Hello Diamondbackers. today Arizona drafted David Narodowski, a shortstop out of the University of Kansas, in the 15th round. I have been covering Jayhawk baseball at Rock Chalk Talk for the last three years. I've linked a profile of Nardo above. He's a very good prospect. We'll miss him quite a bit here in Lawrence should he leave.
"Baseball movie coming to Phoenix for a few days at end of month. Looking to hire background performers who have baseball experience. Casting men to be Ball Players at Spring Training. Casting guys who have been or are coaches, trainers and Umpires. Please send photos, contact numbers, and list experience you have with baseball to MONEYBALLCASTING@gmail.com. Compensation: 75.00 to 100.00 a day"
Nice piece by Tim Brown on just how disliked Randy Johnson is in the AZ locker room, and why.
What it says on the tin, the Orioles are being courted to be the third tenent for a new Tucson facility designed to keep the Diamondbacks and Rockies in the area. The Orioles aren't strangers to Arizona, having trained in Yuma starting in the 1950's.
I just found this on MLB Trade Rumors and thought the little bit of incite into Justin Upton was nice and quite refreshing. I read an interview with some draft guy a couple days ago (I think it's on Lookout Landing somewhere) where the answers were so generic it made my head hurt. Nice to know that Upton seems like a nice and articulate kid (Not that he isn't the same age as me or anything.) And that he might not mind staying with Arizona for a while, even if its just talk.
Conor Jackson is set to be on ABC's soap opera General Hospital. Guess CoJack is following in his dad's footsteps.
Well, isn't this nice. First a story on Justin Upton the superstar, and now a piece on Daniel Schlereth the closer. It's like some sportswriters actually follow the Dbacks!
"This is about the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team that ought to be challenging the Dodgers for first place in the National League West rather than sinking toward last place... The Diamondbacks kept their core intact, confident the team had been built to last. This team might be built for last place, and soon rebuilt." Ouch. Harsh? You decide...
A little piece over at Fangraphs yesterday about our superstar in training, Justin Upton.