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Braden Shipley Interview on FanGraphs

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If Shipley is accurate on the development of his secondary pitches he is going to make some major strides in short order.

D'Backs 2014 Prospects on FanGraphs

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Leads off with the surprising revelation that Archie Bradley is something special. High on the system in general even though Skaggs is over the MLB innings limit to be considered.

George Kottaras DFA'd from Royals; Potential D-backs Backstop?

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With a .749 OPS against lefties over his career while providing average defense, he would be an upgrade over Tuffy Gosewisch and could be a starter in a pinch. He is a super-two, which means he has 2 more years of arbitration left. MLBTradeRumors has predicted a salary of 1.2 million for next year.

Offseason Plan

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It's long and may not be comprehensive, but Jeff Wiser and I spent a few weeks coming up with possible moves and sorting through them. This post is about the transactions we recommend.

Paul Goldschmidt is Staying Alive

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Interesting article at Fangraphs illustrating the ways Goldy maximizes his strengths and minimizes his weaknesses.

Nevin to manage Reno

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Phil Nevin will be the Aces' manager in 2014 after Brett Butler took a job with the Marlins.

Goldschmidt tries his hand at cricket

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More pics from Monday's event at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Thank you, all of you Pitters

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for making following the Diamondbacks a much more enjoyable experience. I've laughed; I've cried; I've posted ponies ; I've participated in drinking games; in short it was a fabulous time.

KT Hits the Hot Stove While it Preheats

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Only two days after the World Series, Kevin Towers has already begun making moves.

"Why I Quit Major League Baseball"

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A refreshing article from a young player who lost sight of why he played baseball, and why following your passions may not make the most sense.

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