Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Rob Manfred hopes to rule on MLB domestic violence cases by opening day

    Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11

  • Diamondbacks Designate Will Locante

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have designated lefty Will Locante for assignment, per a team announcement. His 40-man spot will go to reliever Tyler Clippard. Locante, 26, scuffled to a 5.79 ERA in 42 innings at the Double-A level last year." February 08

  • Report: Arizona Diamondbacks sign reliever Tyler Clippard

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks added to their bullpen Monday. Clippard, 30, pitched for the New York Mets and Oakland A’s last season, posting a 5-4 record with 19 saves and a 2.92 ERA. Prior to that, he spent seven seasons with the Washington Nationals, during which time he earned a reputation for..." February 08

  • Schilling thought ESPN might fire him, donation form shows

    The Score "Suspended for making insensitive comments through his Twitter account in late August, pitcher turned analyst Curt Schilling apparently believed his tenure with ESPN would end as a result. Schilling posted, then quickly deleted, a tweet that likened Muslim extremists to Nazis. ESPN responded..." February 08

  • Diamondbacks making progress with Clippard

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks have been in contact with free-agent reliever Tyler Clippard and the club believes it has made progress toward a deal, a source said Monday. After the Jean Segura/Aaron Hill trade late last month saved the Diamondbacks around $4 million, the club took another look at the..." February 08

  • Diamondbacks consider shifting Yasmany Tomas to LF

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are considering rearranging the alignment of their outfield, potentially having left fielder David Peralta and right fielder Yasmany Tomas trade places, manager Chip Hale said Friday. “We’re definitely talking about it,” Hale said. “(Outfield coach) Dave McKay and I, (General..." February 06

  • Diamondbacks, Rays among teams in on Tyler Clippard

    CBS Sports "From 2009-15, free agent right-hander Tyler Clippard was one of the best relievers in all of baseball. He posted a 2.68 ERA (147 ERA+) with a 3.52 FIP during that time while averaging 75 innings per season. Clippard was very effective and also a workhorse. And yet, Clippard remains unsigned..." February 06

  • Arizona Diamondbacks may explore market for relief help

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart seems to have come to a conclusion on the trade market for relievers: The prices, he said, still are just too high. And so if he’s going to further bolster his relief corps, the most likely avenue would be via free agency, and he said he plans to reach..." February 04

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

  • D-Backs Not Active In Trade Talks, Free Agent Pursuits

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though the D-backs saved about $4MM in the trade that sent Aaron Hill, Chase Anderson and Isan Diaz to the Brewers in exchange for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner, GM Dave Stewart implied to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert that further moves aren’t likely to be made. The D-backs “don’t have much going on” in..." February 04

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • Groundhog Deals: Do-overs shadow GMs

    MLB.com "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02

  • MLB owners take a look at issues involved with tanking

    ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02

  • Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

    Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dealing Hill also saves some money if they want to look again at the FA market. Says they're looking at middle/late-inning relievers.

  • Brewers send Jean Segura to D'Backs for Aaron Hill, Chase Anderson

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers knew they eventually would have to trade shortstop Jean Segura to make room for top prospect Orlando Arcia and that time came Saturday. The Brewers sent Segura and minor-league pitcher Tyler Wagner to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-hander Chase Anderson,..." January 31

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    Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

    RHP Chase Anderson, INF Aaron Hill, SS Isan Diaz & cash have been acquired from Arizona in exchange for SS Jean Segura & RHP Tyler Wagner.

  • Stronger Chris Owings hoping for bounce-back season

    Arizona Republic "Chris Owings has been hitting for more than a month now, a good six weeks earlier than last year, and each of his swings is filled with purpose. For the first time in a while, the Diamondbacks infielder can focus on how he feels mechanically, not physically. “It’s nice to hit and have somebody..." January 29

  • MLB salaries will near record $4 billion

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29

  • The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28

  • MLB cranks up pace-of-game restrictions for Year 2

    New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27

  • Diamondbacks looking to trade Aaron Hill

    AZ Snake Pit "Yes, at the present time, it's hard to see a team opting to trade for Hill over the available free agents mentioned - perhaps Jimmy Rollins less so, but Howie Kendrick and Ian Desmond are both likely to perform significantly better than Aaron Hill in 2016. In order to compete there, the..." January 26

  • All 30 MLB teams' starting rotations, ranked

    USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26

  • MLB plans to play first regular-season games in London in 2017

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says likely no DH in NL for “foreseeable future”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26

  • Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25

  • MLB open to expansion, relocation possibilities, Manfred says

    Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    D-backs trying to trade aaron hill, but in market stocked with better (kendrick, desmond, Rollins, etc) -- very tall task

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday

  • Diamondbacks Trying To Trade Second Baseman

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks are in “active trade talks” and trying to move a second baseman, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter link). Moving one of their current options at the position would allow them to add Howie Kendrick to the fold, Nightengale adds. Arizona has a number of options at..." January 21

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dbacks are active in trade talks trying to move a 2B, which could clear room to sign FA Howie Kendrick

  • The Definitive Case for Universal DH

    Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21

  • Sources: Diamondbacks trying to trade Aaron Hill

    Baseball Essential "The Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade second baseman Aaron Hill, according to league sources. Hill, 33, is entering the final year of his contract, where he is scheduled to earn $12 million. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that the Diamondbacks were trying to move a second..." January 21

  • MLB agrees to offer single-team streaming to settle class-action suit

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball on Tuesday reached a deal with fans to settle an antitrust class action lawsuit over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, law360.com reported, adding that the side settled only moments before the trial was due to start in Manhattan. Under the agreement, MLB will..." January 20

  • Diamondbacks Should Not Wait To Extend Superstar A.J. Pollock

    Baseball Essential "Arbitration season has officially come and gone and like most baseball fans I am glad its over. My team, the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed with seven of the team’s eight arbitration-eligible players. Right-hander Shelby Miller will make $4.35 million in 2016 as the no.2 starter behind Zack..." January 19

  • Will changes to 2B slide rule come at upcoming owners meetings?

    Fox Sports "As Major League Baseball owners prepare to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida, consensus with the players’ union remains elusive on slides at second base. MLB officials raised the possibility of a rule change in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada’s broken leg suffered in the..." January 19

  • A.J. Pollock talks on hold

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks avoided arbitration on Friday with six players, leaving center fielder A.J. Pollock as their only remaining arbitration-eligible player. The Diamondbacks had been hoping to find common ground with Pollock on a multi-year deal, but General Manager Dave Stewart said in a text..." January 17

  • Chip Hale tabs Zack Greinke to start Opening Day for the Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "Today in unsurprising news: Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale appeared on MLB Network Radio and announced that new starter Zack Greinke will take the hill on Opening Day, per Jim Bowden. It was just a formality, as who else could start Opening Day for them other than the man they signed to a..." January 16

  • Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller: Avoids arbitration with Diamondbacks

    CBS Sports "Miller agreed to a one-year, $4.35 million deal with the Diamondbacks on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports. The centerpiece of the most talked about trade of the offseason, Miller will be expected to help anchor Arizona's rotation behind Zack Greinke. " January 15

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Patrick Corbin settles with the Diamondbacks for $2.525M.

  • Phillies Avoid Arbitration With Jeremy Hellickson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies and right-hander Jeremy Hellickson have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal that will pay the offseason trade acquisition an even $7MM in 2016, reports Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com (via Twitter). The Scott Boras client will top his $6.6MM projection (via MLBTR..." January 15

  • Giants trade RHP Cody Hall to D'backs

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants have traded right-handed reliever Cody Hall to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later or cash considerations. In his rookie season at 27 years old, Hall made seven appearances out of the bullpen for the Giants in 2015. He went 0-0 with a 6.48 ERA, striking out seven..." January 14

  • 156 Players File For Salary Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that 156 players have filed for salary arbitration. Players and teams will formally exchange arbitration figures on Friday, and in the five to six weeks that follow, dozens of agreements will be reached. Players and teams that are..." January 13

  • MLB teams must hire full-time Spanish translators for 2016

    ESPN "All 30 Major League Baseball clubs have received a joint directive requiring them to hire full-time Spanish translators for the 2016 season in conjunction with a new program negotiated between the commissioner's office and the players' union, multiple baseball officials told ESPN on..." January 13

  • D-backs announce 23 non-roster invitees to spring training

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Diamondbacks' sixth spring training at Salt River Fields begins on Feb. 17, when pitchers and catchers report, and the team on Monday announced 23 no-roster players invited to camp. Those players are: right-handed pitchers Matt Buschmann, Jose Cisnero, Miller Diaz, Kyle Drabek, Kaleb Fleck,..." January 12

  • MLB's top bullpens: Dominant trio puts Yankees on top

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals are the champions of baseball and a barometer of change in the sport. For decades, the conventional wisdom in baseball has been that you must have very good starting pitching to achieve success through the regular season and in the postseason, and with a handful of..." January 12

  • Diamondbacks Sign Wesley Wright

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, according to a tweet from the team’s Triple-A affiliate. The Reynolds Sports client, presumably, will compete for a bullpen job in Spring Training with the..." January 11

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Dbacks have not spoken to free agent reliever Rodney, and do not see a fit ... https://t.co/qId78vJciE

  • Looking Ahead To The 2017 Hall of Fame Class

    Baseball Essential "With the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class consisting of two very worthy members in Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the voters of the BBWAA will have another ballot to cast one year from now. Griffey Jr. received the highest percentage of the vote in history, left off only three ballots, while..." January 07

D-Backs Forum Top 5

  1. Pay Pollock!!
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  2. SHOCKED!!! Greinke???
    Last post: Ace Adams 1