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Diamondbacks Purchase Outfielder Scott Kalamar From Frontier League

The Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League announced on Tuesday they have sold the contract of outfielder Scott Kalamar to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kalamar became the fifth member of the 2014 Wild Things squad to have his rights sold to a Major League Baseball organization this season, joining right-handed pitcher Troy Marks, left-handed pitcher Al Yevoli and outfielders...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Top 10 Prospects

1. Archie Bradley RHP: The 6’4” 235 lb 22 year-old righty has been atop the Arizona Diamondbacks prospects list for over a year. Many believed Bradley would get a shot with the club in 2014, and his chances seemed to increase as the Dbacks had an awful year, but he failed to excel at the upper divisions of the minor leagues. Add injuries and inconsistencies to bad pitching numbers...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Low Strikes and Winter Deals

Last Sunday’s column included several perspectives on the strike zone. Arizona Diamondbacks’ senior vice president of baseball operations De Jon Watson wasn’t one of the people quoted, but I did address the subject with him at the winter meetings. Watson told me his club is paying attention, and is thus aware the 2014 zone was […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs avoid arbitration with reliever Hernandez

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with reliever David Hernandez, signing him to a one-year, $2 million contract. The contract is non-guaranteed, meaning he could be released in spring training and be paid far less. The hard-throwing right-hander missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Diamondbacks have four remaining arbitration...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Miley confident in health, diet after trade from D-Backs

      This embed is invalid   " /> Wade Miley could be pitching with a chip on his shoulder this season.   Miley, who was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Boston Red Sox last week, is joining his new club amid chatter that his preparation habits weren’t sitting well with his old club in the weeks leading up to the deal. The 28-year-old left...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye to Allen Webster

Along with Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster was the first of the “prospect hurlers” to be dealt away by the Sox. Obtained from the Dodgers in the 2012 megatrade, Webster pitched well at Pawtucket the last two years but was wildly inconsistent at the big league level. Nearly everyone who saw Webster pitch was impressed by his stuff. Signed by LA in 08, the 24-year-old pitched...
Via Fenway West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks follow off-season script: Big bat, smaller payroll, young arms

 PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks did not make the biggest splash at the winter meetings last week. Chicago's teams did that, both the south- and north-siders. New Los Angeles Dodgers' president Andrew Friedman found creative ways to rework his unwieldy roster, also.  But the D-backs were plenty busy in their own way -- sticking to the plan laid out by chief of baseball operations Tony...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Will the Cuban Player Market Correct Soon?

The largest signing bonus ever awarded to a Cuban player was just handed to Yasmany Tomas by the Arizona Diamondbacks. There are serious doubts about his game. Is the market for Cuban players out of control? In what could easily become a yearly tradition, the most recent Cuban signee has a showcase video on youtube […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' staff might not be done, even after trade

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks added right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster to their starting rotation when the Wade Miley trade was consummated Friday. But why stop now? The D-backs have discussed top-dollar free agents Max Scherzer and James Shields, general manager Dave Stewart said Friday, although it is not certain how big a push they could make for either. Even after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Officially Acquire Wade Miley From Arizona Diamondbacks

Wade Miley is coming to Boston. The Red Sox announced Friday that the club officially acquired the left-handed pitcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and minor league infielder Raymel Flores. The Sox also traded minor-league righty Myles Smith for pitcher Zeke Spruill in a separate transaction...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs Fan Fest scheduled for Feb. 22

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday that the 11th annual D-backs Fan Fest will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at Chase Field, with early VIP entry at 11 a.m. The free event will offer fans unprecedented access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, including autograph and photo sessions on the field. Last year's event drew an...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Miley, Who Is Better Than You Think

Everyone knew heading into the offseason that the Red Sox starting rotation was going to need some help, and so the first thing they went and did was sign Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. Those guys are not pitchers, so while it gave the Red Sox perhaps the best lineup in the MLB, they still […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Trade Wade Miley to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are desperate for pitching, so what do they do?  Trade two to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Wade Miley!  Trading Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster for one Miley seems like a strange trade to me, but its happening! The Red Sox couldn't bring back Jon Lester, who signed with the Cubs. Red Sox sign Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez View image | gettyimages...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Chris Owings should be ready to start season

The Arizona Diamondbacks struggled to 64 wins this past season and finished 30 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. At 25th in runs scored and 26th in ERA, the Padres struggled both at the plate and on the mound. Injuries also took their toll, as only two players appears in 130 or more games and only one pitcher made 30 or more starts. There is some good...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: D-backs close to dealing Miley

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have found plenty of suitors for left-hander Wade Miley at the winter meetings, but they will not budge on a trade until the right offer presents itself, according to a source with knowledge of Arizona's position. The D-backs have engaged in talks with Boston, Texas and Miami regarding Miley, and reports Wednesday evening said the D-backs and Red Sox had...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Miley Trade Reflects Boston Red Sox’s Quest For Rotation Stability

This embed is invalid" /> Wade Miley is more than just a warm body. The Boston Red Sox reportedly acquired Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday in exchange for Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster and a minor leaguer. The trade comes with risk given the untapped potential of both De La Rosa and Webster, but Miley is a known major league commodity...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade for Wade Miley

With Lester out of the picture, the Red Sox have a long way to go in rebuilding their rotation.  They tried to get some help by trading for LHP Wade Miley from the DBacks.  Boston shipped Rudy De La Rosa, Wade Miller and a PTBNL to Arizona in exchange for Miley.  Last season Miley went 4 and 12 with an ERA of 4.34
Via Fenway West
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Get Wade Miley For Webster & De La Rosa

(Getty Images)The Red Sox have a trade agreement in place that will net them starting pitcher Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks. In return, Boston will send two of the pieces they got in The Great Punto Trade—pitchers Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa. An additional minor league player may be added in from the Red Sox side. Miley is a huge drop-off from Jon Lester, but...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Reportedly Acquire Wade Miley

Well, this has been an interesting afternoon of Wade Miley rumors. First, the D’Backs were reportedly close to a deal with Boston, then Boston wasn’t involved at all, then it was the Marlins who were close to a deal, then no one was close, and now apparently the Red Sox have struck a deal to […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Nearing Deal to Acquire Wade Miley

The Boston Red Sox are nearing a deal to acquire Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks. #RedSox and #DBacks are close to a deal that will send Wade Miley to Boston, source says. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 10, 2014 After losing out on the Jon Lester sweepstakes, the Boston Red Sox brushed themselves off […]
Via Infield Single
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas can opt out of deal after $36M and 4 years

SAN DIEGO (AP) Yasmany Tomas can become a free agent again after receiving $36 million during the first four years of his contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Under the agreement announced Monday, the Cuban defector is guaranteed $68.5 million over six seasons. Tomas gets a $14 million signing bonus that is payable within 30 days of the deal's approval by Major League Baseball...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Miley is now available

Earlier this offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks weren’t too keen on trading starting pitcher Wade Miley. But now? They’re apparently trying to shed more payroll, and Miley has been made available. The Arizona #Dbacks are now trying to reduce payroll to $90 million; listening to offers for Wade Miley. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 10, 2014 Miley is a pretty damn...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Miley is now available

Earlier this offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks weren’t too keen on trading starting pitcher Wade Miley. But now? They’re apparently trying to shed more payroll, and Miley has been made available. The Arizona #Dbacks are now trying to reduce payroll to $90 million; listening to offers for Wade Miley. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 10, 2014 Miley is a pretty damn...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Now Set Sights Low On Wade Miley

(USATSI)Inexplicably, the Red Sox are reportedly pursuing a trade for Arizona Diamondback left-hander Wade Miley. Talk about your serious drop-offs! The 28-year old Miley was 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA for an admittedly lousy D-Backs team. But in his four-year career, he is just over .500 (38-35) with a respectable—although not spectacular—3.79 ERA. He has pitched at or near 200 innings...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #195: A.J. Pollock | OF | ARI

Last season A.J. Pollock got off to an incredible start, batting well over .300 with power and speed, before his season was cut short on May 31 by a Johnny Cueto fastball. Pollock underwent surgery and didn’t return until September. His end-of-season line was still respectable as he slashed .302/.353/.498 with 7 HR and 14 SB. This mini breakout happened gave us a glimpse of the...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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