The joys of the Diamondbacks
Goldy and Greinke Gold Glove Getters
The two Diamondback nominees won their Gold Gloves tonight
2014 AZ SnakePit Awards, MVP: Paul Goldschmidt
The ballots have been counted, and despite missing two months of the season, Paul Goldschmidt did more than enough to cruise to a comfortable victory as this season's MVP for the Diamondbacks.
2014 Pitcher of the Year: Josh Collmenter
Not bad, considering Collmenter didn't even make the Opening Day rotation.
2014 Diamondbacks Unsung Hero: Evan Marshall
"Sing we the praises of the great reliever, tell forth the mighty wonders of his story."
2014 D-backs Rookie of the Year: David Peralta
In the closest battle so far, David Peralta just edged out Ender Inciarte and will take home his second 'Pittie Award of the year. Well, he would if there was any actual physical trophy.
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Randy Johnson elected to 2015 Hall of Fame
The greatest pitcher in Diamondbacks history is going to Cooperstown this summer. To no-one's surprise, Randy Johnson was overwhelmingly elected to the Hall of Fame today by the BBWAA. Join us, as we celebrate his career with Arizona.
2014 Performance of the Year: Collmenter imperfect
It was a night to remember in May, as Josh Collmenter threw his first career shutout in the majors. And it only took him 27 batters to do it. It's now also the winner of the 2014 'Pittie for Performance of the Year.
2014 Play of the year: David Peralta steals home
The votes are in, and the first 'Pittie Award of the 2014 season goes to David Peralta, for becoming the first D-back in seven years or so to steal home.
How close are the D'backs to being contenders?
After a disastrous 2014 season, can the D'backs really be a contender by this time in 2015?
D-backs name Lamb, Blair Player + Pitcher of Year
The Arizona Diamondbacks named infielder Jake Lamb and right-handed pitcher Aaron Blair the organization’s Player and Pitcher of the Year, as announced by D-backs’ Director, Player Development Mike Bell.
With the #1 pick, the Diamondbacks select...
Now we've locked down the top overall selection for next year's draft, is it too early to look at who we might choose? That's a rhetorical question. Not that the answer will stop us...
Running Up That Hill...
In a year when our team ERA has increased, our team OPS dropped, and our defense markedly declined, there is one area of the game where the 2014 Diamondbacks have been significantly better - on the basepaths.
Why I still watch the Diamondbacks
Yeah, 2014 pretty much sucks. Our playoff chances have been dead in the water since pretty much the end of April, and we can't even claim to be improving, having gone 6-18 in our last 24 games at the time of writing. So, why am I still here?
The long road back for Daniel Hudson
How long has Danial Hudson been away? So long, he had his first Tommy John surgery before it was cool... After two such surgeries and over 26 months, Hudson finally made it back to pitching in the majors. Let's look back over the highs and lows.
The Revival of Trevor Cahill
Since his return from the minors, Cahill has had a much-improved ERA of 3.20, compared to 5.66 when he accepted his assignment. How did we get here, what has changed, and will it continue?
Chase What Matters, Mr. Anderson
Continuing our occasional series covering good things about the 2014 Diamondbacks, we turn to the rotation, where pitcher Chase Anderson, has come out of nowhere to put up the best ERA of any starter for Arizona this year.
The irresistible rise of David Peralta
In the first of what will hopefully be a series explicitly highlighting positives about the 2014 Diamondbacks, we look at the remarkable career resurrection of David Peralta. Your regularly scheduled "24/7 bitch fest" will resume shortly. :)
An Open Letter to Greg Hansen
A measured response to Arizona Daily Star sports journalist Greg Hansen's editorial dated July 28, 2014.
Miguel Montero named to NL All-Star Team
National League All-Star manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero will replace Yadier Molina of the Cardinals on the NL roster.
Goldschmidt elected starting 1B for NL All-Stars
Paul Goldschmidt has been elected to start at first-base for the National League in the All-Star Game in Minneapolis later this month.
D-backs Announce Program for "Goldy's Fund 4 Kids"
The Arizona Diamondbacks and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt have teamed up to launch a "Bleacher Creature" program that will raise money to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital through Paul Goldschmidt’s new fund, Goldy’s Fund 4 Kids.