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Marc Fournier

  • joined Apr 18, 2009
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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Richie and Robby Rowland

Kind of a neat little news piece on the Rowland brothers playing together in Missoula.

Arbitration Alert

LaRoche and Heilman have been offered arbitration. I wasn't expecting either of them to get an offer, so it'll be interesting to see what happens next.

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Extending Playoffs Poll: Do you want more teams?

Recently, Bud Selig has openly stated that he is interested in expanding the playoffs to include two additional wild-card teams. If it had been enacted this year, for example, you would have seen a...

Diamondbacks 1, Giants 3: Baseball Disappointment 101

The D-backs were given a surplus of opportunities to regain the lead, but could not succeed. Despite having a runner reach base in every inning, and men in scoring position in four of those innings, the D-backs stranded eleven and scored only once.

Sickels checks out Borchering and Davidson

Even if you're not keen on John Sickels, he gives us some nice background on the two players along with some decent input.

Diamondbacks 3, Reds 1: That's Our Hero Shot

Knowing that only he could be the one to derail the slump, Dan Hudson took on the challenge and shined on once again to the tune of a 3-1 victory.

Diamondbacks 7, Padres 4: It's Raining... Wins

The D-Backs finish August with a 16-13 record on the heels of another victory. With another solid outing by Ian Kennedy and yet again plenty of run support, the Diamondbacks rolled to a 7-4 victory over San Diego.

Diamondbacks 2, Reds 6: Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

The D-backs took an early lead but the Reds muscled their way back and eventually held on for what suddenly became a one-sided victory.

2010 Draft: Who Signed What?

A complete chart of signed players from the 2010 draft for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Bobby Abreu never saw it coming.

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Bobby Abreu never saw it coming.

Diamondbacks 6, Nationals 1: Collin Balester Gives Mark Week the Middle Finger

The D-Backs offense flexed some muscle and did all the right things to secure a win this evening. Unfortunately, that didn't sit well with the likes of Collin Balester. During a week of celebration and bowing down to Mark Reynolds, we have to take a small step back and hope that he's healthy after being hit in the head with a 95 mph fastball.

PTBNL in Haren deal is assumed to be Tyler Skaggs

From Kevin Goldstein over at Baseball Prospectus, "Tyler Skaggs, SP taken 40th overall: "I saw his second start of the year and he was very good. His fastball right now is average to fringe-plus, and he's a classic projection. You can't imagine a more projectable guy: He's long, he's loose, he's got good arm action and he's going to fill out and throw harder. He'll bump the fastball into the low-90s here and there. He's got a lot more command and control than most teenage-arms. Right now he's pretty good, and he's going to get better. The slider, which is really good, will get better. He only threw a couple changeups when I saw him throw and it wasn't a very good pitch, but 95 percent of kids coming out of high school don't have a changeup. It's obviously going to work.When you talk about projection, that's the guy you'd take a photo of." --KG"

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The Boards of Summer

Thought I'd share this with everyone. Play-by-play in 1924 was... different.   "As the scores came in via steampunk internet (a.k.a. the telegraph) five guys playing Oz would pull the wires...

Diamondbacks 3, Red Sox 6: The Class Rendition! (or the worst recap ever)

Record: 26-39. Pace: 63-99. Change on last year: -1. Change on 2004: 0   The D-Backs lost but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun with it, right? Right? I don't really know what's going...

Diamondbacks 0, Dodgers 1: If I did have a tumor, I'd call it Juan

Dan Haren threw a career high 126 pitches over 8 shutout innings. Unfortunately, it didn't matter. The offense only managed four hits - six base runners total - and Juan Gutierrez voided any chance of a win by allowing a walkoff homerun to Matt Kemp in the 10th inning.

Diamondbacks 0, Marlins 8: Saul of the Bullpen

Saul Rivera allowed five runs in the 6th inning and the D-Backs offense was no where to be found. Move along folks, there's nothing to be seen here.

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Now what?

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Promoting this to the front page and adding my responses to the first comment.  I thought these questions were important and are issues that I think are being mis-reported on by...

Diamondbacks 2, Astros 4: Did Everything Just Taste Purple for a Second?

The Diamondbacks were making a fine effort to complete their first series sweep of the season, but it was the bullpen once again that blew the game in the ninth inning. Despite a great start by Rodrigo Lopez, the Diamondbacks couldn't muster enough offense and Carlos Lee took it upon himself to end Houston's losing streak. The Astros snap their eight game skid, Carlos Lee gets his first homerun of the season

Diamondbacks 9, Cardinals 7 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Diamondbacks

If you wouldn't believe me if I told you that Dan Haren was perfect at the plate going 4-4 with a RBI, then you would probably have an even more difficult time believing me If I told you that the bullpen recorded a hold, a save, and pitched three hit-less innings.

Denard Span hits his own mother with foul ball

A story about friendly fire in baseball. Don't worry though, it has a happy ending.

Uptown

Eat your heart out Mannyville.

Edwin Jackson's arbitration progress still in the mud

Steve Gilbert reports that no progress has been made toward reaching an agreement. The hearing is scheduled for February 17th but you can bet Josh Byrnes will continue a push to avoid it. The D-Backs haven't required a hearing since Byrnes took over as general manager in 2005.

Mark McGwire admits steroid use

He refused to discuss it under oath but is now coming clean. The silver lining of the story, it's sort of refreshing to see even the slightest of honesty in this teeming pool of lies that we call the steroid era. [Edit by Jim] This quote from Tim Brown in Yahoo! was posted in the comments section by unnameddbacksfan, but really deserves to be part of the main story. Since we’re all in the mood for looking back, let’s consider this, Mark: You were the steroid era. Still are. You and every guy who made the same terrible, weak decisions, over and over. We’ve become so comfortable blaming Bud Selig and Don Fehr, we forget the real villains in this. They’re McGwire, Canseco, A-Rod, Palmeiro, Bonds, every man in the Mitchell Report, every player who put a needle in his body and made the next player choose between that and pumping gas for a living, everyone too cowardly to compete straight up.

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Brian Walker

I'm not sure how many of you guys already know this but your AA catcher Brian Walker is the notorious faker from this classic video. Pretty neat. That being said, and with me having no knowledge at...

Jeff Bailey Is In

Looks like a Josh Whitesell replacement.

Meet your newest Diamondback: Rodrigo Lopez

Though not quite yet a Diamondback, Rodrigo Lopez is the newest addition to the team. He sports a career 4.82 ERA with four (five if you count Atlanta - which he only had three minor league starts with) different clubs. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2007 that caused him to miss nearly all of 2008. The once nearly rookie of the year in 2002 is somewhat of a fly ball pitcher which makes us cringe just a little. He'll be another candidate for the back-end of the rotation. Here's the bio: http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/548/Rodrigo_Lopez

Offseason Outlook

Tim Dierkes of MLBTR examines what the D-Backs are looking at this offseason. Do we non-tender Jackson and sign a new left fielder? Do we exercise Webb's option? Could we sign John Lackey? All of these are vaguely covered. That being said... "We seem to say this annually about the Diamondbacks, but with the right free agents and few more young hitters maturing, they can compete." Here's to another exciting offseason!

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 5: The Eighth Inning

The Diamondbacks got to Chad Billingsley early, scoring three times in the first two innings but it was the eighth inning that did the D'Backs in again. A very impressive game by Billy Buckner was wasted and the team has now lost six consecutive games to fellow West rivals Colorado and Los Angeles.

Tony Abreu heading to AZ?

Steve Gilbert relays the speculation that Tony Abreu is the PTBNL in the Jon Garland trade. Nick Capur is also suggesting that Abreu makes the most sense.

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