It Happened Last Night
The Diamondbacks had a rough go of things, both on the mound and at the dish on Tuesday night at Salt River Field.
The Diamondbacks in the News
Dave Cameron from Fangraphs takes a look at the Arizona Diamondbacks and how they have spent the majority of the offseason bucking the "industry consensus" with nearly every decision.
While the campaign to transform Peter O'Brien into a big league catcher has certainly not come to an end, the Arizona Diamondbacks now seem to be at least mulling the possibility that it just might never happen.
It's the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks. It's control-issue pitchers. It's outspoken Jimmy Rollins. Are you not entertained?
Corbin, Hernandez Throw First Bullpen Sessions
Making their way back from Tommy John surgery, two of the team's better pitchers took a major first step towards rejoining the team later this season.
While Chip Hale still thinks Chris Owings is the more complete short stop, defensive phenom Nick Ahmed is doing everything he can to change minds and to make sending him back to Reno a difficult decision.
It has taken a while for Addison Reed to take the mound this spring, but the Diamondbacks' incumbent closer was pleased with the outing.
Now that he has been named as part of the team's starting rotation to open the season, the Diamondbacks are challenging their newly-acquired, hard-throwing, right-hander to find some more consistency on the mound in order to bring his walks down.
Will he play third? Will he play in left? Will he play for Reno? With less than two weeks left before Opening Day, the Diamondbacks are still trying to figure out what to do with Yasmany Tomás.
Despite having no position for him to play and the fact that there is a good chance he will need Tommy John surgery, the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed highly-touted Cuban prospect, Hector Olivera, to a six-year $62.5MM contract.
While no one is winning an Oscar for these performances, I can still appreciate the homage to the great movie that is The Sandlot.