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Towards 2014

Discussing the changes as the D-backs build their roster towards the 2014 campaign.

Rowland-Smith, Owings, Campana, Gosewisch make it

After today's exhibition game at Chase Field, Kirk Gibson confirmed the 25-man roster. Some of the choices were as expected. Others, not so much...

Spring Training: The Losers

Every year as our favorite players return to action in Spring Training, some will succeed and some will struggle and get us all worked up over nothing like Martin Prado's .517 OPS last year. Here's the D-backs Spring Training Losers.

Spring Training: The winners

Yeah, we know. Terrible sample size, in unnatural conditions and in games that don't actually count. Spring training stats are meaningless. But do you really think that's going to stop us?

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David Hernandez likely out for 2014

It looks like the UCL may have bitten the snakes again. There was another injury blow for the D-backs, with the news that David Hernandez will likely also need Tommy John surgery.

10 reasons for Diamondbacks pessimism in 2014

If yesterday was sunshine and lollipops, today is the barbed-wire and lemon juice version of the season about to begin. All the gloom! 100% of your recommended daily intake of skepticism! Crank up the Joy Division and the Leonard Cohen!

Why the Diamondbacks Will Win the Pennant

As part of a network-wide initiative, every MLB site in SB Nation was asked to write a piece on why their team will win the pennant. It's part of a full preview for the Diamondbacks which will be appearing real soon now, so consider this an appetizer

10 reasons for Diamondbacks hope in 2014

Why the Diamondbacks are going to win the National League West in 2014. Yes, this thread is going to contain only sunshine and lollipops. No negativity will be permitted, even in the comments [Pessimists, you get your day tomorrow...]

2014 Diamondbacks Expectations: Mark Trumbo

What can the D-backs' major offseason acquisition do for the squad this year?

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Patrick Corbin tears UCL, has Tommy John

An MRI on Patrick Corbin showed ligament damage in his elbow. He had Tommy John surgery on March 25, and will be out for the entire 2014 season.

2014 NL West Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

Have the Diamondbacks done enough to compete in the National League West this season?

2014 NL West Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

It's probably significant than no-one on the SnakePit staff wanted to write this preview.

NL West 2014 Preview: SF Giants

The Frisco Giants spent 2013 looking up at most of the division, far away from the glory of their 2010 and 2012 championships. Will they get it together in 2014 to taste champagne again?

2014 NL West Preview: San Diego Padres

Today we look at the Padres, who always seem on the edge of contention. Will they jump over it this season?

2014 NL West Preview: Colorado Rockies

We start our four day series of previewing the NL West rivals of the Diamondbacks today with the Rockies. Dan O'Dowd has lasted almost 15 seasons as GM of the Rockies. How? Why?

2014 Diamondbacks Expectations: Martin Prado

Prado bounced back from a poor start in 2013 to finish strong. Can he keep it up a whole season?

2014 Diamondbacks Expectations: A.J. Pollock

A lot of people slept on Pollock and that’s partly why his performance was so surprising but this year it’s going to be a lot different for him.

More questions than answers, part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the position player side. Today, let's look at the questions concerning the pitching staff - including a couple which have arisen since our players first reported to Salt River Fields last month.

2014 Diamondbacks Expectations: Cliff Pennington

It's not often a utility backup is more certain of his roster spot than the starter. But welcome to the weird world inhabited by Cliff Pennington.

More questions than answers, part 1

When pitchers and catches reported, most of the D-backs roster looked fairly well-settled, with just a couple of spots to be decided. With the first game 10 days away, are we only closer to resolving these issues? Well... About that...

D-backs officially sign Perez on 2-year deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez on a 2-year contract, according to D-backs Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers.

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The Perez Signing in Light of the Kennedy Trade

I was away from my computer most of the weekend and I came back to read the Oliver Perez thread. Man, am I disappointed in reading a lot of those comments.

Trends: Spring Training Edition

We're about half way through spring training - well, the pre-Australia chunk, anyway - so let's take a look and see who has come sprinting out of the blocks, and who's still lacing up their shoes.

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2014 Diamondbacks: ZIPS Total Team Projection

Whenever Fangraphs comes out with their ZiPS projections, I believe it's a good baseline for player production, but how does it translate to overall team projection?

Diamondbacks Offseason: Maybe?

Was the offseason of the Arizona Diamondbacks good or bad? The answer, in my mind: it might have been good, but it could also have been pretty bad. I mean... yeah, I dunno.

The domino effect of signing Bronson Arroyo

Signing Bronson Arroyo means Randall Delgado gets moved out of the rotation. But, hang on - turns out, it's not quite as simple as that. Delgado is far from the only player likely affected by the new arrival.

D-backs Non-Rosters: 2014 viewer's guide, part 4

We complete our look at the non-roster invitees for the Diamondbacks this spring, with the infielders outside the 40-man who'll be showing up to Salt River Fields, any day now...

SnakeTweets: FanFest edition

I wasn't able to get to FanFest this year, since I was working. But turns out, the Twitter provided a perfectly acceptable way to experience the event vicariously...

Will Bronson make AZ look a right Charlie?

The D-backs didn't get their ace, but they did get someone with a long track record of reliability. Let's look at what Arroyo might bring to the team going forward.

First! Pitchers and catchers report today!

Perhaps the best thing about opening the season in Australia, is that the off-season is a week shorter for us.. Woo-hoo!

Thoughts on the extensions of Towers and Gibson

So, no "lame duck" GM and manager for the 2014 season, with both Kevin Towers and Kirk Gibson being extended. For how long and how much, we don't know.

Diamondbacks Spring Questions, #3: Closing Time

As spring training approaches, we have two established closers in the bullpen. Which one will get the lion's share of the save opportunities in 2014, J.J. Putz or Addison Reed?

D-backs Non-Rosters: 2014 viewer's guide, part 3

Woo! The NFL season is finally over - time for baseball! So let's get on with our look at the players outside the 40-man roster who'll be reporting to Salt River real soon now. This time, we cover the Diamondbacks' non-roster catchers and outfielders