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
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
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
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
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
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