Tuesday night’s fight between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks was the kind of brawl hardasses across North America live for. Punches were thrown and punches connected. Players and coaches were thrown on the ground and pinned against guardrails.
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Posted by Jack Moore under Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Play of the Week on Jun 17, 2013
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Arizona Diamondbacks, Defense Matters, HardBall Talkin' on Jun 11, 2013
I can honestly say I’ve never, ever seen this before. Bare-handing a base hit to the outfield? Crazy. Just crazy. But awesome! You go Gerardo Parra, you go and make crazy/reckless plays in the outfield for my entertainment.
Also crazy and fun to think about: how long would Kirk Gibson bench Parra if this play somehow went sideways? If he couldn’t corral the hop and it rolled to the wall? Or if he jammed his finger and had to miss time? Ole Gibby would run him out of town on a rail, of this I am sure.
Posted by Darren Kritzer under Aaron Hill, Arizona Diamondbacks, News And Notes on Apr 16, 2013
The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost a big piece of their offense for an indefinite period after placing second baseman Aaron Hill on the 15-day disabled list with a broken hand.
Kirk Gibson says 4-6 weeks for Aaron Hill.
— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) April 16, 2013
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 16, 2013
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Arizona Diamondbacks, HardBall Talkin' on Apr 12, 2013
Miguel Montero off to nice toilets twitter.com/Eric_Yeomans/s…
— Eric Yeomans (@Eric_Yeomans) April 12, 2013
They have all those crazy toilets in Japan. Heated seats, multiple bidet settings, the works. Miguel Montero is a man of discerning taste, obviously he appreciates the finer things in life. Like nice toilets. Probably from Japan. Maybe a squatter or two, you never know. Once you get hooked on the squatter, there is no going back. It just seems so natural, once you get over the initial weirdness.
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Arizona Diamondbacks, Paul Goldschmidt, Trades And Signings on Mar 29, 2013
How’s that for a Good Friday? Jim Bowden of ESPN and other things first reports the Arizona Diamondbacks signing Paul Goldschmidt to a five-year, $32 million deal which buys up one of the big first baseman’s free agent years. Ken Rosenthal adds that the deal includes an option for 2019, keeping Goldy in the Snakes fray for a long, long time.
Posted by Scott Lewis under Arizona Diamondbacks, HardBall Talkin' on Mar 25, 2013
The photo of Daniel Hudson above was taken on June 26th, 2012. This was the last baseball game in which Hudson appeared. The expression on his face could be interpreted many ways, but in essence, it says “my elbow has exploded and I ain’t pitching for 12-18 months”.
It was on the June day that Hudson exited a game versus the Atlanta Braves after struggling through 1.2 innings of work. The right-hander tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm, and it’s probably not a day he needs to be reminded of via a heavily circulated cardboard representation of himself. Alas, this is what Topps has done by plunking a headshot from that afternoon on Daniel Hudson’s baseball card.
— Daniel Hudson (@DHuddy41) March 24, 2013
Via Big League Stew
Posted by Darren Kritzer under Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Preview, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants on Mar 14, 2013
The San Francisco Giants quest for back-to-back National West Division crowns will be no easy task this year with the Dodgers fielding a lineup with five potential All-Stars and a re-vamped D’Backs lineup that will look to continue their offensive success of last season without outfielder Justin Upton. The Rockies don’t have the pitching, but may still be able to win some ball games with a lineup featuring a healthy Troy Tulowitzki, while the Padres may be in for a long season, especially if they deal Chase Headley.
Over the next week, we will take a look at how each team’s lineups looked to start the season in 2012 compared to the projected look for 2013 (all ZiPS projections courtesy of Fangraphs.)