Literally, as I'm opening the page to make this post, the DBacks Twitter feed just said Patrick Corbin will be starting Monday. So I'm pretty sure this will get bumped down quickly- let's be fast about it.
- [DBacks.com] Saunders silences Fish in three-hit shutout - So, any objections to having re-signed Saunders in the off-season?
- [AZ Central] Arizona Diamondbacks' Joe Saunders pitches 3-hitter against Miami Marlins - What does Joe Saunders attribute his recent success to? His beard. Look, you can't argue with results.
- [FS Arizona] Saunders dominant as D-backs blank Marlins - The Marlins never got a runner past first base. It's not exactly a no-hitter, but that's pretty impressive.
- [Miami Herald] Miami Marlins’ offensive struggles continue in 5-0 loss to D’backs - The Marlins are in a pretty rough slump- hitting .150 during their current six game losing streak. But, let's focus on what we're all wondering- their president ran a double marathon? That's impressive. And a little terrifying.
- [Arizona Sports] D-backs' Young making progress - Good news. He's hoping to take some swings with a bat on Monday.
- [The Gazette] Picking Diamondbacks over Sooners looks prudent for South Bend’s Bradley - I'd go with baseball over football, personally.
- [DBacks.com] Collmenter might be moving to bullpen - Really? I hadn't heard any mention of such a thing. (He'll be the long-man from the bullpen.)
- [Visalia Times-Delta] California League Notebook: Will Rawhide be tied to D'backs long-term? - I originally didn't realize that minor league teams could switch allegiance like this. I just assumed that they were owned by the big league club.
Baseball The NL West:
- [LA Times] Dodgers sale on track to close Monday - Apparently there were no objections to the bankruptcy court's approval of the sale.
- [San Jose Mercury News] Anxiety disorders like Aubrey Huff's largely misunderstood - Players going out for physical injuries are bad enough, but honestly I feel worse for a player in a situation like this. Rehabbing a shoulder or something is, usually, a straight-forward process. Mental health issues are rough.
- [Denver Post] Rockies' Guthrie lands on DL after bicycle accident - Aaaand then I laugh at injuries like this. Broken bike chain. Look, I know I shouldn't, but it's pretty funny to me.
- [Baseball Nation] An Article You Are Reading About Orlando Hudson - Four triples, zero doubles. Weird.