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Heath Bell Explains His Long Road to the Majors, Calls His Time in Miami a Learning Experience

Monday, March 25th, 2013

After three straight All-Star seasons, things didn't exactly go according to plan for Heath Bell in Miami last year. He posted just 19 saves and lost his closer job, finishing the year with a 5.09 ERA. The Marlins shipped him to Arizona, where Bell is happy for a new start, ...

Kirk Gibson on DH Dispute With Dusty Baker: “It Felt Good to Get the Juices Flowing With That. This Should be Over.”

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Let's just say Kirk Gibson and Dusty Baker won't be hanging out anytime soon. The two managers had what was described as a "testy" meeting at home plate over whether to use the DH in the Diamondbacks-Reds' Cactus League game on Monday. The Diamondbacks were the home team and had ...

Diamondbacks Ace Ian Kennedy Doesn’t Even Recognize His Teammates After All the Changes in Arizona

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Arizona Diamondbacks will have a completely different look to their roster in 2013. That's not a good thing. Sure, they had a disappointing 2012 campaign, finishing third in the NL West, but it's hard to imagine them doing better than that after what they did to their roster this ...

Kevin Towers Claims He Is Confident In Trading Justin Upton And Believes The Diamondbacks Got An All-Star Player In Martin Prado

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The Justin Upton sweepstakes is finally over, but there's a family twist involved now. Justin is headed for a family reunion in Atlanta. The Diamondbacks dealt Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson to the Braves for infielder Martin Prado, pitcher Randall Delgado, shortstop Nick Ahmed, third baseman Brandon Drury and ...

Brandon McCarthy Believes the D-Backs can be ‘Successful Quickly,’ Isn’t Worried About Pitching at Chase Field

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Daniel Hudson. Ian Kennedy. Trevor Cahill. These are some of the names that Brandon McCarthy will be joining on the Arizona Diamondbacks' starting pitching staff this season. The former Oakland Athletics hurler agreed on a two-year contract with the D-Backs this week. McCarthy, 29, finished 8-6 last season with a 3.24 ...

Heath Bell Says Finger-Pointing Led to Chaos in Miami, Looks Forward to Setting Up in Arizona

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Nothing seemed to go right for the Miami Marlins this past season, and perhaps that's why they've gone with the complete-overhaul approach this offseason. Former closer Heath Bell certainly didn't find much success there, and while he wasn't part of the team's big trade with Toronto, he did get shipped ...

Aaron Hill on Hitting For Cycle Twice in 11 Games

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Aaron Hill of the Arizona Diamondbacks is in the vote for the final spot on the NL All-Star team, and he has made a compelling argument for himself to make the squad. Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 11 days recently, an extraordinary feat really. The ...

Kirk Gibson: Last Year’s Accolades Were Nice, But Nobody Knows What Will Happen This Year

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

In 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games, captured their first division title since 2007 and gave the Milwaukee Brewers all they could handle in the Division Series of the playoffs. It all led to manager Kirk Gibson winning the National League Manager of the Year and left people believing ...

Kirk Gibson Cautions Arizona Diamondbacks to Keep their Guard Up

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

As spring training opens, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson is doing his best to make sure his team is mentally ready. Perhaps that seems a little bit odd right now as pitchers and catchers report, as this time of year is typically all about getting physically ready for the season. ...

NLDS Game 5: Ryan Roberts and the Arizona Diamondbacks Look to Make History Tonight in Milwaukee

Friday, October 7th, 2011

I'm not sure that too many fans are tuning in to watch, but the opening round of the 2011 MLB Playoffs has certainly been exciting. Three of the four divisional round series have gone to five games, including the Arizona Diamondbacks surprising comeback against the Milwaukee Brewers. Down 2-0 in ...