Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-6-14

It was a rough day on the farm as all 4 of the Padres minor league affiliates lost. All 4 teams suffered through poor pitching performances while the Chihuahuas and Missions could only muster 1 run apiece.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Alberth Martinez Pitching Prospect of the Day: Tony Sipp   El Paso Chihuahuas 1, Reno Aces 9 Reymond Fuentes – LF: 2-4, 2B, K Rico Noel – CF...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Report: Padres Cut Roster to 32 Players

With opening day only 5 days away, the Padres have inched closer to finalizing their official 25-man roster by cutting another handful of players from major-league camp. The largest cuts in the Spring roster came this past weekend with 10 players being moved between Sunday and Monday morning. The cuts included LHP Patrick Schuster (The Padres Rule V draft pick from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs designate Sipp, add 100-mph Schultz

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks added right-hander Bo Schultz and outfielder Ender Inciarte to their 40-man roster at the Wednesday deadline, making room by designating left-hander Tony Sipp for assignment a year after acquiring him to add another lefty to the bullpen.Schultz's fastball was timed at 100 mph several times a Class AA Mobile last season.Sipp was acquired in the three...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Designate Tony Sipp For Assignment

The Diamondbacks announced that they have designated Tony Sipp for assignment. The move will allow Arizona to select the contracts of outfielder Ender Inciarte and right-handed pitcher Bo Schultz from Triple-A Reno. Sipp, 30, pitched to a 4.78 ERA with 10.0 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9 in 56 relief outings last season. Across five big league seasons, four of which were spent in Cleveland...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks recall relievers Hernandez, Sipp

PHOENIX -- After almost flawless work at Class AAA Reno, David Hernandez and Tony Sipp were returned to the Diamondbacks' roster Sunday, reinforcing a bullpen that has been taxed for much of the season.Hernandez had two saves and allowed only one run in 9 23 innings at Reno, and Sipp gave up only one unearned run had a win and a save in 10 appearances. Both struck out 12. The...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

NL West Rumor Mill: 8/4/13

- According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have designated Tony Sipp for assignment to make room for right-hander Brandon McCarthy. - According to Bob Nightnegale of USA Today, the Dodgers have optioned 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke to make room for right-hander Stephen Fife.
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Sipp DFA’d, Brandon McCarthy reinstated

The Diamondbacks have designated left-handed reliever Tony Sipp for assignment in order to make room on the roster for Brandon McCarthy, Sunday’s starter.
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs not looking for major deals

Kevin Towers is usually busy at the trade deadline, wheeling and dealing for a playoff push or to gain financial flexibility. The Arizona Diamondbacks general manager may be unusually quiet at the deadline this year. With the Diamondbacks still in the NL West race and with a roster he's spent three years building, Towers could stand pat for one of the few times during his 16...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks bats come alive in win over Chicago Cubs

The Arizona Diamondbacks finally broke out, recording 14 hits in a 10-4 rout of the visiting Chicago Cubs in front of 21,278 at Chase Field on Tuesday. The win boosted Arizona’s record to 52-48, and kept the Diamondbacks within a half-game of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers, who came from behind to beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks had just three hits...
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Does the Indians bullpen have a southpaw problem?

Over the last three years, the Indians have constructed their bullpen in a certain way. You have the back-end, three-headed monster in Joe Smith, Vinnie Pestano, and Chris Perez turning leads into wins. The names around them have changed, but the group as a whole has been solid since these three have steadied the ship. The key to a good bullpen is having balance and several options...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball grapples with different color barrier

PHOENIX -- With Jackie Robinson Day set for Monday, 66 years after Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, and the movie "42" opening nationwide Friday, the spotlight will shine as it does annually on Robinson's legacy and the players carrying it on today. In the Diamondbacks clubhouse, that spotlight will shine alone on reliever Tony Sipp, who doesn't need...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Heath Bell should have stayed in PetCo.

Two years ago Heath Bell was coming off his 3rd straight 40 save season.  Then it all went to ****.  He moved this off season to Arizona presumably because he was gritty and had the right make up to play for Kirk Gibson.  Well look at what you got Arizona.  Bell came in to relieve Tony Sipp and proceeded to: 6 batters, 4 hits, 1 walk, and hey-o 1 K.  That’s…not good. ...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Sipp out to prove himself again with D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When the Cleveland Indians selected reliever Tony Sipp in the 45th round of the 2004 MLB First-Year Player Draft, he didn't even know it until a friend called to tell him. Sipp had stopped paying attention after his name wasn't called in the first 15 rounds. And even though he'd been drafted, Sipp didn't hear from the Indians. "On draft...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson shares insights on visit with D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The best pitcher in Diamondbacks history made his first visit to Salt River Fields on Monday, and he came bearing gifts. Randy Johnson was in camp at the D-backs invitation, and they hope he will make it a regular occurrence. Johnson looked comfortable and at home. He talked to manager Kirk Gibson early Monday, then spoke to several D-backs pitchers as he watched...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson shares insights on visit with D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The best pitcher in Diamondbacks history made his first visit to Salt River Fields on Monday, and he came bearing gifts. Randy Johnson was in camp at the D-backs invitation, and they hope he will make it a regular occurrence. Johnson looked comfortable and at home. He talked to manager Kirk Gibson early Monday, then spoke to several D-backs pitchers as he watched...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Gangs All Here

The whole team is now here in Goodyear, but this isn't your old time Tribe. Travis Hafner's decade of destruction is over (started by destroying pitchers, ended by destroying his ligaments), replaced financially by the new giant contract of Nick Swisher. Fausto Carmona, Shin-Soo Choo, Tony Sipp and Rafael Perez are also gone after being mainstays for the last five years....
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona agrees to terms with Kennedy, 3 others

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached agreement on terms for a one-year, $4.265 million contract with right-hander Ian Kennedy, avoiding arbitration with the team's No. 1 starter from a year ago. Deals also were reached with relievers Brad Ziegler ($3.15 million) and Tony Sipp ($1.275 million), and third baseman Chris Johnson ($2.287 million). Kennedy was 15-12 with a 4.02...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs agree to terms with Kennedy, 3 others

PHOENIX Like most teams, the Diamondbacks try to avoid salary arbitration inasmuch as the hearings designed to set a players salary can turn into a critique rather than a positive dialogue. So it came as no surprise that the D-backs reached agreement Friday on one-year contracts with third baseman Chris Johnson and pitchers Ian Kennedy, Brad Ziegler and Tony Sipp one day after...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

here Heyman: Choo & Donald to Reds a “Done Deal”; Three Team Trade Underway

UPDATE 9:19 PM – Things are starting to clear up, and the trade is indeed bigger than originally thought.  Let’s do this team by team.   GET LOSE Cleveland Trevor Bauer (SP) Shin-Soo Choo Drew Stubbs (CF) Tony Sipp Bryan Shaw (RP) Lars Anderson Matt Albers (RP) Jason Donald Cincinnati Shin-Soo Choo (OF) Didi Gregorius Jason Donald (UT) Drew Stubbs Arizona...
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December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

A New Era in Left Handers

An era came to the end in the bullpen today as the Cleveland Indians released left handed reliever Rafael Perez to make room on the 40 man roster for Nick Hagadone. Hagadone had been on the minor league ineligible list since breaking his hand during the middle of the 2012 season. The move is interesting as it was unnecessary. Going into the offseason it seemed the Indians were going...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 Indians LHRP

The role of the relief pitcher has changed extensively over the history of Major League Baseball and seems to be continuing to increase in importance. Left handed relievers are even more extreme. Since match-up relieving became the norm, the left handed relief pitcher has become the first pitcher to come into a game with the expectation of pitching less than a single inning. This...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

10/3 Game Recap: White Sox 9 - Indians 0

Player of the Game How fitting that a middle reliever wins the Player of the Game in the final game of the year. Tony Sipp took his third award of the season after pitching an inning and a third as well as anyone could. Sipp struck out three and stranded two runners when he first came into the game for a score of 2.06. Final Player of the Game standings for the year will be announced...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Umps take run away from Tigers

The Detroit Tigers had a run taken away by the umpires when a runner missed third base. Detroit originally got two runs for a 5-0 lead in the fifth that was sent back to 4-0 when Alex Avila missed the bag while trying to score from second base. Quintin Berry hit a ball into the hole at shortstop, where Asdrubal Cabrera fielded it and threw to third to try and get Avila advancing...
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September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians and Clippers Extend Affiliation Agreement

The Columbus Clippers and the Cleveland Indians announced, per press release, a two year extension of their player development contract which will now extend through the 2016 season. Ken Schnacke, President & GM, had these comments:  “These first four seasons of being affiliated with the Cleveland Indians in our new ballpark has exceeded all of our expectations. The awards...
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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

A’s 12 Indians 7: Someone Please Save Me! I Am Going Insane!

Which route should I take this time after another loss and a sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics? Should I discuss how after another uninspiring outing, Justin Masterson continues to be unimpressive while catching about 2% of the heat Ubaldo Jimenez does, despite the fact that they have been essentially the same exact pitcher most of the season? Masterson couldn’t get out...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

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