Diamondbacks Rumors & News

  • Red Sox, D-backs, Twins In Mix For Amiel Sawdaye

    MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox vice president of international and amateur scouting Amiel Sawdaye is weighing whether to accept Boston’s general manager job or take the Diamondbacks’ assistant GM position, Peter Gammons reports (Twitter link). It’s also possible Sawdaye could join the Twins’ front office, a source told..." October 24

  • D-backs manager search could include Torey Lovullo

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have their baseball operations boss. Now, it’s on new executive vice president and general manager Mike Hazen to make his first big decision: hiring a manager. The Diamondbacks and Hazen will also need to finalize the restructured front office staff to replace former..." October 17

  • Tony La Russa opts to remain with D-backs in advisory role

    Arizona Sports "Former Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa has decided to remain with the franchise in an advisory role under new executive vice president and general manager Mike Hazen. MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert reported the news Sunday as the team announced the hiring of Hazen, the former Red Sox..." October 17

  • Arizona Diamondbacks hire Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen

    Boston Herald "The Arizona Diamondbacks today announced the signing of Red Sox executive Mike Hazen as executive vice president and general manager. "We feel very strongly that we have found the ideal candidate to lead our baseball operations," said Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick in a statement...." October 16

  • Diamondbacks Interested In Eddie Perez For Managerial Job

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have interest in Braves first base coach Eddie Perez for their managerial opening, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets. Perez interviewed for the Braves managerial job that ultimately went to Brian Snitker, and he’s reportedly also recently attracted interest..." October 15

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • Diamondbacks interested in Nats GM Mike Rizzo for front office

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With his Washington Nationals back in the postseason for the third time in the last five years, Nats general manager Mike Rizzo is drawing interest from his former team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. According to ESPN, the D'Backs plan to ask the Nats permission to interview him this offseason for a..." October 10

  • Dodgers offered D-Backs $25M annually to reacquire Greinke

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to spend when the situation warrants it. In fact, they are said by sources to have at one point offered the Diamondbacks a deal where the Dodgers would pay about $25 million of the $34 million-plus AAV on Zack Greinke’s deal in a deadline attempt to get him..." October 10

  • Tampa Bay Rays exec Chaim Bloom turns down Diamondbacks general manager interview

    Arizona Republic "Chaim Bloom, the vice president of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays, turned down an opportunity to interview with the Diamondbacks, according to league sources, making him the second known executive to do so as the club searches for a new general manager. The Diamondbacks also were..." October 10

  • Anthopoulos turns down D-backs

    Today's Knuckleball "Former Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, now a Dodgers executive, was contacted by the Arizona Diamondbacks about their open general manager’s job. But Anthopoulos has informed the D-backs that he will not be coming for an interview, and instead staying with the..." October 09

  • Chaim Bloom turns down GM interview with Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "Another day, another Diamondbacks general manager candidate bites the dust. Hours after Dodgers executive Alex Anthopoulos turned down the opportunity to interview with the Diamondbacks, Rays’ vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom reportedly declined the same offer (per Nick Piecoro of..." October 09

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Diamondbacks staying quiet in hunt for new general manager

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are staying quiet in their search for a new general manager, but bits and pieces of information have trickled out in recent days, including the revelation on Saturday night that a well-regarded executive turned down an opportunity to interview. Former Blue Jays General Manager..." October 09

  • Ned Colletti Reportedly A Candidate In Diamondbacks’ GM Search

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti is on the Diamondbacks’ list of potential GM candidates, reports J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group. The 62-year-old Colletti served as GM in Los Angeles from 2005-14 before giving way to current president of baseball operations..." October 07

  • 2016 D-backs got breakout seasons from Segura, Tomas

    Fox Sports Arizona "The 2016 season fell far short of expectations for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but it was not without its bright spots. Alas, other than Robbie Ray's improvement, almost all of the highlights came on the offensive side. Most notably was a breakout offensive season from Jean Segura, who became..." October 07

  • Kim Ng, Four Others Among D-Backs GM Candidates

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks appear to have compiled at least a preliminary list of potential general manager candidates to take over for the departing Dave Stewart, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (Twitter link). In addition to a quartet of men with ties to the organization, MLB senior VP Kim..." October 06

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Report: Tony La Russa out as Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer

    Hardball Talk "The Diamondbacks continue to clean house. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Tony La Russa is no longer the club’s chief baseball officer. The new general manger, as yet unknown, will head up the baseball operations department. Heyman adds that La Russa and owner Ken Kendrick spoke for..." October 04

  • Dave Stewart on being fired as Diamondbacks GM: 'I’m not mad'

    USA Today "Arizona Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart showed up to work as usual Monday morning, and got a telephone call around 1 p.m. from his boss, Tony La Russa. The moment he walked in, he knew what this was about. The anguish on La Russa’s face said everything. Stewart was fired. Just two years..." October 04

  • Diamondbacks Fire Dave Stewart, Chip Hale

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Diamondbacks have parted ways with Sr. Vice President & GM Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale, the team announced Monday. “We are very grateful to Dave and Chip who are widely respected throughout the game of baseball,” Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick said in a..." October 03

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Diamondbacks start fast, finish with 9-5 victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Archie Bradley began his career by beating Clayton Kershaw last year. He finished his second season with his most efficient performance. Bradley stuck out a career-high 11 and did not walk a batter, Yasmany Tomas homered and Jean Segura had two hits in the..." October 02

  • D-backs top Padres to win finale

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- If this was right-hander Daniel Hudson's last game with Arizona, it was one to remember. Hudson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, surviving a replay review on a ball first called a homer, and got the victory when pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin singled in pinch-runner Socrates Brito with..." October 02

  • Zack Greinke still believes in Arizona Diamondbacks’ talent

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks might have found themselves battling to avoid a last-place finish this weekend against the San Diego Padres, but count right-hander Zack Greinke among those who doesn’t think his team is too far from contending. “I still think our team is very talented, especially when, say, 90..." October 02

  • Owings' homer sends Diamondbacks past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Chris Owings may have had the biggest night of his career Friday night. First, the Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop was presented the Luis Gonzalez Award to honor the player who best exemplified the talent and heart of the retired D-backs' great. Then he hit a two-run homer to..." October 01

  • D-Backs leave Marlins heartfelt message

    Arizona Republic "It's been a very difficult week for the Miami Marlins. The Arizona Diamondbacks tried to make it just a little bit easier. After their series with the Nationals in Washington ended Thursday, someone from the Diamondbacks left a message for the Marlins on the visiting team's whiteboard at..." October 01

  • D-backs top Gonzalez, Nationals in rain-shortened game

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- It was about 20 minutes before the first pitch on Wednesday as Gio Gonzalez began to warm up on the green grass of right field. Washington's starting pitcher looked to the heavens and then ran some sprints before eventually heading to the bullpen beyond the right field fence at..." September 29

  • Difo's first career homer helps Nationals beat Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- It has been a rough week for several All-Star players in the nation's capital. On Sunday Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hurt his thumb in Pittsburgh and has not played since. Catcher Wilson Ramos tore his ACL on Monday and is done for the season, while Washington..." September 29

  • Curt Schilling's Dead Serious About Political Career, Eyes White House in 2024

    TMZ "President Curt Schilling??? It's possible ... because the ex-MLB superstar tells TMZ Sports he's 100% serious about launching his political career ... starting with a senate run in Massachusetts in the VERY near future. Schilling is a staunch republican and says he's seriously leaning..." September 28

  • Banged up Nationals blown out by Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals clinched the National League East title on Saturday night with a win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. But little has gone well for the Nationals in the 48 hours since then, even with a win on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Jean Segura had three hits,..." September 27

  • Rendon homer lifts Nationals over Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Dusty Baker is big on numbers and milestones, and he wants to see ace pitcher Max Scherzer try and win 20 games this year. But Baker needed to pinch-hit for Scherzer in the sixth inning Tuesday night with his team trailing 2-0. The Washington manager got the best of both..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Chip Hale: Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Rubby De La Rosa likely done for season

    Arizona Republic "Right-hander Rubby De La Rosa’s attempt to return to the mound this season has come to an apparent end. Manager Chip Hale said De La Rosa likely will not pitch in another game this season, saying he was not physically ready to get back on a mound. Hale said De La Rosa threw on flat ground..." September 25

  • Kim's two-run homer lifts Orioles to sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "The Baltimore Orioles did not do a lot on offense Sunday, but they got just enough to pull out a crucial late-season victory. Hyun Soo Kim hit an early two-run homer, and the Orioles finished a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 2-1 victory in Baltimore. The win..." September 25

  • Zack Greinke’s Season Likely Over

    MLB Trade Rumors "Manager Chip Hale says he does not believe Greinke will pitch again this season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweets." September 25

  • Trumbo's homer in 12th pushes O's past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles left the bases loaded in the 11th inning of Friday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mark Trumbo eliminated any chance of a repeat in the 12th. Trumbo led off the bottom of the 12th inning with his 44th homer of the season and the..." September 24

  • Zack Greinke ailing as Shelby Miller shines for Arizona Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "The harmless fly ball fell into center fielder Mitch Haniger’s glove, and Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller strode confidently off the mound at Camden Yards on Friday night, six scoreless in the books. Given that it came only two days after right-hander Zack Greinke had registered a..." September 24

  • D-Backs president to decide on La Russa, Stewart after season

    Arizona Sports "The first of what could be a few dominoes to fall within the Arizona Diamondbacks’ front office hit the table over the weekend, when it was announced that VP of baseball operations De Jon Watson would not have his contract renewed for next season. With chief baseball officer Tony La Russa and..." September 23

  • Goldschmidt's two homers lead D-backs over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Paul Goldschmidt smacked two home runs and Zack Greinke continued his dominance over the San Diego Padres as the Arizona Diamondbacks prevailed 3-2 on Wednesday night. Goldschmidt had a solo blast in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth as the Diamondbacks avoided..." September 22

  • Rosales, Padres pass Diamondbacks in NL West

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Padres manager Andy Green says the bottom line with San Diego infielder Adam Rosales is his infectious personality. However, the 33-year-old journeyman also can drive the ball. On Tuesday night at Petco Park, Rosales equaled his career high of four RBIs with a pair of..." September 21

  • Myers blast helps Padres slip past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Richard returned to San Diego in August because the Padres were the only team willing to commit to the left-hander as a starting pitcher. Now the question is becoming can the Padres keep Richard in 2017. Richard improved to 3-2 and lowered his earned run average as..." September 20

  • D-Backs cut ties with Watson, La Russa says he could be next

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks informed De Jon Watson, the club’s senior vice president of baseball operations, that he will not have his contract option picked up for 2017, the first of what could be several dominos to fall in leadership positions within the organization. Though Chief Baseball Officer Tony..." September 19

  • Peterson, Stewart power Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Brock Stewart saw his opportunity and seized it. The Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie pitcher, replacing Bud Norris as Saturday's starting pitcher, threw five solid innings and got a boost from a two-run homer by Joc Pederson as the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to a 6-2 win over the Arizona..." September 18

  • Diamondbacks outlast Dodgers in 12 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks overcame their major-league-worst pitching to outlast the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9 in 12 innings Sunday afternoon. Brandon Drury ended the marathon by singling home Paul Goldschmidt, who had doubled. Drury went 4-for-5 with two walks for the D-backs...." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin's future at starter after strong relief

    Arizona Republic "Patrick Corbin has not finished a game that he started since 2013, but he has done so as a reliever, including three perfect innings for Thursday's save. Corbin has not had a shutout starting appearance since May 8, but he has posted two three-inning, scoreless relief outings for the..." September 17

  • Bradley pitches Diamondbacks to victory over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Archie Bradley did Thursday what he's struggled all season to do, pitch out of trouble. Bradley threw six-plus solid innings, and Mitch Haniger and Kyle Jensen each homered to help the Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 to open a..." September 16

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  1. Finish the Job and let La Russa go too!
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