The incumbant LF keeps producing, and may soon win over the Arizona fan base. ALSO: Claudio Vargas is quietly solid at the back end of the rotation, Brandon Webb has one more chance to improve his Cy Young resume, and Johnny Estrada could be on the way out.
September 28, 2006
Craig Counsell broke his rib, and Stephen Drew claimed the shortstop spot for the future, and for the now. Counsell reacts to moving back to the Super Utility role; ALSO: 2nd round pick Lefty Brett Reynolds may not be a D'Back at all; Tony Clark is back under the microscope; Injury report.
August 22, 2006
At the All Star Break, manager Bob Melvin looks likely to receive a new contract. Webb doesn't get the All Star start, and you'll never guess who gets it instead. Plus, Counsell talks about his days off and Vizcaino speaks on his mechanics.
July 11, 2006
With the offense struggling, D'Backs Manager Bob Melvin knew he needed to shake things up; Jeff DaVannon moves forward, Craig Counsell drops down; bullpen work has been strong of late; a 'happy medium' is needed in the starting rotation; Brandon Webb tops all pitchers in All Star Votes.
July 9, 2006
"I'll be blunt with you and say there have been certainly whispers about Luis Gonzalez" using steroids in 2001. No kidding? Really? You don't say? Shocker. The problem here is that when Managing Partner Ken Kendrick started using 'Luis Gonzalez' and 'steroids' in the same sentence, he put something in his own body that doesn't belong there. Open mouth, insert foot...to the ankle.
June 16, 2006