Diamondbacks Prepare for Winter Meetings

The Arizona Diamondbacks have removed two players from their 40-man roster to make room for acquisitions during the upcoming winter meetings and Rule 5 draft. The team is looking to add a #4 starter and a veteran position player, but have surprisingly not expressed the need for another arm in the bullpen.
December 4, 2009

D-backs Trim 40-Man Roster

As expected, the Arizona Diamondbacks have declined to exercise their 2010 club option on infielder Chad Tracy. Additionally, pitchers Yusmeiro Petit and Doug Slaten have been claimed off waivers while the D-backs outrighted outfielders Trent Oeltjen and Alex Romero to Triple-A Reno. Pitcher Daniel Cabrera elected to become a free agent rather than accept his assignment to Reno.
November 5, 2009

Projections from Bill James: D-backs Pitchers

The Bill James Handbook 2010 will be available on November first and includes statistical projections for nearly 900 players. Inside, we have a sneak peek of James' 2010 projections for Arizona Diamondbacks' pitching staff, including the $8.5 million question: what can we expect from Brandon Webb?
October 24, 2009

Is Justin Upton The Next Orlando Cepeda?

Players who draw comparisons to Hall of Famers generally do not live up to the billing. Justin Upton is currently having a season that no 21-year old besides Orlando Cepeda has produced. Cepeda produced 379 home runs, 1,365 RBI, and a .297 batting average over his 17-year career. Can we expect Upton to produce similar numbers?
October 1, 2009

Reynolds Breaks His Own Record

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds broke his own record of 204 strikeouts in a season set last year. After whiffing three times Tuesday night, Reynolds now has 206 strikeouts with 10 games remaining in the 2009 season.
September 23, 2009

Garland Lands in LA

The Arizona Diamondbacks have rid themselves of Jon Garland's ill-advised contract by dealing him to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player-to-be-named-later. The veteran pitcher compiled a 5.35 ERA at Chase Field and figures to fare better in the friendlier confines of Dodger Stadium.
September 1, 2009

Doug Davis to Remain a D-back

The Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks were unable to agree on a trade that would have sent free-agent-to-be Doug Davis to Milwaukee. The D-backs are likely to shoulder the remaining $2.75 million left on Davis' contract and accept the draft pick compensation that Davis' departure via free agency would provide.
August 15, 2009

Scherzer Dominant in 2nd Big League Victory

When Brandon Webb returns from the disabled list, the Arizona Diamondbacks may find themselves with three aces, since Max Scherzer made the hottest team in baseball look impotent at the plate Tuesday night.
May 27, 2009