Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as manager

 PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have chosen Chip Hale as their next manager.  The D-backs plan to announce the hiring at a 2 p.m. press conference that can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona.  Hale, 49, has served as manager Bob Melvin's bench coach in Oakland the last three seasons after spending the previous two years as the third base coach/infield coach with the New York...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs close to naming skipper from Tracy, Hale, Alomar, Nevin, Ward

The Arizona Diamondbacks are getting close to deciding on a new manager, with Jim Tracy, Chip Hale, Sandy Alomar Jr., Phil Nevin and Turner Ward the final candidates, sources familiar with the situation said. A decision is expected within the next day or two. Top D-Backs decision-makers Derrick Hall, Tony La Russa and DeJon Watson were reported by to be meeting Sunday night...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Multiple reports cite Tracy, Hale, Nevin, Alomar Jr. as finalists

PHOENIX -- Multiple reports say the Diamondbacks pared their list of managerial candidates to three or four finalists and could announce Kirk Gibson's replacement as early as Monday, though a team source told FOX Sports Arizona finalists have not been determined. USA Today, citing its own sources, listed former NL manager of the year Jim Tracy, former Arizona third base coach...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alomar a finalist for Arizona job

Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is reportedly one of the four finalists for the Arizona managers job. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Alomar, Oakland bench coach Chip Hale, Diamondbacks Triple-A manager Phil Nevin and Jim Tracy, who has managerial experience in the majors, are the other candidates. The Diamondbacks are believed to want to make a decision next...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Manager announcement expected on Monday

The Arizona Diamondbacks season was a major flop this year.  Instead of contending for a playoff spot, the club ended up battling for last place and the worst record in baseball.  From the start to the finish the club never found the .500 mark.  Because of this, manager Kirk Gibson lost his job.  With a job open, NBCsports is reporting that a managerial decision is expected...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: "Strong feeling" Twins want to talk to Phil Nevin to become manager

The Minnesota Twins recently fired manager Ron Gardenhire and are now looking for their first manager since 1986. They had a disappointing season, going 70-92, and continuing the streak of four straight seasons without making the playoffs. They will need a new voice in the clubhouse and have many options out on the table.#454502602 / gettyimages.comA league source told said that...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks announce managerial candidates

After firing Kirk Gibson the Arizona Diamondbacks are searching for a new manager. They’re casting a wide net this time around and plan on speaking with many people about the position. Today the team announced the first six candidates that they plan to speak with. Three of the candidates are internal – Double-A manager Andy Green, who interviewed Tuesday, Triple-A manager Phil...
Via My Sports Rumors
20 days ago  |  Discuss

As Derek Jeter goes, is fellow '92 draftee Phil Nevin coming back?

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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Bobblehead Mega Post!!

Here it is. All of the Padres bobbleheads, that I own, in one single post. 57 different Padres, Beavers, Quakes, Storm, Wizards, managers, announcers, mascots, dreamboats, skaters and sleepy voiced ex-owners. I’ve written in depth about many of these already, so if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below and I’ll fill you in on them. Some Additional Notes...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Eleven Dodgers, D-backs Minor Leaguers Suspended After Wild Brawl

A major brawl in a Triple-A game instigated by rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena against the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top minor league affiliate has resulted in the suspension of 11 players. The benches cleared twice during Arruebarrena’s at-bat for the Albuquerque Isotopes in the second inning Saturday night. The second time, Arruebarrena took exception...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

10 ejected in D-backs, Dodgers Triple-A brawl

Ten players and coaches were ejected Saturday night after the Triple-A affiliates for the Diamondbacks (Reno Aces) and Dodgers (Albuquerque Isotopes) engaged in a bench-clearing brawl that delayed the game 30 minutes and was kept out of the stands by only the netting behind home plate. Tempers flared in the second inning when Aces pitcher Mike Bolsinger threw up and in to Isotopes...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s The Albuquerque Isotopes-Reno Aces Brawl That Resulted In 10 Ejections

A massive brawl broke out in Triple-A minor league baseball action between the Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate) and Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate) on Saturday night, leading to 10 ejections. It made for quite the play-by-play recap on Yep, even Aces manager (and 2001 National League All-Star) Phil Nevin was ejected following the brawl....
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Massive fight at Triple-A Reno leads to 10 ejections

It turns out the Dodgers and Diamondbacks don’t even get along at the Triple-A level. A massive brawl broke out early in Saturday night’s game between the Albuquerque Isotopes and Reno Aces. After nearly being hit with a pitch, Erisbel Arruebarrena was eventually called out on strikes. He apparently shoved Reno catcher Blake Lalli after the AB, and the dugouts poured onto the...
Via The Outside Corner
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Massive fight at Triple-A Reno leads to 10 ejections

It turns out the Dodgers and Diamondbacks don’t even get along at the Triple-A level. A massive brawl broke out early in Saturday night’s game between the Albuquerque Isotopes and Reno Aces. After nearly being hit with a pitch, Erisbel Arruebarrena was eventually called out on strikes. He apparently shoved Reno catcher Blake Lalli after the AB, and the dugouts poured onto the...
Via Bloguin Best
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Reno And Albuquerque Raise Jacksonville And Birmingham's Bench Clearing Brawlness

((HT: KRNV-TV))Yesterday, the HQ showed you what happens when two teams play each other for a week solid.Jacksonville and Birmingham go after each other for 17 MINUTES SOLID!Tonight, it was triple-A's turn at the brawling as Reno and the Isotopes went at itPost by KRNV News 4.KOLO-TV's Ben Ross has the overheadAccording to Larry Brown Sports, there were ten ejections including...
Via Online Sports Guys
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor league manager makes bold guarantee about weather

Phil Nevin, manager of the Triple-A Reno Aces, has made a bold bet with fans.The former MLB slugger is guaranteeing the temperature will be 60 degrees or above on Opening Day (April 3) when his Aces host the El Paso Chihuahuas. If the temperature falls below 60 degrees, Nevin has promised to buy all fans in attendance a ticket to a future game."I'm really looking forward...
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Annual SD SABR Garage Sale

A year ago, the SD SABR chapter hosted a baseball-themed Garage Sale at the Hall of Champions.  We had so much fun doing that that we decided to do it again. This Saturday, at Randy Jones’ Grill in Mission Valley, the Chapter will host its Second Annual Garage Sale.  As with last year’s event, all monies raised will help support the Baseball Research Center.  Come on down...
Via Padres Public
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trivia and News: 01/18/2014 Weekend Edition

No question for the weekend, rather a quote from the Baseball Humor category… “I remember he had several pair of glasses but he couldn’t see good in any of them.” – Yogi Berra, catcher for Yankee reliever Ryne Duren, who wore thick glasses that made batters nervous about his ability to see. Yesterday’s Answer: B. Bobby Estalella. A catcher for the Phillies, Estalella...
Via 85% Sports
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the New Petco Park and Safeco Field

Probably my favorite Petco Park story is everybody’s favorite Petco Park story. Some time ago, when the Padres had Phil Nevin and Phil Nevin was good, and Petco was still pretty new, Nevin drove a ball deep to right field that wound up going for a double instead of a home run. Nevin subsequently slammed down his helmet and pointed at where he figured Kevin Towers was, as if to...
Via Fangraphs
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Vetoed Trades, Part Two

On Monday, we looked at three vetoed trades, and I thought today we’d look at three more. Vetoed trade 1: Dec. 2002, Padres send Phil Nevin to Reds for Ken Griffey Jr. Vetoed trade 2: July 2005, Padres send Phil Nevin to Orioles for Sidney Ponson Completed trade: July 2005, Padres send Phil Nevin to Rangers for Chan Ho Park and cash This is one of those trades that sound a lot...
Via Fangraphs
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Random Athlete Of The Day- Phil Nevin

Phil Nevin was a professional baseball player from 1995 through 2006. He played for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Anaheim Angels, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Minnesota Twins. Nevin is from Fullerton, California and attended El Dorado High School, which also produced former ball players Bret Boone and Brett Tomko. The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Nevin...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Players of the Month - August

Hitter of the month: 3B – Chase Headley August totals: 306/345/611 – 10 HR, 31 RBI, 20 R No brainer. Easily the best single month turned in by a Padres third baseman since Phil Nevin was manning the position in Mission Valley. In August, Chase pushed his 2012 season from “nice” to “breakthrough”. Not sure if one month can change the course of an offseason, but it has...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 2012 MLB Draft Picks Report

1. Houston, Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. The Houston Astros wasted no time in making the draft’s first splash, in going after 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. He is the highest draft pick ever to come out of the Puerto Rico Academy since Ramon Castro, who was chosen 17th overall in 1994 MLB draft. Carlos, has verbally...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 MLB Rule 4 Draft Results

Let's just get right to it (my tally from my mock draft will follow each selection): 1. Houston Astros - Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy - This can't be understated enough about how much of an upset this was in the scheme of the actual selection process. On talent alone, Correa is said to rival Cleveland's top prospect Francisco Lindor, who forged a similar...
Via The Outside Corner
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Make SS Correa MLB’s No. 1 Pick

The Houston Astros decided they weren’t going to pass on a talented shortstop with the top pick in the draft this time around. Houston took Puerto Rican (or in the words of Bud Selig, Porto Rican) shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 draft pick on Monday night, apparently attempting to avoid the mistake it made the last time it picked first by taking Phil Nevin ahead of Derek...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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