"My body feels great. My swing feels great. Everything is where I'd like it to be. I've had a lot of years where I've done a lot of great things. I think I'll be back at that."
- Aaron Hill
"You know, I think a lot of teams go down this path. You have your cupboards full of talented players in the minor league system and you start to assess how close you are to a championship and you look at those holes and say, 'if we could just get one more starting pitcher,' but the cost is three of those guys that are coming up in the next couple of years.
- Derrick Hall
D-backs, closer Reed agree to one-year deal - dbacks.com
The D-backs have come to terms with reliever Addison Reed on a contract for 2015, thus avoiding arbitration. The one-year deal is valued at $4.875 million plus up to $50,000 in incentives, according to CBSSports.com.
D-backs' prospects can make their mark this spring - dbacks.com
With pitchers and catchers reporting Thursday, we continue our Spring Training preview with a look at some of Arizona's top prospects who will be in camp this spring. This is by no means an exhaustive list and it does not include third baseman Yasmany Tomas and right-hander Yoan Lopez, who were both profiled in the "new faces" installment of this series
Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill looking for bounce-back year - azcentral.com
Aaron Hill has done this before. He's come off down seasons in the major leagues and managed to return to higher levels of production. But if you're looking for the primary reason Hill believes he still has productive years left in him as a big-league second baseman, it's less about that experience and more about how he feels with less than two weeks to go before spring training starts at Salt River Fields.
Arizona Diamondbacks' Hall: The philosophy needed to change - Arizona Sports 620
The Arizona Diamondbacks have made some mistakes over the last few seasons.Otherwise how else would a team go from winning 94 games and the NL West in 2011 to winning 64 games and finishing with the worst record in all of baseball in 2014?What's worse, is in 2011 the D-backs were not only good, but appeared to be well-positioned to be even better in the coming years due to having a loaded farm system that included some of the best pitching prospects in baseball. Things didn't go according to plan.
Diamondbacks Interested in Cuban Pitcher Yadier Alvarez - VenomStrikes.com
The Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in yet another Cuban player, this time flame thrower Yadier Alvarez according to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Sources: MLB could alter strike zone as response to declining offense - YahooSports.com
Major League Baseball is considering altering the textbook definition of the strike zone for the first time in nearly two decades, fearful that the proliferation of the low strike has sapped too much offense from the game, league sources told Yahoo Sports.