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First base is weird on draft day. Or at least it has become that way in recent years. Many of us still expect bundles of production, but it isn’t quite the case anymore. The position used to be full of boppers. Thirty homers or more was nearly automatic from the position in shallow leagues. Offense, however, is down everywhere...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With Martin Prado at the plate in the third inning Tuesday in Peoria, Paul Goldschmidt took off from first base to second. Prado knocked a single right through the hole left by the covering second baseman, allowing Goldschmidt to take third base as well.
It appeared to be the perfect hit and run, putting Goldschmidt in position to score one batter later.
The good people over at FanDuel asked FenwayNation to participate in their Fan Duel Insider 2014 Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings. Our site—along with 31 other MLB bloggers—contributed our thoughts on the best players in the game. Our contributions (with a little bit of a Red Sox bias) were: C Buster Posey, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 2B Dustin Pedroia, 3B Manny Machado, SS Xander Bogaerts...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have built a core around a young home grown superstar, in Paul Goldschmidt and supplemented that core with high end trades that landed them current Ace Pat Corbin and power...
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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt scored three runs, Martin Prado got three hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Diego Padres 8-6 Tuesday.
Prado doubled and is 10 for 15 this spring.
Leadoff man A.J. Pollock doubled twice, singled and scored twice. Goldschmidt had two hits and Aaron Hill added an RBI double.
Carlos Quentin homered in his first at-bat of spring...
The NL West is one of the most interesting divisions in MLB. There are teams with seemingly endless budgets, teams full of potential and teams missing key pieces, which would put them over the top.
The NL West also boasts some of the best players at their respective positions, such as Clayton Kershaw and Paul Goldschmidt.
The NL West features intense rivalries. The Los Angeles...
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Paul Goldschmidt tops the list of top ranked first basemen for your fantasy baseball draft. My rankings will give you the top four tiers of first sackers, along with strong plays in each 5×5 category.
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A quick introduction on the layout of these rankings:
First, we’ll go through a few tiers of...
Arizona Diamondbacks: 3 up and 3 downAfter imploding down the stretch and ending the season 81-81, the Arizona Diamondbacks hope that their busy offseason is enough to close the gap in the now competitive NL West. While the Dodgers enter the season as the division favorite, the D-backs figure to be a factor. After all, this is a team that led the division for most of the first half...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- No fuss. No muss. No bother.
Instant replay went exactly as Major League Baseball would have hoped in its first trial in a spring training game in Arizona on Monday, when the Angels beat the Diamondbacks 3-2 at Salt River Fields.
"It was about as smooth as you could ask for," said D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who was right in the middle of...
The Diamondbacks had two of the National League’s biggest breakout players last season, but also had problems when it came to power in the middle of the order and locking down late leads. It stands to reason, then, that the four horsemen for Arizona in 2014 are those two breakout stars and the two guys they brought in to fix last year’s problems.
Lately, there seems to be one big question when it comes to the Arizona Diamondbacks -- what, exactly, is Kevin Towers thinking? There doesn’t seem to be much of a long-term plan, and he’s made some trades that seemed to produce underwhelming returns. To be fair, the assets he’s been killed in the blogosphere for giving up -- like Justin Upton and Trevor Bauer -- haven’t...
When you’re a good-but-not-great team, there aren’t a whole lot of weaknesses. As an entirely average club lately, the Diamondbacks don’t have many (if any) problem positions. They have solid players across the diamond, a rising star in Paul Goldschmidt and have the depth to cover a few injuries.
There isn’t a lot to be worried about here. Of course, there isn’t a lot...
For a second straight offseason, Kevin Towers stayed busy, swinging a pair of trades involving the Chicago White Sox and adding some power to a lineup that hit the fourth-fewest home runs in the National League after trading Justin Upton. The fire-and-grit Diamondbacks are coming off back-to-back .500 seasons after winning the division in 2011, and despite the recent mediocrity,...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Rawlings operatives held their photo shoot with Paul Goldschmidt early Monday morning, maybe because a Gold Glove looks so right when it is framed by an Arizona sunrise. Goldschmidt did not set the schedule, but he would not have argued. No Diamondback seems to deserve attention more or need it less than Goldschmidt.
Goldschmidt had the most productive offensive...
Because this horrifying month is the shortest of them all, we’re down to some 28 days and a wake-up from the Major League Baseball Opening Series in Sydney Australia on March 22nd.
The opening series will be entertaining not only because it’s the first counting baseball that we’ve had since October, but it will be held at marvelous Syndey Cricket Ground.
Throw in Yasiel Puig...
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My MLB season preview:
AL CY Young- Yu Darvish
NL CY Young- Clayton Kershew
AL MVP- Miguel Cabrera
NL MVP- Paul Goldschmidt
MLB Standings Predictions
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals...
Don't ask Paul Goldschmidt about his breakout season of a year ago. That's ancient history. Besides, anyone who tries to get the Arizona first baseman to talk about himself is wasting his breath. Goldschmidt is as humble and low-key as a big-time player can get, But at the plate, his bat makes a lot of noise.
In his second full major league season a year ago, he led the...
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If one Championship Belt per position were to be awarded on an ongoing basis within major league baseball, a great deal of debate would ensue. Mike Trout would get one outfield spot, but if each outfield position had to be represented, would Andrew McCutchen have a CF argument? Yadier Molina and Buster Posey would duke […]
At the time, it was hard to imagine the Diamondbacks making a more significant move in 2013 than when they dealt Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in January. Turns out, they did something a couple of months later that might be just as substantial.
At the end of March, just before the start of the regular season, the Diamondbacks gave first baseman Paul Goldschmidt a five-year...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tuesday's full-squad report day at Salt River Fields was more symbolic than anything. Most of the team already had reported, but the day provided an official marker for the 2014 season.
With everyone now on the starting line, spring training has begun in earnest for the D-backs and the team will hit the ground running after the organization's leadership...
The Diamondbacks announced Saturday their 2014 promotional schedule, which includes six bobbleheads and more than a dozen additional promotional items and special theme nights throughout the season.
The D-backs will give away six bobbleheads in 2014, featuring Patrick Corbin (April 26), Gerardo Parra (May 17), Martin Prado (June 7), Bob Brenly (Aug. 30) and Paul Goldschmidt (Sept...
Five things to know about the Arizona Diamondbacks as they start spring training camp:
GOLDSCHMIDT'S A BARGAIN: The front office looks brilliant for signing 1B Paul Goldschmidt to a five-year contract worth $32 million a year ago. He went on to hit .302, was tied for the NL lead with 36 HRs, led the league with 125 RBIs and finished second in MVP voting. He also won a Gold Glove...
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29 days ago
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Coming off of two consecutive seasons of .500 baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks enter 2014 as an enigma. Part of that is the management controversially shipping away good, young talent for marginal improvements this offseason. As much as Addison Reed and Mark Trumbo improve the 2014 product, Adam Eaton, Matt Davidson and Tyler Skaggs were promising...
Fourth in a series of previews leading up to the start of the Diamondbacks' spring training camp in Scottsdale.
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt, second baseman Aaron Hill and third baseman Martin Prado return as incumbent starters, while three of the four players who spent time at shortstop last season -- Didi Gregorius, Cliff Pennington and Chris Owings -- also...
At the age of 26, Paul Goldschmidt is emerging as one of the top hitters in the game. It will be interesting to see how Chris Davis backs up his 53 home run season. Prince Fielder gets to spend his summer playing in Texas, a home run hitters haven. This position is top heavy and you will want one of the top 9 guys on your fantasy baseball roster, be it with a 1st round...