Alex Cintron never really got the chance to be more than an insurance policy with the Diamondbacks. He had opportunites, but there always seemed to be a veteran there to claim his spot. Last week when it was announced Craig Counsell has suffered a partial tear of the labrum in his throwing shoulder, it seemed that that insurance would finally pay off. And it did, for the White Sox, who traded for Cintron Wednesday. Counsell says he'll be ready for opening day, but if he's not, then who is?
March 8, 2006
The Inside Pitch finds Alex Cintron on the block, Scott Hairston ready to go, Conor Jackson learning everything he can, a deeper, but still unsettled, starting rotation and the future of Koyie Hill in doubt. Get inside the D'Backs front office, clubhouse, and training room like no one else can take you.
February 1, 2006
After a disastrous four-game sweep by the Mets, the Arizona Diamondbacks entered a three-game weekend series with the Wild Card leading Philadelphia Phillies. Going into the series, the D'Backs were tied for second-place in the NL West with the Los Angeles Dodgers at 6.5 games behind the San Diego Padres. With the offense lacking and the bullpen collapsing, odds were against the Snakes.
August 29, 2005
Entering a three-game weekend series with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Arizona Diamondbacks were in a secure second in their division, behind the San Diego Padres. The Padres lost two of three to the Chicago Cubs, giving the D'Backs plenty of opportunity to gain some ground. But their chances- along with all three games- were washed away with the rain.
June 6, 2005