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Piniero 2, Arizona 1: So long and thanks for all the (bat) flips.

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A recap of Felipe Lopez's final hurrah in an Arizona jersey.

Diamondbacks 2, Mariners 3: Are you kidding me?!?

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A recap of the Arizona Diamondbacks increasingly embarrassing efforts at competing as a Major League Baseball team.

Diamondbacks 2, A's 6: Normalcy's Return.

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A brief recap of the May 24 Oakland-Arizona game and some poseur existential waxing about the state of the Diamondbacks.

Diamondbacks 5, Giants 4: Very Thin Ice

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The Arizona Diamondbacks avoid being swept by the San Francisco Giants in a marathon game at Chase Field.

Troy Aikman partners with new Padres CEO Moorad

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So what tact should we take during the Padres' first visit to Chase Field? Should there be some big "FU Moorad" and "Traitor Jeff" signs? Or perhaps we should go for subtlety and unfurl a big "Thanks for the memories, Jeff" sign with pictures of Russ Ortiz, Shawn Green and Carlos Quentin as a border. Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Piecoro: Hudson to the Dodgers

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The Diamondbacks will probably be torn on this news. On the one hand, he’s going to a division rival. On the other, they’re getting a premium draft pick from the Dodgers (No. 17 overall). Still no word on years or compensation.

Torre says Juan Pierre will go to center

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For those wondering how the ManRam trade will influence our chances of winning the pennant, this about says it all. This had the potential to big help for the Dodgers' offense as they could relegate both of their outfield sink holes to the bench. Now instead of going with Manny (140 OPS+ this season, 154 career), Kemp (110, 110), and Ethier (100, 106), they will instead toss Pierre's 69 OPS+ (75 last year) into the mix at a position that they had already deemed him to be a defensive liability. In short, they had a chance to a replace a player in Juan Pierre that's created 35 runs this season (not counting base running, which is admittedly a plus) with a player in Ramirez that had created 76 runs with the bat. Instead, they've chosen to replace, Ethier, the hitter that has created 55 runs this season. Players may come and go, but the biggest obstacle towards the Dodgers winning this division remains themselves.

D-Backs' draft pick Schlereth appears injured

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Daniel Schlereth and the Diamondbacks received a potentially devastating blow when Schlereth was forced to cease his warm-ups with an apparent injury Friday in University of Arizona’s NCAA super regional at Miami. Schlereth, the D-Backs’ first-round pick in the 2008 draft Thursday, threw one pitch in the bullpen during the sixth inning before he stopped throwing. ESPN cameras later showed Schlereth, a left-hander, icing his left arm. Schlereth underwent Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his left elbow in 2004, when he was injured in the final game of his freshman year. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

Japanese-American Baseball in Arizona - Chandler Library Talk

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For any East Valley residents with flexible lunch-time work schedules, this talk looks interesting. Bill Stapes, Chandler resident and baseball history enthusiast June 24, 2008 11:30-12:30 Chandler Public Library, 22 S. Delaware St. City Council Chambers Come and learn about this interesting time when the "boys of summer" played behind barbed wire fences in Japanese interment camps in the desert south of Chandler. Bill Stapes, Chandler resident and baseball history enthusiast will speak.

WSJ: Baseball Analyst Draws Fans by Crunching Election Numbers

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For six years, Nate Silver has used statistics and formulas to project baseball players’ performances before the season has begun. Now he’s gaining wide attention by applying similar statistical techniques to the presidential election, by projecting the breakdown of the Electoral College. But is it science?

Diamondbacks 4, Nationals 7: Wee Willie Harris hits one out of town.

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Record: 30-25. Pace: 89-73. Change on last season: -2 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:  That one hurt. In the first two games, we were never really in them, so the defeat was more...

EB22 Bickley interview *audio*

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Courtesy of Piecoro: "We finally got an MRI which I did not, um, had not ever gotten because I kept kind of refusing and I was scared to see what was in there." What a gamer.

Medders clears waiver, remains with Diamondbacks

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Well, that all seems like much ado about nothing now, doesn't it?

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Billy Beane *gasp* and Bullpen Management

I brought up this topic a bit in yesterday's gameday thread, but I just wanted to make another post fleshing the details out a bit when I talk about what the Diamondbacks could learn from their...

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Offensive Consistency and Opposing Pitchers

A few days ago I was wondering if there was a reason for the Diamondbacks' dominance of the NL West that goes above and beyond simply pointing to the weakness of the rest of the division.  One of...

SI: Snakes Alive

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Where the Diamondbacks do show their age, though, is in the clubhouse before games. Upton and Young bump along to YouTube hip-hop videos they watch on a Mac laptop; ace Brandon Webb and reliever Brandon Medders strum acoustic guitar duets as their teammates engage in a game they've christened Frisbee baseball, in which one player flings an Aerobie at another, who tries to hit it with a bat. Players rush in from batting practice to resume heated games of Connect Four. Byrnes vies with Jackson and Reynolds in a daily Jeopardy! contest in the adjacent TV room. The players are so irreverent that last season they huddled around a TV cackling at Jackass: The Movie minutes before the majority of them were to play for the first time at Yankee Stadium. Starting pitcher Micah Owings was spotted flying a kite in the Dodgers Stadium outfield hours before a game two weeks ago.

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Director of Scouting, Tom Allison, on Baseball Prospectus Radio

The Diamondbacks are young and good and seemingly getting better. In charge of keeping that happening is director of scouting Tom Allison, who takes some time between scouting two games to talk...

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Rick HGHankiel

In case anyone was looking for new sign material at this weekend's series."St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel, baseball's feel-good story of the season, received a 12-month supply of human...

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(More) Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul

I know it's not at all DBacks related but I was just listening to Vin Scully's ninth inning call of Sandy Koufax's no-hitter.  Thought that may be something that you people here would get a kick...

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Johnson's historic K

I'm sure by now we've all seen the highlights of tonight's games.  The one thing that bothered me and my friend about tonight's game is how poor a job they did of hyping the achievement.  I'm sure...

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It's (near) official: Green to the Mets!

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060822&content_id=1623233&vkey=news_mlb &fext=.jsp&c_id=mlbNo details given, excepts that a minor leaguer is involved and it's needing...

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And don't let the door hit you coming out of the bullpen.

He's gone, it's like Christmas in April: http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060424&content_id=1416815& amp;vkey=news_ari&fext=.jsp&c_id=ariI don't have much to...

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Josh Byrnes on Baseball Prospectus Radio

Josh Byrnes has a 7 minute or so interview on today's Baseball Prospectus radio.  The Podcast RSS feed can be found here: http://baseballprospectus.com/rss/bpr_podcast.xmlIt's a fairly standard...

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