Sure, the 2004 team managed to lose 111 games while this one lost “only” 110, but the difference in expectations going into the season made this season feel so much worse. I didn’t expect this team to compete with the Dodgers or Padres (and did not see San Francisco’s success coming), but I expected the team to at least look like they belonged on a Major League field playing against other Major Leaguers. Mike hazen made a number of highly questionable offseason moves.
Posted: November 29, 2021, 12:00 am
The 2017 Rays end the season 80-82 and Jake Faria is Tampa’s best starting pitcher that season if we look at his 123 ERA+, better than well-known hurlers like Blake Snell, Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi and Alex Cobb. Faria is a lock to start in Tampa Bay’s 2018 starting rotation, but already early in the season it is obvious that AL East teams have gotten a good look at the right-hander: Boston tags him with 12 runs in 3 games (8.1 innings), Baltimore with 11 runs in 2 games (10.1 innings).
Posted: November 28, 2021, 8:00 pm
The match gave the Wildcats the season sweep of the Sun Devils. In addition to sending its three seniors out on a high note on senior day, Arizona improved to 16-15 on the year, making the team eligible for the NIVC Tournament. It’s an opportunity that head coach Dave Rubio is looking forward to, getting more matches and practice for his young team.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 11:46 pm
And to be fair to the Bleacher Report author, Young did have three solid years at Texas Christian University, compiling three separate seasons with ERAs under 3 while also making a jump from the bullpen to the rotation in his junior year. Even more, the D-Backs weren’t alone in their evaluation with Baseball America ranking him as the number 32 prospect in the draft. So it wasn’t all that unreasonable when the D-Backs signed him at his full slot value of $1,431,400 that came with his No.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 8:00 pm
The New York Mets and free agent third basement Eduardo Escobar on a two-year, $20 million deal on Friday, according to reports
Posted: November 27, 2021, 3:35 pm
The Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Jordan Luplow from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 2:12 am
The Arizona Diamondbacks have designated pitcher Brett de Geus for assignment, it was announced today. De Geus, you will recall, was selected by the Texas Rangers from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Rule 5 Draft this past offseason. De Geus made the Rangers Opening Day roster, but was designated for assignment in June after posting an 8.44 ERA in 26.2 IP for Texas.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 1:05 am
He pitches a hitless eleventh. And a hitless twelfth. In the top of the thirteenth, his spot regrettably comes up in the order, so Lovullo is forced to pinch hit for Peacock, which makes perfect s…oh wait….
Posted: November 27, 2021, 12:00 am
Lauren Ware added 12 points and Ariyah Copeland had 10 for Arizona, which battled with the Blue Demons through six lead changes and eight ties before taking control. Tied 56-all with just under 8 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Arizona scored on three straight possessions – a pair of layups by Reese, and one by Ware – over a 43-second span to kick off an 11-2 run that would put the Wildcats up 67-58 on another Reese layup with 3:48 left.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 11:40 pm
Shaina Pellington hit an off-balance layup at the buzzer to lift No. Arizona past pesky Vanderbilt 48-46 on Thursday in the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam tournament. With the game tied at 46, Arizona put the ball in Pellington’s hands.
Posted: November 25, 2021, 10:49 pm
Oregon State (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) at Oregon (9-2, 6-2): The Ducks will capture the North Division and a spot in next week’s championship game against Utah with a win in their annual rivalry game against the Beavers on Saturday. But Oregon State won last year’s game and has its own hopes for a division title with a win and a loss by Washington State. Oregon is looking to become the first team to reach three straight Pac-12 title games since it began in 2011.
Posted: November 25, 2021, 7:07 am
The Arizona Diamondbacks made a roster move on Wednesday. The D-backs announced that they have claimed left-handed pitcher Kyle Nelson from the Cleveland Guardians. Cleveland designated the 25-year-old Nelson for assignment last Friday.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 10:42 pm
Not quite the case: August 11, 2020 Arizona Diamondbacks traded 2B Ildemaro Vargas to Minnesota Twins for cash. September 5, 2020 Chicago Cubs claimed 2B Ildemaro Vargas off waivers from Minnesota Twins. May 17, 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates claimed 2B Ildemaro Vargas off waivers from Chicago Cubs.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 8:00 pm
One way to keep the bat in the strike zone for a long time is for the swing to stay toward the middle of the field. This means swinging the bat towards the pitcher without pulling the ball off center and without upward motion. The bat path of all great hitters gets in the zone and stays through the zone for a long time.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 5:30 pm
Another free-agent pitcher is close to coming off the market. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that per sources, “Dbacks among teams in mix for free-agent reliever Kirby Yates, who missed all of 2021 after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery on March 24. Yates, 34, likely will command a two-year deal, with teams banking on his full return to health in the second year.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 3:28 pm
Rating: 2.22 Age: turns 28 on November 27th 2021 Stats: 20 G, 39 PA, 5 H, 4 BB, 1 double, 15 K’s 2021 Earnings: Pre-arbitration 2022 Status: not currently on 40-man roster The Arizona Diamondbacks struggled with outfield depth right out of the gate. Kole Calhoun went down with a hamstring injury before the first game of the season. Calhoun attempted to rehab conservatively and returned a few games into the start of the year, but it would continue to nag him eventually requiring surgery and even …
Posted: November 22, 2021, 8:00 pm
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Matt Davidson to a Minor League contract with an 2022 Spring Training, which marks a reunion for the two sides. He was selected by the Diamondbacks in the first round (No. overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft.
Posted: November 22, 2021, 6:47 pm
Here are five trade targets the New York Yankees could pursue during the 2021-22 MLB offseason, including Oakland Athletics 1B Matt Olson.
Posted: November 22, 2021, 2:13 pm
Rating: 2.14 Age: 27 (since March 24) 2021 Stats: 28.1 IP, 30 H, 24 R, 20 ER, 7 HR, 14 BB, 31 SO, 6.35 ERA, 5.89 FIP 2021 Earnings: League minimum (pre-arbitration) 2022 Status: Removed from 40-man roster yesterday, still pre-arbitration How did we get here At the end of 2019, Kevin Ginkel looked like a real stud. He had just posted a 1.48 ERA over 24.1 innings, while striking out 28.
Posted: November 20, 2021, 8:00 pm
November 19th marked the deadline for MLB teams to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft by adding them to their respective 40-man rosters. The Diamondbacks started the day with a full 40-man roster, so moves were going to have to be made for the team to be able to make new additions. As part of those moves, the Diamondbacks have added pitcher Ryan Weiss and catcher Cooper Hummel to the roster while outrighting pitchers Miguel Aguilar, Kevin Ginkel, and Riley Smith to AAA Reno.
Posted: November 20, 2021, 2:12 am
The Diamondbacks added three prospects to their 40-man roster on Friday, most notably outfielder Kristian Robinson, who remains in a sort of baseball limbo as he sorts through legal issues that kept him off the field all this year. Robinson, who turns 21 next month, pleaded guilty in August to a felony assault charge following a confrontation with a law enforcement officer in April 2020. He was sentenced to 18 months probation and 150 hours of community service.
Posted: November 20, 2021, 12:24 am
Rating: 2.14 Age: 34 2021 Stats: 34 PA, . OPS, 43 OPS+, -0.1 bWAR/-0.2 fWAR 2021 Earnings: $177,886 (per Spotrac) 2022 Status: free agent Bryan Holaday was a 4-year catcher at Texas Christian University, where he earned the Johnny Bench Award as the NCAA Division 1’s top catcher after hitting 17 home runs with a then school-record 99 hits. That performance turned him into a 6th round selection in the 2010 draft by the Detroit Tigers.
Posted: November 19, 2021, 8:00 pm
PHOENIX- The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Brent Strom to be their pitching coach. The D-backs announced Strom’s hiring on Thursday. The 73-year-old has been a pitching coach in the big leagues for 11 seasons, most recently with the Houston Astros from 2014 to 2021.
Posted: November 19, 2021, 5:00 am
Left fielder David Peralta was also listed among Axisa’s honorable mentions. Marte easily led the team with a . batting average and a .
Posted: November 19, 2021, 3:00 am
He spent the past eight seasons with the Houston Astros, helping the club find success with a variety of pitchers — young arms breaking into the majors, journeymen trying to establish themselves, veterans looking to bounce back and bona-fide stars hoping to take their game to the next level. We hit the jackpot,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said.
Posted: November 19, 2021, 12:39 am