Posts tagged Arizona Diamondbacks

KIMBREL GOES DOWN, RED SOX ACQUIRE ZIEGLER

KIMBREL GOES DOWN, RED SOX ACQUIRE ZIEGLER

The Boston Red Sox have lost their All-Star closer, Craig Kimbrel, to knee surgery but GM Dave Dombrowski quickly went to Plan B on Saturday. The Sox acquired Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks to bolster the back end of the bullpen for the second-place club.

D-BACKS TO FIRST-ROUND PICKS – “MEH..”

D-BACKS TO FIRST-ROUND PICKS – “MEH..”

In the last couple of years the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a makeover done with their leadership and that makeover is filtering down to the field in a big way. With a team of Tony LaRussa (Chief Baseball Officer), Dave Stewart (Senior VP and GM) and DeJon Watson (Senior VP, Baseball Ops) coming together, the […]

DIAMONDBACKS MAKE SWEEPING LEADERSHIP MOVES

DIAMONDBACKS MAKE SWEEPING LEADERSHIP MOVES

The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a lost 2014 and the fallout may finally be complete with the high-profile leadership positions all having been shaken up. Legendary manager Tony LaRussa came aboard in May as Chief Baseball Officer. The team sunk to the bottom of baseball over the summer and speculation on LaRussa’s possible moves ran […]

OWINGS EARNS OPENING DAY START

OWINGS EARNS OPENING DAY START

The Arizona Diamondbacks entered Spring Training with an interesting position battle at shortstop, with PCL MVP Chris Owings challenging the incumbent, Didi Gregorius.  That battle may have been won, for the time being, by Owings as he has been given the Opening Day start against the Dodgers in Australia. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has announced that […]

DIAMONDBACKS DEAL FOR CLOSER REED

DIAMONDBACKS DEAL FOR CLOSER REED

The Arizona Diamondbacks saw their bullpen blow 29 saves last season and that tied for the most in MLB with Houston. Finishing second in the NL west at 81-81, the back end of the bullpen was clearly an issue last season and the acquisition of Reed looks good from that perspective. Reed posted 40 saves […]

DIAMONDBACKS’ MARZILLI HEATING UP AT VISALIA

DIAMONDBACKS’ MARZILLI HEATING UP AT VISALIA

OF Evan Marzilli played 51 games of rookie ball last season after being drafted by Arizona in the 8th round of the 2012 draft. This year, in his first full season of pro ball, the 5-11, 175-pound centerfielder was sent to hiA Visalia of the California League where he got off to a difficult start […]

OWINGS’ HIT STREAK AT 22

OWINGS’ HIT STREAK AT 22

Shortstop Chris Owings of the AAA Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) has hit in 22 straight games, the longest streak in the minor leagues this season. After yesterday’s off day, he will try to make it 23 tonight against the Colorado Sky Sox. Owings is especially hot lately with two straight multi-hit games, five multi-hit games over his last nine, […]

INTERVIEW: JAKE BARRETT

INTERVIEW: JAKE BARRETT

RHP Jake Barrett is currently mowing down batters in the hiA California League as the closer for the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks). The Blue Jays drafted Barrett as a starter out of Desert Ridge High School (Phoenix, AZ) in the 3rd round in 2009, but he elected to stay home and go to college at Arizona State. His […]

ARCHIE BRADLEY PROMOTED TO AA, WINS FIRST START

ARCHIE BRADLEY PROMOTED TO AA, WINS FIRST START

RHP Archie Bradley showed the Diamondbacks organization all they wanted to see in five starts at hiA Visalia, and on Wednesday the club moved the 2011 #7 overall draft pick up to AA Mobile. Thursday night, Bradley took the mound for the Bay Bears and kept the momentum going with a 6-inning, rain shortened complete game […]

INTERVIEW: ARCHIE BRADLEY

INTERVIEW: ARCHIE BRADLEY

The Arizona Diamonbacks are stocking up on power arms of late and one of their top prospects is RHP Archie Bradley. The 7th overall pick of the 2011 First Year Player Draft, Bradley signed out of high school in Broken Arrow, OK and had a very brief (2 IP) stop in the Pioneer league that […]