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The 2014 Diamondbacks: Second-half preview


We're round the turn, and the end, though still some way off, is in sight. What will the second-half bring for the D-backs?

The 2014 Diamondbacks: First-half review


Or, "How many synonyms can I find for 'sucked' without repeating myself?"

When will Arizona have their next winning season?


A reader emailed me yesterday, "Just curious when you see the D-Backs having another winning season again, assuming it won't end up being this year." It's a very interesting question.

Let's talk about Addison Reed and HR/FB rates


Addison Reed and Brandon McCarthy have seen their pitches fly out of the park at almost record levels this year. Brandon may have gone, but can we expect Addison's rate to decrease?

First thoughts toward a 2015 Diamondbacks rotation


Off day for Arizona today, as they make the long trek from Phoenix to... er, San Francisco. As a talking point for the day, let's discuss who might be in our rotation on Opening Day 2015. Here are...

Then Went Bronson: our 2014 rotation implosion


The departure of Brandon McCarthy and the loss of Bronson Arroyo to Tommy John surgery means that Wade Miley is the only current member of our rotation to survive from Opening Day, barely three...

Analyzing the Thatcher/Campana for prospects deal


And they're off! The first big deal of the 2014 season for the D-backs, saw left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher and speedy outfielder Tony Campana traded to the Angels for two prospects. Let's look...

Our 2015 Opening Day lineup, as seen in 2010


I was going to do a first pass as to what our roster might look like come next April, but instead, I stumbled across a Fanpost from 2010, predicting our 2015 starting line-up. It makes for...


I think the SnakePit should do a Trade Deadline Contest

Something in the way of; The extremely intelligent, hard working, good (average) looking, beer drinking Pitter staff sets the odds for select Dback players Majors/Minors & each bettor gets $500 (or...

Off-day open deathwatch thread


Well, at least the Diamondbacks won't be the first team this year to fire their GM, the Padres having beaten us to the punch over the week with their dismissal of previous incumbent here, Josh...


New broom La Russa continues to sweep clean


The departure of J.J. Putz seems to suggest the Diamondbacks, under new CBO Tony La Russa, are building for the future more than this season. Who might be next to pack their bags?

J.J. Putz: A remembrance


J.J. Putz had been a fixture with the Diamondbacks since he signed in December 2010. So, today's news that he has been DFA'd marks the end of an era. Here's a look back at the man, the myth and the...

The Diamondbacks History in All-Star Balloting


Goldschmidt currently leads the National League voting to start at first-base. If that holds, he'll be the first Diamondbacks elected to start since 2001, and the first to win his position since...

Paul Goldschmidt and catcher interference


On Thursday night in Houston, Paul Goldschmidt reached base on catcher interference for the fourth time this season. Seems like a bit of a minor epidemic.

Cody Ross: $9.5 million platoon guy?


After the surprising move to send Trevor Cahill down to the minors to get himself sorted out, we're wondering who might be next. Could it be Cody Ross?

The longest home-runs in Chase Field history


We won't forget Paul Goldschmidt's momentous blast in the late innings of Wednesday's blowout win over the Padres in a hurry. But you might be surprised to learn, it barely scrapes into the top 10...

Thoughts on Josh Collmenter's Imperfecto


Last night, Josh Collmenter became the second Diamondbacks to face the minimum 27 batters. It wasn't a perfect game, as he allowed three hits. It was, however, pretty cool.

The mirage of the "proven closer"


We're off to breakfast and Godzilla today, so the Fantasy Baseball update will arrive at some point later, probably this evening. In the meantime, here's a piece on the wisdom (or otherwise) of...

The Road to 42


While as a fan it is always meaningful to remain optimistic about our team, I think it also behooves us to plan for next year and beyond. This post presents my own personal views on how this plan...

Off-day open mediocrity thread


So, with the Diamondbacks going 3-3 since our last off-day, was the past week half-empty or half-full?


Breaking Down A Swing - Chris Owings

In this series I hope to walk you through some of the mechanical inclinations of a batter and discuss some of the strengths and weaknesses of the players swing from the perspective of a guy who...

The Declining Diamondbacks Defense


One of the issues for the Diamondbacks in 2014 has been a sharp drop-off in the overall quality of their fielding. What was a strength in 2013, has been much less so this year, and even a...

When do managers get replaced?


June 27. If Kirk Gibson is to be replaced as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks this year, history says that is the most likely date. Of course, it might not be that long...

Off-day open firestorm thread


The last one of these was April 17. Since then, the D-backs have more than doubled their win total! Of course, they've also gone 5-9 over that time, and still own one of the worst starts by an NL...


Breaking Down A Swing - Aaron Hill

In this series I hope to walk you through some of the mechanical inclinations of a batter and discuss some of the strengths and weaknesses of the players swing from the perspective of a guy who...

Josh Collmenter heading back to the rotation?


In last night's game, Josh Collmenter tied a team record with a four-inning save. It seems he is being groomed for a return to the rotation - but who will he replace, and how will Josh do, going...

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