"They said they had talked about bringing somebody in up above. He had floated a couple names to me and with a couple, I said 'if that's the case, count me out, I don't want to be here.'"
"I certainly don't want to be a pseudo-GM," he said. "The front office role will be new to him and I'm hoping I can help him too, like the daily calendar and what's important in June and July".
"They made a great play there in the 12th inning on Parra. Jay made a great play on Parra's ball then the last play of the game we were unable to make a play and stop them from scoring."
The Diamondbacks finally pushed their first runs of the series across the plate when Gerardo Parra hit a two-run shot in the eighth inning to lift the Diamondbacks to a 2-1 lead. Brad Ziegler was brought on for the bottom half of the inning, but was unable to prevent the Cardinals from tying things up. The Cardinals eventually won the game in the 12th on a bases-loaded, nobody out error by Chris Owings in an attempt to get the winning run out at the plate.
The Diamondbacks spoke candidly on the Doug and Wolf Show about the hiring of Tony LaRussa. (Audio link to the interview can be found here.)
John Griffin tied the Southern League record hitting four home runs in a single game on Wednesday night. He became the first hitter to do so in the Southern League since George Kalafatis in 1969.
Top Diamondbacks' prospect Archie Bradley worked on his throwing and then gave a post-workout interview at Salt River Field during which he discussed Duncan's comments about him and his hopes for his future with the team.
Cubs owner, Tome Ricketts has resubmitted the original renovation plan for Wrigley Field and is now preparing to go to court to see it approved.
You know something is amiss when lawyers are getting involved with public statements about a player's physical condition. The Marlins' Fernandez and his lawyer have both spoken out about the events leading up to and immediately following the young phenom's UCL surgery. While both acknowledge something was wrong before his final game, they aren't giving the same story. In both cases though, it would seem Fernandez took the mound in San Diego knowing he was hurt.
The Minnesota catcher had an ITP homer against the Padres on Tuesday night. August Fagerstrom examines the odd play and a few of the other slowest versions over the last ten years - complete with gifs.
Because the gif just doesn't do the play justice.
Arizona really has been spoiled by great center field defense for years.
Slick defense is always fun to watch.