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Arizona Diamondbacks: Ketel Marte extension could pay off for years When the Diamondbacks gave Ketel Marte a contract extension prior to last season, their thinking was fairly straightforward: He was talented, athletic and could play up the middle. He was a switch-hitter with a sound approach. And he had exhibited a good work ethic and demonstrated the ability to improve.
Gameday Thread, #74: 6/18 vs. Rockies June 18 - 1967: Music - the Monterey Pop Festival, a three-day event that preceded and provided the inspiration for Woodstock, saw its final performance. #history— Today In History…
Preview, #74: 6/18 vs. Rockies Both teams got bombed on Sunday. Who’ll bounce back best?
Diamondbacks no closer to settling on fifth starter In a perfect world, the Diamondbacks would love to see someone step up and take hold of the No. 5 starter's job now open with Jon Duplantier on the injured list, but General Manager Mike Hazen pointed out that the team has the option of largely avoiding that spot in the rotation over the next month.
Glenallen Hill Jr. excited to begin rookie ball with Arizona Diamondbacks Glenallen Hill Junior was a big winner on baseball's version of "The Price Is Right." Hill Jr.'s fallback plan as he headed into the MLB First-Year Player Draft was pretty nice: a scholarship to play baseball at NCAA Division I Arizona State.
Diamondbacks will overwhelm Rockies' Antonio Senzatela The Arizona Diamondbacks enter their series with the Colorado Rockies as the second-best team in the National League over their past 11 games, going 8-3 in that stretch. The Rockies are coming off a four-game series against the San Diego Padres in which they blew two leads of three or more runs in ninth inning.
Making An Ace, Part 1: Defining An Ace Where did they come from? How were they developed? And so on. Today's focus will be simple: to define what an "ace" actually is. Top of the rotation pitchers, also known as "aces", are one of the hardest-to-get commodities in baseball.
Arizona's Adam Jones batting in the cleanup spot on Tuesday Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones will start in Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.
MLB playoff picture: Arizona Diamondbacks in hunt for Wild Card berth The Arizona Diamondbacks are still in the thick of the MLB postseason race, but they have a lot of company for a National League Wild Card berth. Six teams are in within six games of the final two playoff berths in the National League, making it a very intriguing, but crowded field for the postseason.
10 most potent lineups in MLB today Now more than ever, power is a huge part of baseball. Naturally, we can't help but ask ourselves which MLB lineups are the most potent. Teams like the Houston Astros and New York Yankees have dealt with an abundance of injuries. Despite that, both check in on our list.
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks predictions, picks and best bets Previewing Tuesday’s Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks match up, with MLB betting predictions, picks and best bets.
Arizona Diamondbacks: 3 Reasons Ketel Marte Is an All-Star Among outfielders in the NL, by fWAR, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ketel Marte is the 3rd best the NL, behind Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger. Therefore, it's safe to say that if Marte doesn't make it to the All-Star game, he was robbed. "That's my dream." Ketel Marte wants to make the All-Star team.
Snake Bytes 6/18: Homeward Bound The Arizona Diamondbacks return to Chase Field and will play within the National League West from here until the All Star Break.
Minor League Recap 6/14 - 6/16: Three Day Mega Edition Catching up on all the affiliate games from Friday through Sunday.
The Fall and Rise of Alex Avila Admittedly, this article probably won't be filed in Sean's greatest hits archive: "John Ryan Murphy Needs To Be The Everyday Starter At Catcher". Oops. Not to pick on Sean, since again, he was far from the only one demanding more time for Murphy - or, perhaps more accurately, more for anyone-but-Avila.
Snake Pit Fest 9/23: Paul Goldschmidt's Return to Chase Field. Join the Snake Pit and form a Brute Squad for Paul Goldschmidt's return to Chase Field Monday September 23rd. Our group will be seated together on the 1st base side in the Baseline Box for this 6:40 pm game.
Series Preview # 24 : D-backs vs Rockies "I know the D-backs are a good team. I know they can sweep this series. I know that consistent wins will put the D-backs a step ahead in the wild-card race." — Makakilo.
Monday Memes 6/17: The Road Warriors The Diamondbacks just finished up a pretty impressive 7 and 3 road trip which included the team setting a home run record, Greinke's beautiful game that was almost a no-no, home runs from almost everyone, and Archie Bradley starting game 4 against Washington in which Matt Adams killed us.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field. The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored 39 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games.
Snake Bytes 6/17: Rotation Spot Help Wanted Archie Bradley didn’t do so great after being granted his first start in a couple of years. Zack Godley got some innings, but still not so good.
Zack Greinke trade rumors: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher's value rising The rumors and speculation surrounding Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke continue. In fact, after his latest impressive start, the chatter involving the ace potentially being on the trade market is heating up.
How analytics helped Arizona Diamondbacks' Adam Jones get quicker amid transition to right field WASHINGTON - Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones may have four Gold Glove awards adorning his mantel at home, but analytics have painted a much different picture of Jones' performance in center field over the past few years.
SnakePit Round Table: Road Warriors Undefeated in three road series, but questions about the #5 spot abound…
Nationals bomb Diamondbacks 15-5 Zack's efforts falling short in such emphatic fashion forestalled any attempts by the Diamondbacks to get back in the game. Stefan Chricton pitched a scoreless 7th, but got roughed up in the 8th, allowing 5 runs, the big blow being a Matt Adams Grand Slam.
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