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Quotes, No Faksies

"I really can't comment, but it's going to be a good player and we're going to be very happy with it, I promise you." - Arizona Diamondbacks Scouting Director Deric Ladnier

"Not very good obviously. Any time you're giving up balls out of the park you're not doing a very good job. I haven't been doing a good job of controlling counts and getting ahead and making them hit my pitch." - Josh Collmenter on his start

"My heart's racing -- just overwhelmed with excitement." - David Hernandez on being back with the big club

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Yesterdays Brew-ha-ha

Mets back deGrom with 4 homers in 6-3 win over Diamondbacks - Curtis Granderson hit the ball over the wall twice, Jacob deGrom kept it down after elevating in the first inning and the New York Mets had the type of game they hope to have more consistently.

Recap

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DBacks News

Diamondbacks remain mum on top pick in MLB draft - Deric Ladnier wasn't about to tip his hand, but the Diamondbacks scouting director said the club has settled on whom it would select with the No. 1 overall pick in the amateur draft, which gets underway at 4 p.m. Monday.

Collmenter still struggling to keep ball in park - The D-backs have had trouble with their starters not being able to get deep into games as of late, many of them exiting before completing six innings.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez: 'I feel like I'm a part of the team again' - Arizona Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez proclaimed an end to a long, 14-plus-month journey from Tommy John surgery.

Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen throws first pitch at Diamondbacks game - n Olympic star threw out the first pitch at Sunday's Diamondbacks game against the New York Mets.

LET'S GET GRAPHIC: STRIKING GOLD - Defensively challenged. Too slow. A small-school prospect who couldn't mash at the highest level. That was the harsh scouting assessment of Paul Goldschmidt heading into the 2009 MLB draft, which dropped the Texas State slugger to the eighth round despite his earning two Southland Conference Hitter of the Year awards and All American honors. Those same scouting doubts also prevented him from cracking any major top 100 prospect lists in the minors, despite posting an OPS north of one thousand.

We Lost the Trade - The addition of Mark Trumbo isn't going to put the Mariners over the top, but is the latest in a line of (typically good) Jack Zduriencik deals.

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Other News

Baseball: Catching up with a decade's worth of No. 1 picks

MLB draft preview: With no first-round pick, Nats will wait on impact talent

Draft arrives as future stars set to make mark

Shortstops remain headliners of latest mock draft

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Fake Quote

"I don't think it's the real thing." - Cindy Crawford