MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
SB Nation "Arizona is looking for more offense in the corner outfield positions after losing out on free agent Carlos Beltran. The Arizona Diamondbacks secretly made an aggressive push for free agent Carlos Beltran, and they still want a corner outfielder, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today...." December 07
CBSSports.com "Free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran agreed to sign with the Yankees Friday night, but he didn't accept the highest offer. One might recall that earlier this past week, there was a report saying Beltran had received a three-year, $48 million offer from an anonymous (at the time) ballclub. He..." December 07
AZ Snake Pit "It certainly backs up much of what has been suspected - that the trade of Heath Bell was not the last item, and the D-backs are looking for a power outfield arm. Interestingly, they appear to be thinking for the long term as well: Cespedes has only two years of service time, so would be under team..." December 05
#Dbacks GM Kevin Towers says negotiations w/Daniel Hudson were at the 5-yd line, but just ran out of time. Thinks they will get a deal done.
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLB.com "The D-backs, Rays and Reds pulled off a three-team trade on Tuesday that will send reliever Heath Bell and catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Rays. The Reds will receive left-hander David Holmberg from the D-backs, with Arizona receiving right-hander Justin Choate and a player to be named or cash..." December 04
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
Wil Nieves is headed to the phillies. solid backup catcher type.
MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks will non-tender starter Daniel Hudson, tweets Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca. Though the sides had attempted to work out a deal to keep Hudson in Arizona, he will hit the open market. Hudson likely would not have been a non-tender candidate were it not for his injury..." December 03
I'm not sure about the particulars but apparently Heath Bell might be involved in this three-team trade with the Rays, Reds and Dbacks.
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
Sources: Bloomquist deal with #Mariners is $5.8M for two years.
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Joe Thatcher struggled with #DBacks, but his overall numbers are good & free agent relief arms aren't cheap. A non-tender would surprise me.
Happy to let everyone know I signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks recently. Grateful for another year playing a game I love. #blessed
MLB.com "Right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson and the D-backs have begun dialogue on a contract that would avoid salary arbitration. "We've finally started kicking tires on something," Hudson said. Hudson is eligible for salary arbitration, a process the club would like to avoid with him. The team has..." November 28
Arizona Republic "Nelson Cruz represents the kind of power bat the Diamondbacks want in their lineup next season. He might not be a perfect fit — he’s not a left-handed hitter — but he could conceivably fill the void the team believes it had. Only he won’t be coming here. Cruz, a free agent, probably will..." November 27
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
OFFICIAL: #Dbacks name Dave Duncan Special Asst. to the GM/Pitching Consultant. Duncan served as pitching coach for 32 yrs (1980-2011).
MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks announced that they have designated Tony Sipp for assignment. The move will allow Arizona to select the contracts of outfielder Ender Inciarte and right-handed pitcher Bo Schultz from Triple-A Reno. Sipp, 30, pitched to a 4.78 ERA with 10.0 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9 in 56 relief..." November 20
Catcher Henry Blanco, 42, is looking to play one more season. Likely to have a career in coaching once he's done playing.
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch by purchasing clinic documents they likely knew had been stolen and had been warned not to obtain, sources close to the investigation told "Outside the Lines." The Department of..." November 15
Reports: Japanese players' union approves new posting system. Players could be posted as early as Nov. 20.
USA Today "Major League Baseball took a big step toward full-scale instant replay reviews Thursday when the 30 club owners unanimously approved funding for an extensive video system that would allow managers to challenge almost every umpire's call except balls and strikes. "The clubs are very excited..." November 14
Owner: "Serious reservations" among clubs about posting process. Possible no agreement is reached, which means no Tanaka this off-season.
Diamondbacks would like to add a corner bat and have interest in trading for Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz, sources say. @FOXSports1
The Diamondbacks have hired pitching guru Dave Duncan as a pitching consultant/special assitant to the GM
Archie Bradley will come to spring training with chance to make #DBacks rotation, Kevin Towers said. KT says Bradley can throw 170 IP+.
CBSSports.com "The Yankees, Diamondbacks and Angels are among a long list of teams pursuing veteran third baseman Eric Chavez. Chavez signed for a hometown discount $3 million with Arizona last year, but after another excellent season, he said to be looking for market value this time." November 11
New York Post "The Yankees will have no shortage of holes to fill when the general managers’ meetings begin on Monday in Orlando, Fla., and though some in the organization envision high-priced free agents such as Brian McCann and Shin-Soo Choo eventually winding up in The Bronx, they can’t rely simply on..." November 09
MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07
MLB.com "The top contenders for baseball's four major individual honors, as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, were revealed Tuesday on MLB Network. The winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards (Monday), Managers of the Year (Tuesday), Cy Young Awards (Nov. 13) and..." November 06
There is an expectation that the Jeff Samardzija/Arizona trade talks will continue. Cubs reaching point where they need a decision on him.
MLB.com "The pens and reams of paper are out. Decisions are about to be made. The Hot Stove season is now in Major League overdrive. The end of the World Series on Wednesday night and the beginning of free agency a day later was only the beginning. After a relatively quiet weekend, Monday brings about..." November 04
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Arizona Diamondbacks are searching for a pitching coach, and USA Today suggested Dave Duncan, the Cardinals’ former coach and the longest-tenured pitching coach in big-league history, would be “the perfect fit.” A source confirmed that the Diamondbacks have approached Duncan. He took a..." November 02
Tigers decline option on Jose Veras. Darrin Downs claimed off waivers by Houston. Matt Tuiasosopo claimed by Arizona.
MLB.com "The Orioles' historic defensive season, in which they committed a Major League record-low 54 errors, culminated with an impressive showing in Tuesday night's unveiling of the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. Third baseman Manny Machado, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones..." October 30
CBSSports.com "During the broadcast of Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on-air that MLB plans to review the obstruction rule over the winter in the wake of the dramatic ending to Game 3. As you know, Allen Craig was allowed to score the winning run on an..." October 29
MLB.com "Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was denied a second consecutive Triple Crown this season, but he did manage to repeat for the Hank Aaron Award in the American League, and D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt capped a breakout season by earning that honor in the National League, Major League..." October 28
SB Nation "MLB commissioner Bud Selig talked with reporters on Saturday about the possibility of changing the designated hitter rule, stating that he would "never say never" about the chance that the DH eventually makes an appearance in the NL, or disappears in the AL. Selig presented Carlos Beltran with..." October 28
Arizona Republic "In the Diamondbacks’ post-Jerry Colangelo existence payroll has always been a consideration in roster construction just as it is with nearly every other team in the majors. Although one of the rare exceptions resides within the Diamondbacks’ division there is some good news when it comes to..." October 24
CBSSports.com "Kirk Gibson helped bring the Tigers their last World Series title. Could he also bring them the next one? Gibson is on the Tigers' list of possible successors to Jim Leyland sources say. But Gibson remains under contract with the Diamondbacks who invited him back after a disappointing 81-81..." October 21
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks already in need of a pitching coach and a first base coach will now be looking for a new hitting coach. According to sources hitting coach Don Baylor is leaving the Diamondbacks to take the same position with the Los Angeles Angels. The Diamondbacks announced last week that..." October 17
MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks announced that they have avoided arbitration with left-hander Matt Reynolds by agreeing to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2015 season. Reynolds 29 was enjoying an outstanding season in his first year with the Snakes before going down with a left elbow strain...." October 15