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  • Diamondbacks Outright Braden Shipley, Artie Lewicki

    MLB Trade Rumors "The D-backs announced today that they’ve assigned right-handers Braden Shipleyand Artie Lewicki outright to Triple-A Reno after the pair cleared waivers. The moves bring their 40-man roster to a total of 33 players. It’s a disappointing outcome for Shipley,..." November 20

  • Report: Twins and D-Backs Have Discussed Paul Goldschmidt Trade

    12 Up "Last offseason, the Minnesota Twins thought they were just a few pieces away from becoming serious contenders as they shocked the world by eking into the 2017 Wild Card Game. A year later, the Twins are coming off of a horrendous 78-84 season and Paul Molitor has been replaced with..." November 20

  • MLB Rumors: Why Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin to Yankees is a 'likely' fit

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has approached the beginning of the offseason knowing he needs to add at least two arms to his starting rotation for 2019. He got one of those on Monday, when he traded for Seattle Mariners left-hander James..." November 20

  • Astros, Cardinals pursuing Paul Goldschmidt in trade talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Goldschmidt is on the trade block, and two National League teams are apparently serious about trying to acquire him. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday night that the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals have had the most meaningful discussions with Arizona..." November 20

  • MLB Rumors: Zack Greinke-Paul Goldschmidt Package Deal Discussed

    Bleacher Report "The Arizona Diamondbacks are a team to keep an eye on as the hot stove heats up, as both starting pitcher Zack Greinke and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt could be changing uniforms this offseason. USA Today's Bob Nightengale (h/t Arizona Sports 98.7..." November 19

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • MLB rumors: Phillies, Yankees, Mets after Patrick Corbin?

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the GM Meetings in the books and a few weeks until December's Winter Meetings, this is typically a slow time for big-ticket free-agent signings in baseball. But the top lefty on this year's market is starting to garner big interest. According to Jon Morosi..." November 16

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • Report: Diamondbacks ‘extensively shopping’ Zack Greinke

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to trade Zack Greinke and apparently trying pretty hard to do so. Arizona is “extensively shopping” Greinke, according to a report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. November 16

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Diamondbacks Sign Abraham Almonte To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have signed veteran outfielder Abraham Almonte to a minor league pact with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. He’s represented by ISE Baseball. The actual signing took place last week, it seems, though the D-backs didn’t formally announce the..." November 14

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • D-Backs will have to eat significant money to trade Zack Greinke

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks are open to trading their star players this offseason as they look to rebuild following a disappointing 2018 season, but they may have a tough time unloading their ace. Zack Greinke would, in theory, be one of the players on the Diamondbacks’ roster that..." November 08

  • Yankees reportedly not showing significant trade interest in D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt

    SNY TV "Amid the rumors that the Diamondbacks could deal first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, the Yankees are reportedly not showing significant interest in the six-time All-Star, according to Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman. Arizona, Heyman reported on Tuesday, has been willing..." November 08

  • Cashman drops inadvertent clue about Yankees’ interest in Corbin

    New York Post "On Monday, while addressing the media here at the general managers’ meetings, Brian Cashman said of 2018 rental J.A. Happ, “Have I talked to John Courtright, his agent? Yes.” It appears to have been an understandable slip-up. For the Yankees have been negotiating..." November 08

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • The Diamondbacks are willing to listen to offers on Goldschmidt, Greinke

    Hardball Talk "This is potentially depressing news for Dbacks fans: Jon Heyman reports that the Diamondbacks are willing to “listen on anyone,” including Paul Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke. The franchise is definitely at a turning point right now. Two of their biggest..." November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • MLB rumors: Yankees to miss on Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin, Astros' Dallas Keuchel?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The MLB hot stove is heating up, and the rumors are flying fast and furious about Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. The latest chatter has the Yankees passing on the former National League MVP. And with good reason. Anyone who watched the..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Diamondbacks Name Darnell Coles Hitting Coach

    Arizona Central "The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that Darnell Coles is their new hitting coach.   Coles, 56, joins the D-Backs after spending the previous 4 seasons (2015-18) as hitting coach with the Milwaukee Brewers.  “We’re excited to add a person of Darnell..." October 31

  • Arizona Diamondbacks exercise team option on Paul Goldschmidt

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday they’ve exercised a team option on first baseman Paul Goldschmidt for 2019. MLB.com reporter Steve Gilbert tweeted that the option is worth $14.5 million. The 2019 club option is the final year of team control on..." October 29

  • Diamondbacks Claim Artie Lewicki From Tigers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have claimed right-hander Artie Lewicki off waivers from the Tigers, per the MLB.com Transactions page (hat tip: MLive.com’s Evan Woodbery, on Twitter). Lewicki underwent Tommy John surgery back in late August. The 26-year-old Lewicki (27 in April) has generally..." October 24

  • Goldschmidt and Greinke could make Arizona and Houston potential trade partners at Winter Meetings

    The Crawfish Boxes "Now that the Astros’ World Series dreams for 2018 are dashed, it’s time to start thinking ahead. The Winter Meetings are in a month and a half, and as we saw last year, even the best teams can’t afford to rest on their laurels, and even a champion could use a Gerrit..." October 24

  • D-Backs sign Escobar to 3-year, $21-million deal

    Arizona Central "In an early strike move before the start of free agency, the Diamondbacks have re-signed infielder Eduardo Escobar to a three-year, $21 million contract, a deal that brings back a versatile player whom the club acquired as a rental prior to trade deadline in July. More than likely,..." October 22

  • Aside from Yankees, the Dodgers, Giants and Braves expected to pursue Patrick Corbin

    SNY TV "The Yankees like pending free agent LHP Patrick Corbin, according to SNY's Andy Martino. And if they pursue him, they could be joined by the Dodgers, Giants, and Braves -- who are expected to "show a lot of interest" -- according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston..." October 22

  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Price, Kemp among Players Choice comeback finalists

    The Score "Finalists were announced Tuesday afternoon for the 2018 Players Choice Awards' Comeback Player of the Year. Consideration is given to players whose careers were stalled by injury or by spending time away from the field. Both the American League and National League have three..." October 16

  • Could Yankees be trade fit for Paul Goldschmidt?

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the best first basemen in baseball is expected to hit the trade market this winter, as the Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly willing to deal slugger Paul Goldschmidt. While many top teams are already set the position, the New York Yankees are a team that could potentially make room for..." October 15

  • The Diamondbacks are installing artificial turf

    Arizona Central "The Arizona Diamondbacks are going away from natural grass next season. The team announced Friday that it will install synthetic grass at Chase Field in partnership with Shaw Sports Turf. The high-performance B1K™ surface is designed specifically for baseball and is expected to..." October 13

  • Diamondbacks Outright Patrick Kivlehan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks announced today that they have outrighted outfielder Patrick Kivlehan to Triple-A. Presumably, then, he has already cleared waivers. Kivlehan, 28, has the right to reject the assignment in favor of free agency. He was previously outrighted from the..." October 10

  • Brad Ziegler retires after 11 seasons in MLB bullpens

    Sporting News "Brad Ziegler, a reliable fixture in multiple MLB bullpens for the last 11 years, is retiring from baseball.  The former Diamondbacks closer announced his decision via a note posted to his Twitter account Wednesday — his 39th birthday.  Ziegler closed out his..." October 10

  • Report: Diamondbacks Expected to Tear Down Roster and Rebuild in Offseason

    12 Up "The Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly set to enter a rebuild prior to the 2019 season.  According to Bob Nightengale, MLB columnist for the USA Today, the D-Backs are expected to "strip down" the entire team. That includes All-Star starting..." October 10

  • Diamondbacks plan to explore trade market as offseason begins

    Arizona Central "The Diamondbacks’ top baseball operations executives sat down with owner Ken Kendrick last week, the first of what they expect will be several such meetings as the organization embarks upon an uncharted offseason. “I think he’s open-minded to where we’re..." October 10

  • Should the Arizona Diamondbacks rebuild, retool or go all-in?

    AZ Snake Pit "When history looks back at the Arizona Diamondbacks and their 2018 campaign, it will be seen as a disappointment. Just as in 2008 and 2012, the team was unable to build on the success of the previous season, and reach the playoffs in consecutive years, with their record dropping back towards..." October 02

  • Diamondbacks enter offseason with course ahead still uncharted

    Arizona Central "At their end-of-season postmortem press conference on Monday, the Diamondbacks addressed the departure of hitting coach Dave Magadan but little else in terms of the direction of their offseason, leaving open possibilities for another gasp at contention, a rebuild or something in..." October 02

  • Diamondbacks part ways with hitting coach Dave Magadan

    Arizona Central "The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday that the team has parted ways with hitting coach Dave Magadan and will open a search for a new hitting coach. Diamondbacks assistant hitting coach Tim Laker will be a part of that search, the team announced. The team also announced..." October 01

  • Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin could be winter’s most-coveted free-agent starter

    Arizona Central "Left-hander Patrick Corbin’s season ended on a round number that is highly valued by starting pitchers – 200 innings – and with his health intact as he enters free agency. After logging a fifth scoreless inning on Friday night against the Padres, Corbin was removed..." September 30

  • Sources: A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings, and officials on all sides are worried

    Yahoo! Sports "The plundering of Latin America wasn’t Major League Baseball’s original sin. It’s simply the one that has festered the longest. Corruption of all kinds – illicit payoffs, bonus-money skimming, doping teenagers with performance-enhancing drugs – has been treated as..." September 28

  • Disappointing Arizona Diamondbacks' decision: Rebuild, or take one more shot

    Arizona Central "In the coming weeks, General Manager Mike Hazen will solicit opinions from throughout his organization. He will dissect what went wrong with the Diamondbacks. He will determine what might come next. And he will take these answers and possibilities to owner Ken Kendrick. The course..." September 28

  • MLB sees sharp rise in batter hand injuries; higher velocities, other factors cited

    Sporting News "As the MLB season winds down toward the playoffs, players and team management hope that the crack of the bat takes precedence over the crack of the bones. Bones of the hands in particular.  Since the exhibition season, an all-star team of players — more than..." September 27

  • Diamondbacks slugger Christian Walker’s season ends with fractured jaw

    Arizona Central "Even if the outcome could have been worse, that doesn’t mean the news was good for Diamondbacks slugger Christian Walker. After being hit in the face by a pitch on Monday night, Walker was diagnosed with a fracture in his upper jaw. His season is over and he will undergo surgery on..." September 26