"We didn't play very well those first two games, but we came out and played better, and that's what we wanted to do. If you play consistently like that, you're going to win games." - Paul Goldschmidt
"Yasmany had a great game. He's showing that moving him from third base to outfield still." - Derrick Hall
Diamondbacks-Giants Preview - It's been over seven years since the San Francisco Giants lost six straight at home.
Pit Preview - Aaahhh, the Naha stone was heavy. It could not be moved. Many tried. Many failed. Yet their quests were worthy of legend. The legend told us that the man who moves the Naha Stone will unite the Hawaiian Islands. Negative comments about his bloodline created doubt in King Kamehameha's mind. Doubt can be like having a strange face, it only matters if you let it. He ignored his doubt.
Mets and Diamondbacks Clash for Ugliest Uniform of 2015 (I looked and saw no statistics to back up their argument) - If you caught the Mets' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on June 4, you saw Matt Harvey return to the win column for New York, Paul Goldschmidt hit one of his trademark bombs, and Jeurys Familia look sharp in a five-out save. Otherwise, it was your average summer tilt between two teams with no high stakes on the line — that is, unless there is a trophy for ugliest uniform of the 2015 MLB season.
Evaluating the 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks Draft - The 2015 Draft was a big one of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Not only did they have the number one overall pick but it was also the first draft run by the brain trust led by Tony LaRussa and Dave Stewart. As usual, not every player will work out, some will make it to Arizona and others will be traded before they reach Double A ball. My colleague Guillermo Salcido did an excellent job introducing us to each and every newest member of the D'back organization. Today, I will offer some thoughts as to what perhaps LaRussa and company were thinking as well as two guys whose numbers jumped off the pages for me.
5 Arizona Diamondbacks Who Must Be Dealt Before the 2015 Trade Deadline - After posting an MLB-worst record of 64-98 a season ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks have shown some signs of improvement in 2015, but they still find themselves sitting in the cellar of the NL West at 27-32. The D'Backs have already moved one really big piece in Mark Trumbo, and here are five other players who may stir up some interest by the time Jul. 31 rolls around.
Diamondbacks C Jordan Pacheco clears waivers after DFA - Diamondbacks catcher Jordan Pacheco has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A. Pacheco was desginated for assignment last week to make room for Jake Lamb, who returned from the disabled list.
Yasmany Tomas proving beneficial on the field and off during D-backs' tough stretch - It doesn't take an expert to notice the Arizona Diamondbacks are going through a little bit of a rough patch.
D-backs manager Hale seeks more production behind Goldschmidt (I'll file this under "Obvious Things Said By Managers") - After Wednesday's loss in Los Angeles, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale acknowledged that the team needs more production out of the cleanup spot behind Paul Goldschmidt. Per The Arizona Republic: