According to ESPN, “leaders of all eight Cactus League cities have sent a letter to Major League Baseball saying it would be ‘wise’ to delay the start of spring training due to the high rate of COVID-19 infections in Arizona’s Maricopa County. In view of the current state of the pandemic in Maricopa County — with one of the nation’s highest infection rates — we believe it is wise to delay the start of spring training to allow for the COVID-19 situation here,” reads the letter, first acquired b…
Posted: January 25, 2021, 6:35 pm
Randy Johnson is the only player to enter the Hall of Fame wearing a Diamondbacks hat, and that’s a situation which is not likely to change any time in the near future. Bonus point if you can name the other player voted into Cooperstown to have played for the Diamondbacks. Answer at the end] But in previous years, we have at least had a selection of players with Diamondbacks connections to talk about.
Posted: January 24, 2021, 8:08 pm
Thank you to Baseball-Reference and NationalPastime.com for helping provide the background information for these articles. This Day in Braves History: January 24 1973 – Warren Spahn becomes just the sixth player to be elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Spahn received 316 of the 380 votes cast by the BBWAA.
Posted: January 24, 2021, 1:00 pm
News that former Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jared Porter sent sexually explicit texts to a reporter was not shocking to some. PHOENIX – News that New York Mets general manager and former Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jared Porter sent sexually explicit texts to a female reporter drew widespread criticism, including some from one of sports journalism’s female trailblazers.
Posted: January 22, 2021, 11:51 pm
With an expected recovery time of 4 months, Devenski was supposed to be ready to pitch for Houston in 2020. Unfortunately for Devenski and the Astros, that did not materialize as Devenski only was able to pitch in 4 games, totaling 3 2⁄3 innings, and spent most of the season on the injured list. That led to Houston non-tendering him with just one year to go before free agency.
Posted: January 22, 2021, 5:00 pm
No cause of death was given. Aaron made his last public appearance less than two weeks ago when he received the COVID-19 vaccine. Hammerin’ Hank” set a wide array of career hitting records during a 23-year career spent mostly with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, including RBIs, extra-base hits and total bases.
Posted: January 22, 2021, 4:52 pm
They have really stepped up and have shown the freshmen the right way to do things. They are really good people and are old enough now to understand how important leadership is and how to lead. Arizona was 22-3 when the 2020 season was halted, with losses to Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Florida.
Posted: January 22, 2021, 12:11 pm
Carson Kelly took a bad fall on his head with about six minutes left in Wednesday’s game that the question, it seemed, wasn’t whether he’d return to the game but if he’d be able to get up and walk on his own. He gradually got up, and after a short time in the athletic trainer’s room at St. Mary’s gym, the senior point guard returned with about five minutes left in a tight game.
Posted: January 21, 2021, 2:35 am
Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Arizona Diamondbacks fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.
Posted: January 20, 2021, 9:00 pm
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran southpaw Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract, according to a report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The relief pitcher will reportedly earn $925,000 if he makes the team’s big league roster after Spring Training. Buchter, who was drafted by the Nationals in 2005, has built a solid career since debuting with the Atlanta Braves in 2014.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 8:40 pm
Leading all D-backs prospects is Carroll, who comes in at No. Carroll saw 11 games with the Short-A Hillsboro Hops in 2019 after being selected 16th overall in the 2019 MLB Draft. In 43 at-bats, Carroll posted 14 hits, six RBIs and 13 runs scored.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 6:28 pm
Relief pitcher Archie Bradley was so pumped to be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies he wore his pro wrestler Ric Flair sweater to his introductory video news conference Monday afternoon. Flair is known for his enthusiastic “Woo” catchphrase when encountering a situation he approves. We have a little Ric Flair action,” Bradley said.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 1:30 am
Sometimes it’s all about bouncing back as a batter. Let’s look at two bouncing third basemen: Eduardo Escobar and Maikel Franco. The key questions are: “Why did change happen in 2020?
Posted: January 19, 2021, 1:00 am
Diamondbacks news Last week MLB teams were allowed to sign international prospects. The biggest splash so far was made by the Houston Astros who signed 22 year old Cuban outfielder Pedro Leon for $4,000,000. The New York Mets Jared Porter?
Posted: January 18, 2021, 2:30 pm
The Arizona Diamondbacks find themselves ranked among the top teams in MLB when it comes to the return on investment from recent draft picks. That’s the takeaway from analytics site Prep Baseball Report, which ranks the D-backs seventh in the 30-team league in Wins Above Replacement for draft picks between 2015-18, at 9.7. Arizona ranks eighth in the league in terms of total WAR per million spent on the aforementioned draft classes, with the D-backs spending $3.65 million for each Win Above Repl…
Posted: January 16, 2021, 5:30 pm