Diamondbacks Features

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 back to his original role as a starter?

Paul Goldschmidt's hitting streak, by the numbers

The second-longest hitting streak in team history came to an end yesterday. Here's a look at how it was put together, and where it stands in the record books.

What happened to other teams who started 1-5?

"It's a long season," is one of the truest of cliches. But there's no doubt, starting the season by losing five of your first six makes the task of qualifying for the post-season even harder. What happened to previous teams to begin the way we have?

Sports In Sydney: An American Impression

I flew 15 hours to see a bunch of Australian dudes tackle each other for 80 minutes. Also: baseball.

10 reasons for Diamondbacks pessimism in 2014

If yesterday was sunshine and lollipops, today is the barbed-wire and lemon juice version of the season about to begin. All the gloom! 100% of your recommended daily intake of skepticism! Crank up the Joy Division and the Leonard Cohen!

10 reasons for Diamondbacks hope in 2014

Why the Diamondbacks are going to win the National League West in 2014. Yes, this thread is going to contain only sunshine and lollipops. No negativity will be permitted, even in the comments [Pessimists, you get your day tomorrow...]

Watching Major League Baseball in Sydney

A baseball fan traveled to Sydney to see Opening Day between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. Here is his story. [This piece originally appeared on Athletics Nation]

The opening series: a hysterical overreaction

Two games in? Seems about the right time to engage in ridiculous extrapolation, laughably small sample sizes and knee jerk hyperbole, as we look back to see what we learned from the series in Australia.

More questions than answers, part 1

When pitchers and catches reported, most of the D-backs roster looked fairly well-settled, with just a couple of spots to be decided. With the first game 10 days away, are we only closer to resolving these issues? Well... About that...

2014 Diamondbacks Expectations: Chris Owings

Owings needs to improve on patience and defense to become the Dbacks shortstop of the future. Will he do it?


Trends: Spring Training Edition

We're about half way through spring training - well, the pre-Australia chunk, anyway - so let's take a look and see who has come sprinting out of the blocks, and who's still lacing up their shoes.

Three big D-backs storylines heading into spring

The Arizona Diamondbacks the they head into spring with a number of different storylines. So, as they get ready to take the field for the first time, let's take a look at a couple of them.


D-backs Photo Day 2014

Yesterday saw the annual routine which is D-backs photograph day, where the media stocks up on head- and action shots of all the players and coaches. A chance for some to show how photogenic they are - others... Not so much!

J.J. Putz, the human glacier

If you're looking for a good time to hit the restrooms at Chase, you might want to hold off until J.J. Putz enters the game. Because you can probably head up there, take care of business and get back to your seat without missing much.

The problems with the Diamondbacks off-season

Yesterday, in his debut post, DeadmanG put the case that "Arizona should not worry about the young talent no longer with them." Today, I look at the same trades, and come to a different conclusion.

Have The Dbacks Traded Away Too Much Young Talent?

While the Dbacks got notable players like Mark Trumbo, and Addison Reed this winter, did they trade away to much young talent to get them?

The domino effect of signing Bronson Arroyo

Signing Bronson Arroyo means Randall Delgado gets moved out of the rotation. But, hang on - turns out, it's not quite as simple as that. Delgado is far from the only player likely affected by the new arrival.

Will Bronson make AZ look a right Charlie?

The D-backs didn't get their ace, but they did get someone with a long track record of reliability. Let's look at what Arroyo might bring to the team going forward.

#DHallChat: The unanswered questions

Brave is the sports team president who takes on an open Q+A on Twitter. That would be Derrick Hall this afternoon. But what of the questions he didn't quite get to?

Spring Questions, #1: Shortstop selection

Some aspects of the Diamondbacks' team for 2014 already seem settled. Others, not so much. As we head toward spring training, with the first arrivals next week, let's take a look at some of the questions to be answered during Cactus League play.

2014 Diamondbacks projections

shoewizard put together a table combining the ZIPS, Oliver and Steamer projections for our offense this year. Here are the numbers it spat out for the 2014 hitters.

2013 AZ SnakePit Awards: Most Valuable Player

Though I'm tempted to call this "Most Foregone Conclusion" and have done with it. :) Probably the more interesting question is, who'll come runner-up? So I'm not just doing a straight poll this time.

Platooning the 2014 D-backs

Last year, the Diamondbacks were about in the middle of the pack for getting the platoon advantage. Should they try and do better in 2014?

Trading J.J. Putz?

With Addison Reed in the Diamondbacks bullpen, it has been suggested the team may now deal last year's Opening Day closer J.J. Putz.


My 10 Bold Predictions for the 2014 Diamondbacks

I figure on the first day of the year, it's time to give my 10 Dbacks predictions for 2014.

The Diamondbacks 2013: In memoriam

The year is virtually in the books - where does the time go? The season itself may have been largely forgettable, with another 81-win total. But when you look back at 2013 in a few years, what will stick in your mind? Here are my picks.

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