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  1. Thoughts on the Miller trade
  • Nick Ahmed lands on DL as Chris Owings returns to Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks welcomed the versatile Chris Owings back from the disabled list on Saturday but placed shortstop Nick Ahmed on it. “We lose one of our key guys and you get one of them back,” manager Chip Hale said. “That’s kind of been the way the season has gone.” Ahmed has been bothered..." July 24

  • Diamondbacks hit four homes to hold off Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Arizona Diamondbacks hit four home runs on Sunday afternoon, but what was most encouraging was the overall offensive production which had been lacking in recent weeks. "A little bit more consistency," said first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. "We had guys on almost every inning,..." July 24

  • Diamondbacks making teams aware Shelby Miller ‘is available’

    Arizona Sports "Shelby Miller has only made 14 starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and after paying a large price to acquire him in December, the D-backs are reportedly making him available in trade talks. Miller’s collapse this season has been one of the biggest shocks in 2016. In those 14 starts, Miller is..." July 24

  • D-Backs manager warns against teams hitting Segura

    Sacramento Bee "Arizona manager Chip Hale warned other teams on Saturday about plunking Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Jean Segura, who took exception to the latest pitch that hit him. Segura led off Friday night's game with a homer and then got hit in the lower back on the first pitch by Cincinnati's Dan Straily..." July 24

  • Bruce, Sampson lift Reds to victory

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- With no date set for Homer Bailey's return, the Cincinnati Reds could need someone to fill one more slot in the rotation. Right-hander Keyvius Sampson took the mound Saturday night eager to show he's capable of that role. Sampson allowed one run over four-plus innings in a spot..." July 23

  • Diamondbacks consider replacing manager Chip Hale

    ABC 15 "The Arizona Diamondbacks' disappointing season may soon result in a managerial change, according to a report Friday. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com said the D-backs are considering a move to replace second-year manager Chip Hale, though general manager Dave Stewart refused comment. Rosenthal..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Sanchez, Jays cruise past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, and Aaron Sanchez won his American League-high ninth consecutive decision in the Toronto Blue Jays' 5-1 interleague victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday at Chase Field. Encarnacion hit his 25th homer of the season with two outs..." July 20

  • Jays' Encarnacion homers in win at Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The way free agent-to-be first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hits in Chase Field, it might make a comfy new home. If only Arizona Diamondbacks four-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt did not play the same position. "The problem is ... they have Goldschmidt here," Toronto Blue Jays manager..." July 20

  • Donaldson, Blue Jays bash way past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Toronto Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson has not played at Chase Field much, so he was not sure if his homer in the first inning had the distance. It did, of course. He seems to be at his best in interleague play. Donaldson doubled, homered and drove in three runs and Edwin..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • Arizona Diamondbacks trade their way into another perception problem

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are soft targets. They’re champions of curious hires and unconventional paths. They take a lot of heat when things go wrong. It only sounds worse in 2016, the most disappointing baseball season in recent memory. Still reeling from the Shelby Miller debacle, the Diamondbacks..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Diamondbacks recall Zack Godley

    AZ Snake Pit "The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) recalled RHP Zack Godley (@godleyzt) from Triple-A Reno, as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart. After Sunday's game, LHP Edwin Escobar was optioned to Reno. Godley, 26, has gone 2-0 with a 5.28 ERA (9 ER in 15.1 IP) in 6 games..." July 19

  • Tony La Russa talks about mysterious ‘issue’ with Shelby Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "Most people felt the Arizona Diamondbacks gave up too much to acquire Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves over the winter, and the deal looks even worse now that Miller has been optioned to Triple-A. To say that Miller has struggled would be an understatement. He posted a 2-9 record and a..." July 18

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Diamondbacks' Chris Herrmann: Gets MRI on Saturday

    CBS Sports "Herrmann (hamstring) received an MRI on his hamstring Saturday, Jack Magruder of Fanragsports reports." July 17

  • Barrett keeps calm as D-backs fend off Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona catcher Tuffy Gosewisch had a simple message when he visited Jake Barrett on the mound in the ninth inning Sunday. "I reminded him you have to breathe," Gosewisch said. "You have to relax. Nobody is good when they are tense. Just be yourself." The message did not..." July 17

  • Many teams stunned by Red Sox trade for Brad Ziegler

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox recently swung a trade for Arizona closer Brad Ziegler, and it reportedly caught a lot of teams off guard. According to Peter Gammons, while many teams knew Ziegler was available and were pursuing him, the Red Sox gave up much less than other teams were willing to." July 17

  • La Russa: 'Yucky' and 'mysterious' issue hindered Miller

    Arizona Sports "While the Arizona Diamondbacks’ offseason acquisition of pitcher Shelby Miller was met with some skepticism, even the pitcher’s most ardent of critics could not have predicted what would transpire over the first few months of the season. Fourteen starts, a 7.14 ERA, two wins, nine losses, one..." July 17

  • D-backs refuse to rush Greinke’s return

    Today's Knuckleball "Zack Greinke has gradually extended his throwing distance while playing catch the last few days, but it appears likely that he will not return as tentatively scheduled in late July. That is fine with general manager Dave Stewart. “We should,” Stewart said when asked if the D-backs are..." July 17

  • Taylor's grand slam powers Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Chris Taylor had the game of his young career Friday, when his first career homer was a grand slam, he drove in six runs and finished a single short of the cycle. "Mentally it's big to have a game like this, especially pretty early in my season in the big leagues," the Los Angeles..." July 16

  • Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart: Shelby Miller trade ‘hasn’t worked out’

    Arizona Republic "Right-hander Shelby Miller’s demotion to Triple-A Reno this week marked the latest turn of events for a trade that has a chance to go down as one of the worst in Diamondbacks history. After the Diamondbacks paid an enormous cost in talent to acquire him from the Atlanta Braves in December,..." July 16

  • Diamondbacks option Shelby Miller to Triple-A

    Sportsnaut "The terrible season that Shelby Miller and the Arizona Diamondbacks are going through has gotten worse. The team announced Thursday that Miller has been optioned to Triple-A. The Diamondbacks gave up a lot to get Miller. The main asset was shortstop Dansby Swanson, who was the No. 1 pick in..." July 14

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • Bumgarner one-hits D-backs as Giants cap sweep

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner is ineligible to pitch Tuesday in the All-Star Game, so he put on his nationally televised show Sunday night. The Giants' ace left-hander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, finished with a one-hit shutout and matched his career-high with 14..." July 11

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • D-Backs GM: We're not throwing in flag on this season

    Arizona Republic "Change has begun to infiltrate the Diamondbacks’ roster with team brass not waiting until closer to the trade deadline or even after the All-Star break to start making revisions. Arizona has already moved out closer Brad Ziegler, parting with a long-tenured veteran whose efficiency was one of..." July 10

  • Chip Hale said Tyler Clippard and Daniel Hudson will share closer duties

    MLB.com "With the trade of Brad Ziegler to the Red Sox late Friday night, right-handers Tyler Clippard and Daniel Hudson will take over the D-backs' closer duties. "Those two guys have the most experience, so I would imagine right now one of those two would be in the ninth," D-backs manager Chip Hale..." July 10

  • Manager's ejection ignites Giants in 6-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Crawford had Buster Posey's back Friday night, even if Patrick Corbin's fastball barely didn't. Crawford responded to a pitch thrown behind his All-Star teammate and his manager's corresponding ejection with a two-run home run that sparked a comeback as the San..." July 09

  • Green's first HR lifts Giants, 4-2

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- At the crossroads of personal statistics and team success Saturday afternoon, San Francisco Giants veteran pitcher Jake Peavy took the high road. Peavy's win No. 153 will have to wait. Giants win No. 56 took priority on this day. Two outs from qualifying..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Diamondbacks trade Brad Ziegler to Boston Red Sox

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks seemed to be on the fence in recent weeks about retaining or selling off some of their most-coveted players leading up to the Aug. 1 trade deadline, namely closer Brad Ziegler and setup man Daniel Hudson. But amid a difficult stretch in which they’ve won only twice in their..." July 09

  • Schimpf, Solarte power Padres past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Rookie second baseman Ryan Schimpf has carried his 20-homer power into the major leagues this season. All he needed was a chance. Schimpf had two homers, including a go-ahead homer in a four-run fifth inning, and Yangervis Solarte had three hits with a homer and a career-high five..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Weeks, Goldschmidt lead Diamondbacks past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Rickie Weeks Jr. saw the pitch he was looking for and didn't miss Tuesday. Weeks homered and Paul Goldschmidt drove in a pair of runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 Tuesday night. "I've seen him a few times before and I just wanted to get something..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • Norris homer helps Padres beat Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- San Diego Padres manager Andy Green said it takes a lot for Derek Norris to leave a game hurt. On Monday night, it took the backswing of a bat near the catcher's right humerus a half-inning after he hit a two-run homer in the Padres' 8-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks...." July 05

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Castillo's late homer sends D-backs past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "By Jack Magruder The Sports Xchange PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo's home runs have come in bunches, and his latest Saturday enabled Arizona to avoid a season-long seven-game losing streak. Castillo's three-run homer with one out in the eighth inning off Hunter Strickland lifted the..." July 03

  • Giants slip past D-backs in 11 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The San Francisco Giants continued their roll through the NL West with another series victory -- and another hero -- Sunday. Ramiro Pena's pinch-hit double drove in the winning run in the 11th inning and the Giants won their seventh straight division series with a 5-4 victory over..." July 03

  • Zack Greinke placed on 15-day DL with left oblique strain

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke left last Tuesday’s start with an oblique injury and is now headed to the disabled list. Greinke hit his stride in the past two months, winning seven straight decisions from May 17 to June 18 and has not lost since May 12. After a rough start to the season,..." July 03

  • Giants ride Cueto's arm, Gillaspie's bat to victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Except for wobbly legs, an upset stomach and a feeling of nausea, San Francisco right-hander Johnny Cueto's warmup bullpen session went fine Friday. His game got a lot better. Cueto survived a rough first inning to become the National League's second 12-game winner, and Conor..." July 02

  • Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke likely to miss only 1 start

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke’s strained left oblique muscle is feeling much better, but not good enough to make his next start. Manager Chip Hale said Friday that Greinke would not pitch Tuesday, but that the right-hander could be available to face the Giants next weekend in San..." July 02

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