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2019 MLB Spring Training battles to watch Stars might put fans in the seats, but baseball is a sport that rewards the most complete clubs. That's what makes Spring Training more than a series of exhibitions; big league jobs are on the line, and they could end up having a major impact on the season-end standings.
Monday Memes: Ease into Spring. Baseball has returned and so have the memes.
SnakePit Round Table: Spring has sprung Archie again is talking a big game, but if his nail can't handle the pitch again, we're talking about a completely different pitcher. Makakilo: Jack said it well - not much for me to add. Archie Bradley is a wild card. Will his role change? How strong are his fingernails?
NL West Notes: Machado, Padres, Rockies, Maybin, Kelly The Padres continue to be linked to Manny Machado on the rumor mill, and The Athletic's Dennis Lin provides a bit of history on San Diego's pursuit of the star infielder.
Reason for optimism for each MLB team On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. You've read a lot about teams being all-in for 2019 and also about some teams rebuilding. Here's what's also true: When players and coaches get to work in Florida and Arizona, optimism is infectious.
D-backs have high hopes for Yoan Lopez It was the eighth inning of a late September game against the Dodgers when D-backs right-hander Yoan Lopez showed that not only might he have the stuff to be a future closer, but also the moxie of one as well. With the D-backs clinging to a 3-2 lead, Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado led off the top of the eighth with a double.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Jon Duplantier, rotation prospects could open in bullpen The Diamondbacks arrived at camp with a fully stocked starting rotation, the second consecutive year they have acknowledged there are no jobs up for grabs entering spring training.
Crowd Sourcing Diamondbacks Over/Under Projections: #14 Zack Greinke The DBacks Ace will need to shoulder a big load again in 2019.
Torey Lovullo looks forward to first workout Monday morning, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo will stand in front of his entire team prior to the first full-squad workout of the spring. It's a moment he's been preparing for ever since the disappointing end to the 2018 season, when the D-backs went 8-19 in September to fall out of postseason contention.
MLB free agency: Arizona Diamondbacks' Greg Holland has new take on FA - Diamondbacks reliever Greg Holland closes his eyes, takes a deep breath and allows those unpleasant memories to slowly trickle back into his thoughts. Bryce Harper is still unsigned. So is Manny Machado. And Dallas Keuchel. And Craig Kimbrel. And Marwin Gonzalez.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Carson Kelly's Three-Headed Monster In other words, the things he's already good at. Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.
D-backs pitcher Zack Greinke discusses reporting to Spring Training The Arizona Diamondbacks staff ace Zack Greinke reported to Spring Training on Friday, two days after pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report. While he doesn't mince words about his feelings on Spring Training, the 35-year old right-hander admits that it is a necessary evil, especially for him.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Campfire Stories Entertain Spring Campers This is Spring camp, and the Arizona Diamondbacks aren't sitting around a campfire to tell stories. They sit around home plate for…
West Notes: D-backs, Greinke, Giants, Zaidi, Mariners, Ichiro The Diamondbacks have waved goodbye to cornerstones Paul Goldschmidt, A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin in the past few months, leaving right-hander Zack Greinke as their best remaining player.
Fans’ guide to Cactus League spring training in Arizona About five hours south on U.S. Highway 93, there's a buffet of baseball for almost five weeks from late February through March. Fifteen MLB teams play in 10 stadiums around the metropolitan Phoenix area to get ready for the regular season.
D-backs have open competition in bullpen With the D-backs seemingly set to carry 12 pitchers to open the season, there will be seven relievers who make the Opening Day roster. You can pretty much pencil in Archie Bradley, Greg Holland, Yoshihisa Hirano, Andrew Chafin and T.J. McFarland. :: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::.
Zack Greinke talks about staying with D-backs Despite a stiff neck, which he says came on a recent airplane flight, D-backs ace Zack Greinke said Saturday that he feels much better physically than he did last year when he reported to Spring Training.
Crowd Sourcing Diamondbacks Over/Under Projections: #13 Archie Bradley Will a healed nail mean a better curve ball ?
Predicting the 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks infield For each player, you'll see the percentage who said they would make the Opening Day roster, and the figure in brackets after their name is the average ranking they received in that part of the poll. But let's start with an overall ranking, regardless of position.
Steven Souza says he's finally healthy after injury-wrecked season Right fielder Steven Souza Junior pointed to one of the few positives to come from the pectoral injury that wrecked his debut season with the Diamondbacks. "I can take my shirt off and show you a cool party trick," Souza said. "My pec rolls up to the middle now because half of it is gone." Souza can joke now that the injury finally is in the past.
Zack Greinke reports to Spring Training D-backs ace Zack Greinke reported to Salt River Fields on Friday after missing the first two days of pitcher and catcher workouts. Greinke asked Arizona manager Torey Lovullo for a couple of extra days off before he reported and Lovullo granted the request.
New D-back, former ASU pitcher Kelly hoping to break into majors "I just have to get through spring and hopefully do what it is they brought me in to do." Productivity-wise, the D-backs would be thrilled to see Kelly match the numbers of fellow 30-year-old Miles Mikolas, the Saint Louis starter who went 18-4 with a 2.83 ERA in 2018 after spending the three previous seasons in Japan.
Crowd Sourcing Diamondbacks Over/Under Projections: #12 Jake Lamb The "New" Dbacks first baseman looks to rebound from shoulder surgery.
D-backs pitchers, catchers have special drill D-backs manager Torey Lovullo always encourages his coaching staff to come up with new drills or different ways of doing things as a way to keep Spring Training fresh. "I give the staff an open forum," Lovullo said.
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