Jerry Crasnick reports, "First baseman Tony Clark has reached preliminary agreement on a one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks for a salary of about $800,000, a baseball source told ESPN.com. The deal is pending completion of a physical exam." Mind you, since the story then goes on, "He's expected to back up Conor Jackson at first base and give Arizona some power off the bench," I am not impressed with the research behind the piece. Additional comments from Clark: "I'm thankful that I have an opportunity to come back and be a part of my hometown team. Lord willing, the 2009 season will end with us being the last team standing... Any time you have the opportunity to reach the playoffs and come a series away from the World Series you feel like you have unfinished business. I'm excited about the possibilities of this year's team. We have a young nucleus, but that young nucleus has three or four years under their belts now. They have the opportunity to put that together and accomplish something special. I am looking forward to being a part of it."