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07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Cahilling Time
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R.J. Anderson

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Good Old New York
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R.J. Anderson and Ron Shah

05-02

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Painting the Black: A Trip Through the NL West
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R.J. Anderson

04-30

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The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in April
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Baseball Prospectus

04-24

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Skewed Left: The Squandered Promise of the Diamondbacks Rotation
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Zachary Levine

04-16

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What You Need to Know: Please Send Starters
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Daniel Rathman

04-10

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Skewed Left: The Surprising Sameness of Justin Upton
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Zachary Levine

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman

03-24

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Painting the Black: Men at Work
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R.J. Anderson

03-10

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Keep Carpenter, Cost Certainty
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
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R.J. Anderson

02-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 394: 2014 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Reeling in Rodney
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market
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Daniel Rathman

02-03

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Rumor Roundup: Scoping Out the Less Expensive Starters
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Daniel Rathman

01-30

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Rumor Roundup: Orioles Adding Arms?
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Daniel Rathman

01-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Paul Sporer

01-17

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 351: Life-Changing Lessons from Recent Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 346: Matt Kemp Rumors and Hot Trade Takes
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: Mark Trumbo Gets the Nod
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher Defense
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

11-07

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One Move: National League West
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Craig Goldstein

10-08

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Transaction Analysis: The Quiet Claims
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R.J. Anderson

09-04

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The Call-Up: Chris Owings
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

08-13

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The Call-Up: Matt Davidson
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Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre

08-13

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What You Need to Know: Albers at it Again
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Daniel Rathman

08-07

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Transaction Analysis: Drop, Drop, Drop it Like it's Hawpe
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R.J. Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Trade for Ian Kennedy
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R.J. Anderson

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 154: 2013 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Jason Martinez

02-21

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Skewed Left: Arizona's Extreme Strikeout Makeover
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Zachary Levine

01-07

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-08

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In A Pickle: The Two Towers
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Jason Wojciechowski

08-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 27: Revisiting the Dan Haren Trade/Derek Jeter Defies Dire Forecasts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-09

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On the Beat: Snaking Up the Standings
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John Perrotto

07-17

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Western Front: First Win the Division, Then Puppet Show
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Geoff Young

05-29

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Western Front: Attending to Center Field
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Geoff Young

05-11

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 11
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Daniel Rathman

05-08

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Western Front: Three Days, Three Dingers
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Geoff Young

05-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Jason Parks

05-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Worse Than Pujols, NL Edition
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Jay Jaffe

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Monday, April 30
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Daniel Rathman

04-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Labrum But it Didn't Kill Him
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Jay Jaffe

04-24

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 23
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Larry Granillo

04-19

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, April 19
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Corey Dawkins

04-17

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, April 17
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Daniel Rathman

04-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Hate List, Part I
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Jay Jaffe

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November 7, 2013 6:00 am

One Move: National League West

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Craig Goldstein

Craig looks at how the Dodgers can help their skipper and how the other teams in their division can try to dethrone them.

My colleague Ben Carsley introduced this series to you yesterday, with the moves he’d make for the AL East franchises, so today I give you what I’d do if given the chance to make one move for each NL West club. It’s a thought exercise, and isn’t limited to on-field transactions. It can be signing a player, making a trade (that’s feasible, we hope), or something more over-arching in regards to a club’s organizational tendencies.

We’re both well aware that we’ll likely get pilloried in the comments. In fact you probably hammered Ben pretty hard yesterday, but you wouldn’t play me like that would you? No matter, let us know what you think of our ideas in the comments or what ideas you have yourself, and remember, it’s supposed to be reasonable but in the end this was all about having some fun.

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October 8, 2013 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Quiet Claims

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R.J. Anderson

As the postseason takes the headlines, options are declined and players are claimed.

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September 4, 2013 1:06 pm

The Call-Up: Chris Owings

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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

The Diamondbacks' young shortstop has an intriguing speed/power combo, but may not be in line for playing time yet.

The Situation: Ranked as the Diamondbacks no. 3 prospect heading into the season, Owings will make his debut on the heels of a season in which he was named both the Pacific Coast League MVP and Rookie of the Year.

Background: Signed for $950,000 as a supplemental first-rounder in 2009, Owings made his professional debut as a 17-year old in the short-season Pioneer League. After hitting .306 in 24 games during his debut, Owings followed that up with a .298/.323/.447 showing in full-season ball in 2010. Heading to the high-octane environment of the California League in 2011, Owings was expected to post impressive numbers but struggled as he hit just .246 with 15 walks and 130 strikeouts in 121 games. He returned to the California League in 2012 and torched the circuit the second time through, posting a .324/.362/.544 line before being promoted to Double-A. While he hit just .263 with six home runs in 69 games at Double-A last season, Owings was promoted to Triple-A to start the 2013 campaign. In his first taste of the minor leagues’ highest level he hit .330 with 31 doubles and 12 home runs for Reno.

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August 13, 2013 8:56 am

The Call-Up: Matt Davidson

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Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre

Reeling from injuries and falling behind in the standings, the Diamondbacks turn to a powerful third-base prospect for help.

The Situation: With Eric Chavez hitting the disabled list due to knee and hip soreness, Arizona has called up third baseman Matt Davidson from the Reno Aces. Martin Prado was expected to see the bulk of the playing time at the hot corner during Chavez’s absence, with Davidson in reserve, but with Cody Ross now out with a dislocated hip, it remains to be seen whether the 22-year-old right-handed hitter is pressed into more consistent action.

Background: The Diamondbacks selected Davidson as a sandwich pick in 2009 out of Yucaipa High School (Yucaipa, CA). The third baseman immediately began to flash the power he had been touted for, belting 18 home runs in his first full professional season between A-Ball and High-A in 2010. After posting a .277/.348/.464 line in the California League with Visalia in 2011, Davidson was tasked with the challenge of Double-A and proving he wasn’t the product of a hitter-friendly league in 2012. He did not disappoint. Davidson put up a .836 OPS and launched 23 bombs with Mobile to begin solidifying himself as a prospect on the rise. The 22-year-old continued to prove the bat is trending in the right direction this year in Triple-A, and was named MVP of this year’s Futures Game after his go-ahead home run. Davidson entered the year ranked fourth on Baseball Prospectus’ Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects list.

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August 13, 2013 8:56 am

What You Need to Know: Albers at it Again

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Daniel Rathman

Twins starter Andrew Albers throws a shutout in his second start, and Adam Eaton helps the Diamondbacks keep pace with the Dodgers.

The Monday Takeaways
Last week, in his major-league debut, Andrew Albers blanked the Royals for 8 1/3 innings. Given his story and the fact that he was setting foot on a big-league field for the first time at the age of 27, that seemed like a big deal. Six days later, Albers one-upped himself.

The left-hander was unable to complete the shutout on August 6, failing to bump Andy Van Hekken down a line on the list of pitchers who have done it in their first tastes of The Show. Instead, he did in his first start at Target Field, two-hitting the Indians and outgunning Danny Salazar in a 3-0 Twins victory on Monday night.


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August 7, 2013 7:20 am

Transaction Analysis: Drop, Drop, Drop it Like it's Hawpe

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R.J. Anderson

Brad Hawpe loses another employer, Nelson Cruz's replacement comes up, former prospect Thomas Neal gets claimed, and other moves.

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August 1, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Padres Trade for Ian Kennedy

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R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks upgrade their bullpen while the Padres get their shot at Ian Kennedy.

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Ben and Sam preview the Diamondbacks' season with Doug Thorburn, and Pete talks to AZCentral Sports Diamondbacks beat writer Nick Piecoro (at 19:39).



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March 4, 2013 4:21 pm

MLBDepthCharts: Arizona Diamondbacks

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Jason Martinez

Arizona Diamondbacks

Quick links to Depth Charts for all teams:

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February 21, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: Arizona's Extreme Strikeout Makeover

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Zachary Levine

Was Arizona's off-season search for "gritty" players really just a commitment to making more contact?

When you talk about changing a roster for the grittier, as Kevin Towers has rather openly during a bizarre offseason at the helm of the Diamondbacks, you’re going to get accused of using “grit” as a code word. Normally, it’s racial. The fact that the Diamondbacks’ push for grit coincided with the trading of their two prominent black players didn’t help their look.

But what if it was a different kind of code word? What if it did coincide with something quantifiable on the baseball field in how they made over their team?

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The upside thins out quickly after the Diamondbacks' top two spots.

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November 8, 2012 10:01 am

In A Pickle: The Two Towers

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Jason Wojciechowski

Does a change of cities change a General Manager's tendencies?

Do you like sausages? Here's a look inside the sausage. I wanted to start this article by saying, "Boy, general managers sure don't move around from team to team the way players and field managers do!" I proceeded to make a list of all the current GMs who had previously held the top job with a different franchise. That list:

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