Ben and Sam preview the Diamondbacks’ season with Doug Thorburn, and Pete talks to AZCentral Sports Diamondbacks beat writer Nick Piecoro (at 19:39).
Was Arizona’s off-season search for “gritty” players really just a commitment to making more contact?
The upside thins out quickly after the Diamondbacks’ top two spots.
Does a change of cities change a General Manager’s tendencies?
Ben and Sam revisit the trade that sent Dan Haren to the Angels in light of Haren’s down year and Tyler Skaggs’ debut for the Diamondbacks, then talk about how Derek Jeter has remained productive at age 38 and examine whether the Yankees are in any trouble in the AL East.
Despite an early deficit, the Diamondbacks are making up ground in the NL West. Also, a conversation with Chris Sale, and tons of notes from scouts and front-office types.
The Dodgers have spiraled out of control since late May, and with seemingly no plan for offense, it’s a three-team race in the wild West.
How much does the success of a team dictate attendance? The Dodgers and Diamondbacks’ narratives are still being written.
Stephen Strasburg faced the Pirates for the first time since his major-league debut, and he reeled off a similar line.
Three home runs were hit by three improbable players during last week’s action.
A trio of very highly-regarded pitchers leads off Arizona’s top prospect list, but they’re not sure things.
Which NL starters are off to a worse start than the Angels’ not-yet-sluggy first baseman?
Bryce Harper’s presence and early contributions gives the Nationals a happy glimpse into the future.
Michael Pineda’s labrum tear doesn’t bode well for his future, but it’s not the death sentence it used to be.