Gilbert of has reported multiple times that the Diamondbacks are committed to improving their advanced metrics department. Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa has said that the team will embrace advanced metrics more than in years past but the metrics department will not interfere with the...
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Backs starting the preparation for 2015

Paul Goldschmidt – Photo Credit – Nathan Rupert The “dog days of summer” are bad enough. What about the dog days of Spring? For the Arizona Diamondbacks, that was the case, as they finished April with an awful record of 9-22 — leaving them basically out of the race before it really began, especially with the way their rivals, the San Francisco Giants started off the season...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks dismiss Kevin Towers as general manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks dismissed general manager Kevin Towers on Friday, ending his four-year reign with the team. “Over the past three months, I have had the opportunity to evaluate all aspects of our baseball operations and have decided to restructure our staff in order to improve our decision-making process,” chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said. “I have the utmost...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Seth Smith: The (Very) Poor Man’s Paul Goldschmidt

The San Diego Padres acquired Seth Smith in a trade last winter.  It wasn’t a move that generated many headlines as Smith had just finished a season in which he hit .250 with just 8 home runs to go with well below average baserunning and poor defense.  Luke Gregerson, the player that the Padres shipped to Oakland for Smith, is a good reliever, a solid 8th inning guy who has filled...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Paul Goldschmidt will not need surgery on hand

The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled all season and sit nineteen and a half games out in the National League West with a record of 55-77. Injuries have not helped the cause, as nine players are currently on the DL, with four on the 60-day DL. One major injury was that to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who fractured his left hand on August 1. The good news is that he will not...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the 50-win teams

Credit: Darryl Webb/AP   9. Arizona Diamondbacks (55-76): The loss of Paul Goldschmidt has left the Diamondbacks without any significant contributor. The best has probably been surprisingly the acquisition Vidal Nuno who has a 3.54 ERA in nine starts since being acquired from the New York Yankees. The best position player has probably been David Peralta who has hit .287, but nobody...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks acquire former first round pick

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Brett Jackson from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league pitcher Blake Cooper. Jackson was the Cub’s first round pick in the 2009 draft. Entering the 2012 season he was a top 40 prospect. Injuries have slowed his progression and he hasn’t played a full season since 2011. The University of California Berkeley graduate has shown...
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold standard? NL managers know

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not one to toot his own horn. It is set on permanent mute. And despite Goldschmidt's remarkable numbers this season and last, he still does not seem to have the national cachet that a two-time All-Star and one of the rising stars of his generation deserves. So it's a good thing the National League managers are there...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: the Towers and Gibson problem

Fans of the Arizona Diamondbacks are having a traumatic 2014. It was just three years ago that their beloved team was in the playoffs and there was optimism about the future. Just three years later all the joy and momentum has come to a screeching halt. Fans think that because they support their team they have to support everything their team does. They fear that if they dismiss...
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Surging Royals will try to get some runs for Duffy vs. D-backs

With their injured star done for the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks face an even tougher task against a surging Kansas City Royals club that's pitching well of late. The Diamondbacks continue on minus first baseman Paul Goldschmidt on Tuesday night against the visiting Royals. Arizona manager Kirk Gibson announced Sunday that Goldschmidt would miss the rest of the season after...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Place Andrew McCutchen on the DL

First it was Paul Goldschmidt landing on the disabled list for the Arizona Diamondbacks, thanks to a pitch just a bit inside, yet unintentional, on his day off! Your browser does not support iframes.Then the Diamondbacks retaliated and intentionally plunked Andrew McCutchen in the back, Randall Delgado was ejected.Your browser does not support iframes.A few ABs later the next...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: First Base Replacements

After getting hit in the hand, Paul Goldschmidt is likely done for the year. The list below contains first replacement options you should consider. They are ranked from best to worst. Mike Carp: He was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Sunday and will (likely/finally) get an opportunity to get the majority of the playing time. Texas still has a good hitter’s ballpark and Carp...
Via Baseball Professor
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks defeat the Pirates in 10 innings after blocked throw

The Diamondbacks and Pirates can't seem to escape controversy. On Friday, Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt took a pitch to the hand that ended his season, some wondering if the injury could have been avoided if the Pirates hadn't pitched inside with a big lead. The next day, the Diamondbacks plunked Pittsburgh CF Andrew McCutchen, raising questions about when retaliation is proper...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Goldschmidt Out For 2014

In Episode 106, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Bryan Curley recap the MLB trade deadline and its fantasy impact. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Paul Goldschmidt and Cliff Lee likely done for the season Discussing some replacement options if your team was hit with the injuries Brandon Belt’s homers in his return...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold Hamate!

Au Shucks, Au No, Au Crap, Au Whatever You Want To Say, it's Au Not So Good. Au contraire mon frere, it's auful. On Friday night, in a meaningless at-bat in a meaningless game in a meaningless season by the lowly Diamondbacks team, lowly's meaning: less, Paul Goldschmidt entered the game as a pinch hitter and was plunked* (*trademark Eric Plunk), and now has a broken...
Via Razzball
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold Hamate!

Au Shucks, Au No, Au Crap, Au Whatever You Want To Say, it's Au Not So Good. Au contraire mon frere, it's auful. On Friday night, in a meaningless at-bat in a meaningless game in a meaningless season by the lowly Diamondbacks team, lowly's meaning: less, Paul Goldschmidt entered the game as a pinch hitter and was plunked* (*trademark Eric Plunk), and now has a broken...
Via Razzball
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold Hamate!

Au Shucks, Au No, Au Crap, Au Whatever You Want To Say, it's Au Not So Good. Au contraire mon frere, it's auful. On Friday night, in a meaningless at-bat in a meaningless game in a meaningless season by the lowly Diamondbacks team, lowly's meaning: less, Paul Goldschmidt entered the game as a pinch hitter and was plunked* (*trademark Eric Plunk), and now has a broken...
Via Razzball
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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