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Carson Kelly’s Three-Headed Monster

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired Carson Kelly to be their starting catcher, and that’s a job that will keep him busy even when he’s not on the diamond. The Arizona Diamondbacks plan on carrying three catchers once again this season, with newcomer Carson Kelly lined up or the greatest share, writes the Athletic’s Zach Buchanan. As catcher […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Carson Kelly’s Three-Headed Monster - Venom Strikes - Venom Strikes - An Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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D-backs pitcher Zack Greinke discusses reporting to Spring Training

The Arizona Diamondbacks staff ace Zack Greinke reported to Spring Training on Friday, two days after pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report. While he doesn’t mince words about his feelings on Spring Training, the 35-year old right-hander admits that it is a necessary evil, especially for him. “I actually don’t think it’s too long,” Greinke said. “I think it’s too boring. I don’t enjoy it, but I need every single day to get ready kind of. I wish I could say I only...

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Zack Greinke reportedly has no desire to be traded

The Diamondbacks have waved goodbye to cornerstones Paul Goldschmidt, A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin in the past few months, leaving right-hander Zack Greinke as their best remaining player. In all, things haven’t gone according to plan for the Diamondbacks since they signed Greinke to a whopping six-year, $206.5 million contract heading into 2016, but he said Saturday that he has “(no) desire to be traded to any team,” Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. It stands to...

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Campfire Stories Entertain Spring Campers

This isn’t summer camp. This is Spring camp, and the Arizona Diamondbacks aren’t sitting around a campfire to tell stories. They sit around home plate for that. The Arizona Diamondbacks have begun spring camp, and anyone who has spent time at a camp knows what to expect: namely, a lot of “get-to-know-you” games. Baseball camp is […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Campfire Stories Entertain Spring Campers - Venom Strikes - Venom Strikes - An Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Greinke discusses commitment to D-backs

Despite a stiff neck, which he says came on a recent airplane flight, D-backs ace Zack Greinke said Saturday that he feels much better physically then he did last year when he reported to Spring Training. Here are five takeaways from Greinke's Saturday session with reporters.

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Jack Sommers

Crowd Sourcing Diamondbacks Over/Under Projections: #13 Archie Bradley

Will a healed nail mean a better curve ball ?

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This series of articles will run from now until shortly before opening day. The purpose is to crowd source the D-Backs fans of this website to get a sense of how they feel about the prospects of each individual player on the 40 man roster.

For this exercise I will only be using rate (average) stats and poll the readers on their sense of direction for that...

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Jim McLennan

Predicting the 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks infield

And finally, who do we think will make the Opening Day roster here?

We had 142 people tell us the infielders they though would be on the roster come Opening Day next month for the Diamondbacks. As we did with the ranking phase, I’ve broken them down into the positions, so we can see who’s most likely at each spot around the diamond. For each player, you’ll see the percentage who said they would make the Opening Day roster, and the figure in brackets after their name is the average...

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Greinke arrives at D-backs camp

D-backs ace Zack Greinke reported to Salt River Fields on Friday after missing the first two days of pitcher and catcher workouts.

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Jack Sommers

Crowd Sourcing Diamondbacks Over/Under Projections: #12 Jake Lamb

The “New” Dbacks first baseman looks to rebound from shoulder surgery

If familiar with this series go ahead and skip to poll. If not, please read on.

This series of articles will run from now until shortly before opening day. The purpose is to crowd source the D-Backs fans of this website to get a sense of how they feel about the prospects of each individual player on the 40 man roster.

For this exercise I will only be using rate (average) stats and poll the readers on their sense of...

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New D-back, former ASU pitcher Kelly hoping to break into majors

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Despite growing up only a few minutes from Salt River Fields, playing his college baseball at Arizona State and owning a house in north Scottsdale, it hasn’t sunk in for Merrill Kelly that he’s an Arizona Diamondback. Four years playing professional baseball in South Korea — 6,000 miles from Arizona — and a sudden return to the states in what will likely culminate in the 30-year-old’s MLB debut has him trying to distinguish fantasy and reality. There’s a...

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Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke reports to Spring Training

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke reported to Spring Training on Friday, according to multiple reports, including that of MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert. His arrival comes two days after the first workout for all other pitchers and catchers on Wednesday. It became publicly known on Wednesday that Greinke would not be with his teammates for the start of workouts, but that his absence was not injury-related and that he would report later in the week. “It doesn’t come as a surprise to...

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Jim McLennan

Snake Bytes, 2/15: And, so... It begins

We’re on the way to Opening Day...

Team news

[AZ Central] Healthy Robbie Ray is valuable in many ways - The logic here is straightforward. Ray has as much upside as any pitcher on the roster. He has a blazing fastball and a pair of breaking balls that have proven effective. He has the ability to be a difference-making force atop the Diamondbacks rotation. An effective Ray would seemingly increase the Diamondbacks’ chances to contend as much as any player on the roster could. At the same...

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Marte confident transition to CF will be smooth

Ketel Marte does not lack for confidence when it comes to switching from second base/shortstop to center field, which is where he's expected to see a lot of time this season.

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Jack Sommers

Crowd Sourcing Diamondbacks Over/Under Projections: #11 Andrew Chafin

The Sherriff hopes to restore order to his 1st batter efficiency

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This series of articles will run from now until shortly before opening day. The purpose is to crowd source the D-Backs fans of this website to get a sense of how they feel about the prospects of each individual player on the 40 man roster.

For this exercise I will only be using rate (average) stats and poll the readers on their sense of direction...

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Arizona Diamondbacks Go Double Fresh Double Smooth With Caleb Joseph

The Arizona Diamondbacks recently agreed to terms with free agent catcher Caleb Joseph. Curiously, they gave the former Oriole a major league deal. The Arizona Diamondbacks signed Caleb Joseph to a major league contract, reports the Athletic’s Zach Buchanan (via Twitter). Joseph becomes the fourth catcher with a guaranteed major league deal on the 40-man […] Arizona Diamondbacks Go Double Fresh Double Smooth With Caleb Joseph - Venom Strikes - Venom Strikes - An Arizona Diamondbacks Fan...

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks not doing much to repair Chase Field

Remember when it was a death-trap on the verge of collapse? Or something.

The Republic writes this morning: “Reports show the team spent about $150,000 from May 10 to Dec. 31 last year to fix freight elevators and purchase back-up lighting supplies.” This is quite the contrast to the position expressed by the team previously, when it was claiming millions of dollars were needed in urgent or imminent fixes. In June 2016, the team said they “have identified several projects that are...

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D-backs GM not overly-concerned about Zack Greinke’s absence

Zack Greinke didn’t report with his fellow pitchers and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ catchers Wednesday, the first official day of spring training. He’s not injured and is expected to join his team soon, manager Torey Lovullo said. The D-backs have kept the reasons for Greinke’s absence private, and general manager Mike Hazen said Thursday when he joined Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station that he’s not worried about the situation. “There’s sort of those...

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Jim McLennan

Ranking the 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks infield

In which we pick apart our options, by position

This one will be done slightly differently from the bullpen rankings done previously. The infield is not so much a single unit, and so it makes more sense to break things down by possible candidates at each position. There’s no way, for example, that Alex Avila is going to compete with Nick Ahmed for the shortstop position. So, I’ve taken each spot and listed the potential candidates at each position, with fairly loose rules to qualify -...

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Jack Sommers

Crowd Sourcing Diamondbacks Over/Under Projections: #10 Carson Kelly

Defense will matter more for Arizona, but will Kelly hit enough ?

If familiar with this series go ahead and skip to poll. If not, please read on.

This series of articles will run from now until shortly before opening day. The purpose is to crowd source the D-Backs fans of this website to get a sense of how they feel about the prospects of each individual player on the 40 man roster.

For this exercise I will only be using rate (average) stats and poll the readers on their sense of...

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D-backs’ Archie Bradley replaces fake nails with renewed curveball

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Archie Bradley likes to take care of his fingernails. It’s easy to see why. A Major League Baseball pitcher must work with his hands. If something gets in the way of that, it becomes a challenge, as the D-backs reliever became all-too-familiar with last season. Bradley said he smashed his index fingernail in a car door right before Christmas of 2017, and it became a lingering problem that hindered him all year. It didn’t sound like that would be a problem when...

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