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MLB Pipeline tabs Geraldo Perdomo as Dbacks top defensive prospect

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Perdomo has the tools to be a quality defender at the shortstop position.

Geraldo Perdomo signed for only $70k in the 2016 International Signing Period. Three years later, he’s on the cusp of the majors following a mostly successful season at the plate on the strength of more walks (70) than strikeouts (67) between two different levels of A-ball. Perdomo has physically grown this past year, now listed at 6’3” 184. While the growth...

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks All Decade Team: Second base, Aaron Hill

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The Hills are alive... with the sound of cycles.

On August 23, 2011, the Diamondbacks were in the thick of a pennant race, but were struggling. They had just lost to the Nationals in Washington, their sixth defeat in a row, a result which allowed the Giants to pull within one game in the NL West. But that day, they pulled off a relatively rare post-waiver move. They sent struggling second-baseman Kelly Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays, in exchange for their...

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Daulton Varsho makes MLB Pipeline’s list of Top 10 Catcher Prospects

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A strong 2019 season has catapulted Varsho to be amongst the top prospects at his position.

MLB Pipeline is releasing their list of top prospects, going by each position before unveiling organization and Top 100 rankings. On Thursday, they’ve released their Top 10 prospects at the catcher position and a Diamondbacks prospect ended up making the list. Checking in at the #9 spot on their list is Daulton Varsho. The eight players that finished ahead of him...

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Venezuelan league suspends Alex Romero 20 games after wild bat attack, brawl

Former Diamondbacks outfielder Alex Romero was suspended for 20 games for his role in a wild Venezuelan league brawl.

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D-backs claim infielder Pat Valaika off waivers from Baltimore

The Arizona Diamondbacks added a familiar infielder on Thursday, claiming former Colorado Rockies utility man Pat Valaika off waivers from the Orioles. Valaika never played for Baltimore. He went there in October after the Rockies put him on waivers, but now he winds up back in the NL West. The 27-year-old Valaika is primarily a middle infielder who played most of his innings last year at second base — a position of need for the D-backs with the departure of Wilmer Flores, and Ketel Marte...

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Jim McLennan

Snake Bytes, 1/16: Late Kris-mas present?

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With Josh Donaldson now a Twin, does that make a Bryant trade more or less likely?

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[ NBC Sports Chicago] Diamondbacks emerge as another potential suitor in Kris Bryant trade talks | - [The price] likely starts with Arizona's 24-year-old pitcher Zac Gallen who sported a 2.81 ERA and 10.8 K/9 in his first big-league season last year (15 starts). From there, the Cubs would probably also ask for one or two players from the top of the prospect...

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Opportunity, humble beginnings drove David Peralta’s D-backs extension

David Peralta’s contract extension with the Arizona Diamondbacks was lauded by many as a team-friendly deal. Peralta seemed OK with that. The start of his baseball career saw him on the mound — not patrolling an outfield — and he eventually wound up pitching in independent ball. Since then, he’s converted to an outfielder and risen through the D-backs organization to reach the major leagues, and becoming a winner of both a Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Award. Peralta officially...

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Diamondbacks sign former first-round pick Travis Snider to minor-league deal

Outfielder Travis Snider has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks, according to a recent announcement from Arizona’s Triple-A affiliate, the Reno Aces. Snider will head to spring training as a non-roster invitee to big-league camp. At this point, it has been close to five years since Snider, once one of the game’s elite prospects, appeared in the majors. Now 31 years old, Snider was the No. 14 pick in the 2006 draft and was ranked among the game’s top 10 overall...

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Play of the Decade poll nominations

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Ten years. Ten plays. Which will make it on into the final?

I tend to think this one will eventually come down to one of two contenders: Ryan Roberts’ walk-off grand-slam in 2011, or Archie Bradley’s 2017 wild-card triple. Those two are being given a bye through the initial qualification process, and will go straight through into the final round. [Roughly translated, anyone who says “But what about Archie Bradley’s triple?”...

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ESPN’s Kurkjian believes Kris Bryant would be 'force' with D-backs

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joined 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Burns & Gambo to provide some clarity on the Kris Bryant situation in Chicago. Bryant, 28, has been an All-Star in three of his five years at third base for the Cubs. His lowest OPS in five years was .834 and he’s coming off an All-Star season of batting .282 with 31 home runs, 77 RBIs and a .903 OPS. That type of bat would certainly help the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are looking at a significant upgrade in either center...

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Dbacks trade Matt Andriese for RHP flier prospect Jeremy Beasley

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He has a pulse. We won the trade! :)

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired RHP Jeremy Beasley from the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Matt Andriese. The 40-man roster is at 39. Beasley, 24, spent the majority of 2019 at Double-A Mobile and, in 23 games (22 starts), he went 6-7 with a 4.06 ERA (49 ER in 108.2 IP), .258 opponent average and 102 strikeouts. He also made 3 starts for Triple-A Salt Lake, going 1-0 with a 7.90 ERA (12 ER in 13.2 IP).

In 2 seasons at...

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Diamondbacks trade RHP Matt Andriese to Angels for RHP Jeremy Beasley

The Angels and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that will send right-hander Matt Andriese from Arizona to Anaheim, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Minor league righty Jeremy Beasley is among the names headed to the D-backs in the swap, per Robert Murray (Twitter link). The Athletic’s Zach Buchanan tweets that it’ll be a one-for-one swap of the two right-handers. Andriese, 30, pitched in 54 games for the D-backs in 2019, working to a 4.71 ERA with 10.1 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, 1.02 HR/9 and a...

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D-backs trade Matt Andriese to Angels for RHP Jeremy Beasley

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded long reliever Matt Andriese to the Los Angeles Angels for right-handed minor-league pitcher Jeremy Beasley, the team announced Tuesday. The 24-year-old Beasley spent last year starting for Double- and Triple-A teams. He went 6-7 in 22 starts for the Mobile Bay Bears, finishing with a 4.06 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. Beasley, who has yet to debut in the majors, also started three games for the Salt Lake Bees in the Pacific Coast League, allowing 19 hits and 12 earned...

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D-backs agree to trade Matt Andriese to Angels for RHP Jeremy Beasley

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to trade long reliever Matt Andriese to the Los Angeles Angels for right-handed minor-league pitcher Jeremy Beasley, confirms John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. The Los Angeles Times’ Mike DiGiovanna and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman first reported the D-backs were trading Andriese to the Angels. Gambadoro adds that Beasley is the only return piece heading to Arizona in the deal. The Diamondbacks reached a one-year contract agreement...

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D-backs have discussed, explored potential Kris Bryant trade with Cubs

The Arizona Diamondbacks could have their eyes on power hitting Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. Per 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro, there have been “rumblings of the D-backs at least exploring a Kris Bryant trade.” “I can tell you they have discussed it and explored the options of trading for Kris Bryant,” Gambo told Bickley & Marotta on Tuesday. Bryant makes $18.6 million annually, and is under team control for this season and next. Bryant has put...

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Report: Diamondbacks “exploring” a Kris Bryant trade

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Well, this is unexpected.

John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona Sports Station Tweeted that he has “heard some rumblings of Dbacks at least exploring a Kris Bryant trade.” There’s not much more information, such as what the parameters of such a trade might be. It is known that the Cubs are looking to make moves, potentially involving the third-baseman. But not mentioned by Gambo: the process is basically stalled for now, due to a pending...

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D-backs ‘have discussed, explored’ potential Kris Bryant trade with Cubs

The Arizona Diamondbacks could have their eyes on power hitting Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. Per 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro, there have been “rumblings of the D-backs at least exploring a Kris Bryant trade.” “I can tell you they have discussed it and explored the options of trading for Kris Bryant,” Gambo told the Bickley & Marotta Show on 98.7 FM Tuesday. Bryant makes $18.6 million annually, and is under team control for this season and next....

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D-backs ‘at least exploring’ potential Kris Bryant trade with Cubs

The Arizona Diamondbacks could have their eyes on power hitting Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. Per 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro, there have been “rumblings of the D-backs at least exploring a Kris Bryant trade.” Bryant makes $18.6 million annually, and is under team control for this season and next. Bryant has put together an impressive resume as a member of the Cubs, averaging .284 with 751 hits, 138 homers and 403 RBIs, while slugging .516. The third...

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David Peralta on extension: “This is where I want to be”

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The newly-extended outfielder spoke with the media on Monday.

On Friday, the Diamondbacks had announced that the team has extended outfielder David Peralta to a 3-year deal worth $22MM. The deal covers his final arbitration season and two free agent years and would give the Diamondbacks control of their most tenured player through the 2022 season. Peralta had originally signed out of Indy Ball in July 2013 and was making his MLB Debut less than a year...

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D-backs agree to contract extension with OF David Peralta

An Arizona Diamondbacks Gold Glover is hanging around a little while longer. The team agreed to a three-year contract extension with outfielder David Peralta that was officially announced Monday. The contract that keeps him under team control through 2022 was first reported Friday. Per USA today’s Bob Nightengale, the deal is worth a guaranteed $22 million with an additional $1.25 million in incentives. With the agreement, the two sides avoid arbitration. Last season with the D-backs,...

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