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  1. Who goes first: Towers or Gibson?

    AJ Mass

    The Arizona Diamondbacks let a rookie pitcher make his first-ever big league start on Saturday, but it wasn't Archie Bradley. It was Mike Bolsinger who, though staked to a 4-0 lead, lasted just four innings, allowing six earned runs on seven hits in ...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  2. George Springer's here, so who's next?

    AJ Mass

    This season's first highly anticipated prospect has arrived. Speedy and powerful George Springer will get the chance to prove that the hype was indeed warranted. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle writes, "With their major league offense strug...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Wolf addition's impact on D-Backs

    AJ Mass

    Ranked last in the National League with a team ERA of 5.86, and with the starting staff saddled with a .305 batting average against thus far in 2014, it was clear that the Arizona Diamondbacks were in need of some fresh blood in the rotation. The ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. Gregorius demoted, but not on block

    AJ Mass

    Shortstop Chris Owings has won the starting job for the Arizona Diamondbacks, beating out Didi Gregorius, who was sent down to Triple-A Reno in one of the team's final roster moves prior to the start of the season. According to Steve Gilbert of ML...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  5. Pirates looking at Gregorius?

    AJ Mass

    According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Pittsburgh Pirates "have had trade talks" with the Arizona Diamondbacks about shortstop Didi Gregorius. He also mentions the Yankees, Mets, Reds and Tigers as other teams that might yet enter the conversatio...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  6. Gregorius seals fate in Sydney?

    AJ Mass

    Prior to the pair of games in Australia, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson had announced he was going to start each of the candidates for the full-time shortstop job once. Was it a sign that he was not yet willing to declare a winner, or was ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  7. Is Dodgers 2B battle settled?

    AJ Mass

    It is the time of the year when March Madness upsets make headlines, and it looks like we may have an unexpected upset in the Los Angeles Dodgers' second base competition, at least for Game 1 of the 2014 season. On Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  8. Position battle: Diamondbacks SS

    AJ Mass

    It's been a back-and-forth battle for much of the spring, but with the Arizona Diamondbacks involved in games that count this weekend against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia, the time has come for a decision to be made in this shortstop competit...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  9. Could Bedard help D-Backs?

    AJ Mass

    With the Arizona Diamondbacks dealing with the news that pitcher Patrick Corbin has "sustained damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow" and could be headed down the path towards season-ending surgery before the year has even begun, it's ...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  10. Mets moves on the horizon?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets are still looking to make a move or two before locking in their roster for the 2014 season, and the position that seems to be most likely to be up for grabs is at shortstop. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that the Arizona Dia...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  11. Position battle: Diamondbacks shortstop

    AJ Mass

    Back in February, ESPN.com's Buster Olney said that the Arizona Diamondbacks have "a good ol' fashioned showdown" on their hands this spring for their starting shortstop job, and whoever wins "bears a lot of responsibility, considering how the D-Back...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  12. Concern over Corbin

    AJ Mass

    In what was supposed to be his final tune-up before taking the mound in Australia for the first game of the Arizona Diamondbacks' season, Patrick Corbin was forced to leave early with tightness in his left forearm. Now his status for Game 1 is in dou...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  13. Bradley's debut may hinge on Arroyo

    AJ Mass

    Although Bronson Arroyo seems to be feeling a lot better after back stiffness caused the postponement of his scheduled start earlier this week, the pitcher is not likely to be joining the Arizona Diamondbacks for their trip to Australia to kick off t...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  14. Reed should win closer job

    AJ Mass

    While nothing has been officially decided upon, there doesn't seem to be much of a competition in terms of who will start the season as the closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Addison Reed appears to ready to hit the ground running with his new team...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  15. Diamondbacks could deal SS

    AJ Mass

    The Arizona Diamondbacks may be willing to part ways with whatever shortstop does not end up winning the starting job this spring in the competition going on between Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius -- a rumor that may help to explain why Stephen Drew...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  16. Position battle: Diamondbacks SS

    AJ Mass

    In the words of ESPN.com's Buster Olney, the Arizona Diamondbacks have "a good ol' fashioned showdown" on their hands this spring for their starting shortstop job, and whoever wins "bears a lot of responsibility, considering how the D-Backs have load...

    Blog | February 09, 2014