Arizona Diamondbacks

Catching up on my articles, New York Yankees
The New York Yankees go yard, defeat Minnesota Twins in American League Wild Card playoff.  Even after the Minnesota Twins had a huge top of the first, knocking Cy Young Award candidate Luis Severino out of the game after getting just a single out, they were still defeated by the power of the New York Yankees bats and bullpen. The top of the first was a long half-inning but it was likely much longer to one man than to the rest of us, Severino. Severino allowed a leadoff home run to the Twins’ Brian Dozier, a walk to Jorge Polanco, […]

Yanks go yard, defeat Twins in AL Wild Card game

Brad Ziegler
Late last night while most of the east coast was probably asleep, the Arizona Diamondbacks traded closer Brad Ziegler to the Boston Red Sox.  The Red Sox filled a very immediate need by acquiring Ziegler or two minor league prospects, right-hander Jose Almonte and infielder Luis Alejandro Basabe. The team had needed bullpen help for quite sometime with both closer Craig Kimbrel and interim set-up  man Koji Uehara struggling. Kimbrel who was elected to the 2016 All-Star Game next week in San Diego even admitted that he was “a little surprised” at being named to the team due to his […]

ICYMI: DBacks’ closer Brad Ziegler traded to Boston

With the loss of Pollock, do the Diamondbacks still have a chance at the division title? Now, the fact that I have a second favorite team may surprise many of you. Sometimes when I really think about it – it’s surprising to me as well. That team would be the Arizona Diamondbacks. Over the years, I’ve had known players traded there, been friends with some and am still friends with others. I’ve watched the team prosper but mostly flounder and this was looking like a year where they could beat those silly San Francisco giants from the dark side of […]

Loss of Pollock isn’t good, but it won’t end DBack’s ...

Jarrod Parker
Jarrod Parker suffers yet another serious injury On the one hand, what happened to Oakland A’s pitcher Jarrod Parker seemed almost inevitable. On the other hand, there was always the question, “what if Parker were one of the few, the lucky ones, able to make a comeback?” That question was more or less answered Thursday for Parker, who was just two pitches into his first rehab start since undergoing surgery last season for a medial epicondyle fracture. Prior to the fracture last May, Parker was in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery he had undergone the previous May. His […]

Jarrod Parker’s re-fractured elbow makes us question “what if?”

dbacks, opt-out clauses, round table. Zack Greinke
At FanRag Sports Network‘s Major League Baseball site Today’s Knuckleball we often do a round table where a group of writers from the site all weigh in on certain pertinent questions regarding different events in Major League Baseball. This could be anything from trade deadline moves to the World Series to the offseason. This round table is has to do with what we, as professional baseball writers, thought about what has happened over the offseason from moves that have been made to predictions on what is still to come before Opening Day. To read the full round table discussion please follow […]

TKB’s best & worst of the offseason round table discussion

Ok, saying that Kirk Nieuwenhuis doesn’t hit isn’t very nice. He started the day 7-for-66 on the season and had already been designated for assignment twice. So, Sunday is likely to be the best day of his entire career. The first time he was DFA’d was by his current team, the New York Mets. He was picked up off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels who later DFA’d him and the Mets’ decided they wanted him back.  That’s where the real story of the day begins. It was Nieuwenhuis’ first game back with the Mets after the roller coaster he’d been on […]

Guy who doesn’t hit, goes yard 3 times in a ...

Mark Trumbo
In one of my new posts from FanRag Sports’ Today’s Knuckleball I explore the six-player trade that sent Mark Trumbo from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Seattle Mariners. The piece takes a bigger look into how Trumbo has performed over the last month and how the other major (or minor – however you want to look at it) player in this trade, former Mariner’s back-up catcher Wellington Castillo have performed after moving to their new teams. It isn’t exactly what you might expect. You can find the post via the link below: Mariners on the losing end of Mark Trumbo […]

One month later: Mark Trumbo and the Seattle Mariners

dbacks, fantasy baseball, fantasy impact moves, brad ziegler
Just another reminder that BBST has partnered with Fantasy Sports Warehouse to talk about fantasy baseball and the Oakland A’s! So keep an eye out for the links I post on this site and keep checking FSWH for the latest fantasy updates! My latest piece has recently been published and you can find it via the link below: The three biggest fantasy impact moves of the week Includes information on the New York Yankees Andrew Miller, the Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa, the Oakland Athletics’ Pat Venditte, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Brad Ziegler and more!  

The three biggest fantasy impact moves of the week

2015 MLB Draft, top draft pick
The 2015 MLB Draft began on Monday with rounds one through competitive balance round B. (If you have any questions regarding rounds one through three or the competitive balance rounds you can check out my posts on being a MLB Draft newbie Part One & Part Two) A total of 75 amateur players were drafted on Monday but let’s take a look at the top 10 first round picks. The first three picks in the draft were all shortstops. It was the first time in MLB Draft history that this has occured. The first three picks went to the Arizona […]

2015 MLB Draft: Top 10 picks

Mark Trumbo
The Seattle Mariners announced a six-player trade Wednesday with the Arizona Diamondbacks mainly to acquire outfielder Mark Trumbo. Source: #Mariners have acquired Mark Trumbo from #DBacks. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 3, 2015 This comes after the Mariners were just swept at home by the New York Yankees in an attempt to add power to a lineup that has vastly under performed this season. The Mariners were expected to be a force to be reckoned with this season having added arguably the best second baseman in baseball in Robinson Cano in 2014 and last season’s MLB home run champion in […]

Mariners trade for Diamondbacks’ Mark Trumbo

Back in late April Jarrod Saltalamacchia was on paternity leave as a member of the Miami Marlins. Upon his return, the club designated him for assignment, in favor of using J.T. Realmuto behind the plate with Jeff Mathis as their back-up catcher. Saltalamacchia received the news just 16 months after the club had signed him to a three-year $21 million deal. With no other teams wanting to take on that kind of money, Saltalamacchia signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks in early May. He has since been playing with their Triple-A affiliate in Reno. Wednesday was not […]

DBacks’ purchase Saltalamacchia’s contract

The A’s have, very quickly, agreed to terms with veteran outfielder Cody Ross. Ross was released just Saturday by the Arizona Diamonbacks who are the ones who will be on the hook for paying Ross the $9.5 million that was left on his contract with the team. The A’s will have to pay Ross virtually nothing, just a pro-rated version of the major league minimum salary. So it’s a pretty good deal for Oakland who could use the extra outfield help, since centerfielder Coco Crisp is out six to eight weeks after having surgery to remove a bone spur from his […]

Cody Ross agrees to terms with A’s, will start in ...