Category: NL West

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 ...

Don Mattingly on the Dodgers’ Payroll: “The Expectations are Going to be so High They’re Going to be Unrealistic”

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to have the highest payroll in the history of Major League Baseball this season. Fortunately for Los Angeles, it has a manager who has some experience with teams sporting hefty payrolls. After all, Don Mattingly was teamed up with Joe Torre in the New ...

Buster Posey Says Pitching and Defense Will Be the Key for the Giants in the Postseason

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

The San Francisco Giants have had to deal with a lot this year. Tim Lincecum got off to a slow start, Melky Cabrera, who was having a tremendous season, was suspended 50 games for steroids and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Giants’ biggest threat in the NL West, made a ...

Buster Posey Will Adjust Where He Positions Himself Next Time There Is a Play at the Plate

Monday, March 26th, 2012

For Buster Posey, 2011 was a season to forget. The Giants best offensive player was injured at the end of May in a frightening home-plate collision with Florida’s Scott Cousins The All-Star catcher watched from home as his team’s chances to repeat as World Series champions went down the drain ...

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. ...

Kirk Gibson Still Doesn’t Think It’s Appropriate to Talk About the Playoffs, Quotes Old School (“Earmuffs”)

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

They might not have as much talent as other teams around the league and their roster is full of youthful exuberance, but the Arizona Diamondbacks look like a team ready to take the division crown from the reigning World Champions. Not only does it look like Arizona has San Francisco’s ...

Kirk Gibson Has a Tough and Challenging Battle Ahead

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

After 17 seasons as a major leaguer and spending the last seven as a bench coach, Kirk Gibson has finally got his shot at managing a ball club with the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Gibson brings instant credibility and a much-needed attitude adjustment to a team that has become accustomed to finishing ...

Despite Their Ten Game Losing Streak, The Padres Still Lead in the NL West

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

So far this season, the Padres have been the most surprising team in baseball. Just about one month ago or so, the Padres were in command in the NL West despite having one of the smaller payrolls in Major League Baseball. However, a recent ten game losing streak almost closed ...

What (Dontrelle) Willis Is Talking About…

Monday, June 7th, 2010

No matter what he does now with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Dontrelle Willis will likely always be remembered for the Hide0 Nomo-esque hype he generated when his high leg kick and explosive delivery helped to earn him the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2003. Willis went 14-6 that ...

The Padres Are Still in First Place (?)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Will Venable RF, David Eckstein 2B, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Chase Headley 3B, Yorvit Torrealba C, Jerry Hairston Jr. SS, Chris Denorfia LF, Tony Gwynn Jr. CF... These are your first place San Diego Padres. That's the lineup from Tuesday night. And it's essentially the everyday lineup. There may be a ...