If you've been putting it off, this is your reminder to go do your taxes. I mean, between the Leap Year and the weekend, you're already three days later than you'd normally have to be. Stop procrastinating on it.
- [Dbacks.com] D-backs homer thrice as Saunders trips Bucs - Well, small sample size, but so far Joe Saunders has really made the DBacks look smart for re-signing him this off-season.
- [FS Arizona] D-backs' Young 'not missing' amid red-hot start - Chris Young says he's better at relaxing at the plate this year. If that's what is causing this start for him, then let's get a masseuse between innings for him.
- [AZ Central] Arizona Diamondbacks open homestand with big win over Pittsburgh Pirates - On the other hand, Erik Bedard's 0-3 record really doesn't match up with his 2.65 ERA.
- [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] Relief pitching falters, Pirates lose to Diamondbacks, 5-1 - I mean, I'd think the lack of offense from the Pirates should get the blame here.
- [DBacks.com] Drew impresses in pregame workout - No really news about when Drew might be back, but it all sounds positive, so I just keep assuming mid-May unless we hear otherwise.
- [The Pendulum] Baseball’s best team that nobody knows about - Judging by how I'm seeing more noise about the team lately, they're not as anonymous as they once were.
- [AZ Central] Nick Piecoro - 1st-inning leads & CY; the 5th starter; farm report; & other stuff - The Diamondbacks have done pretty well in the early innings, and while we complain about Willie Bloomquist, he has gone 4 for 5 with a walk in the first inning when he leads off this year.
- [Modern Times] Chris Young Is Early Hero For D-backs - Wait, the Dodgers are the "feel good" story of 2012? Really? Really?
- [DBacks Venom] Diamondbacks Recap After the First 10 Games - A quick review of what we've seen in the first 1/16th of the season.
- [Rum Bunter] Success of Diamondbacks Coaching Staff Makes Me Wonder What If - That is a pretty interesting coaching staff for the Diamondbacks, and they certainly get results.
- [SI.com] With more pitchers breaking down, time to rethink modern bullpen - I doubt it'll happen. There's too much money to be lost for the players. But these two stats surprised me: first, that 20 of the 30 opening day closers from last season are no longer closing for the same team, and that injuries cost teams $487 million dollars last season.
- [Big League Stew] The Red Sox and Yankees will wear these throwback hats for Fenway’s 100th birthday party - Okay, I'm as tired of the Yankees and Red Sox as anyone, but I do love me some throwbacks. Even if they aren't terribly exciting.
- [Ultimate Astros] Experts say Astrodome demolition price tag seems high - $78 million, including $10 million for asbestos removal. Also the idea that Houston still owes almost $30 million on a stadium that was opened in 1965 and hasn't been used since 2009 is pretty depressing. Every politician arguing for a new stadium in their municipality should have to read that fact to their constituents and then defend the new stadium.
- [Baseball Nation] Could The Mets Keep Surprising Us? - The Mets have been bumbling along for the past few years. Could this be the time they finally get some headlines that aren't related to Bernie Madoff?
- [FanGraphs] Estimating a Buster Posey Contract Extension - The Giants are apparently in a rush to extend their young players- what might Posey get?