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AZ SnakePit Round Table: MadBum edition

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We had already one scheduled, but there might have been a question added this afternoon...

Welcome to the Diamondbacks, Madison Bumgarner…

Turambar: Wow, didn’t see this coming. Hiking Sunday morning with Keegan and EdBiggHead we discussed the possibility of getting him, but didn’t truly think it would happen. We did universally agree that we’d love the Dbacks to get him, but not for $100mil or too many years. So here I sit writing...

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Rapid Reactions: Madison Bumgarner heading to Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks were the latest team to jump on the free agent market by signing LHP Madison Bumgarner. The team reportedly agreed to a 5-year, $85 million deal to bring the ace to the Valley. Bumgarner has spent his entire MLB career with the San Francisco Giants, but he elected free agency at the end of the 2019 season. Here are the reactions from the 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station staff on the signing of the ace: Related Links Reports: Madison Bumgarner agrees to 5-year deal...

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By the numbers: Bumgarner’s career before heading to Arizona

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a splash on the free agent market by reportedly signing LHP Madison Bumgarner to a 5-year deal worth $85 million. Bumgarner spent his entire career in the Bay with the San Francisco Giants after being drafted 10th overall in the 2007 MLB Draft. During his time in San Francisco, he tallied three World Series over his 11 years, including earning the World Series MVP in 2014. He finished his time in orange and black ranked among Here’s what Bumgarner’s MLB...

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Michael McDermott

Looking at the Diamondbacks rotation after the Madison Bumgarner signing

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The Diamondbacks made a surprise move, adding former long time Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner to a 5-year, $85M contract. The contract makes him the highest paid pitcher in the starting rotation, with Robbie Ray coming in second with an estimated Arb 3 salary of $10.8M. The team also has a pair of league-average innings eaters in Mike Leake and Merrill Kelly at the bottom of the rotation in addition to high-upside young arms in Luke Weaver and Zac Gallen....

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Diamondbacks' Updated Starting Rotation After Madison Bumgarner Contract

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed veteran starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner to a five-year, $85 million contract Sunday, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman ...

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How Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner’s deal stacks up

The Arizona Diamondbacks joined the list of teams shelling out big money to bolster their roster this MLB offseason. According to multiple reports, San Francisco Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner will be joining the the D-backs rotation on a 5-year, $85 million deal. Bumgarner is the latest free agent signing to make headlines this week. According to CBS’ MLB free agent tracker, Bumgarner was ranked as the No. 6 available player looking for a new deal this off season. The 30-year-old had a 3.90...

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Report: Madison Bumgarner, Diamondbacks Agree to 5-Year, $85M Contract

Madison Bumgarner will don a new uniform next season after agreeing to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

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Diamondbacks Sign Madison Bumgarner

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The long-time Giant will now pitch for the Snakes for the next five seasons.

The Diamondbacks may have just created the starting pitching scarcity they need to trade Robbie Ray for his best value.https://t.co/UWwezgKaN8

— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) December 15, 2019

The deal is reported to be a five-year deal worth $85 million, with $1`5 million of the deal deferred.

The free agent left-hander has not been a top-tier pitcher since 2016, but has been a...

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Report: Madison Bumgarner nearing deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

There could be a new face coming to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ rotation. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Arizona Diamondbacks are nearing a five-year deal to bring left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner to the Valley. The 30-year-old had a 3.90 ERA in 2019, pitching 207.2 innings with a 1.127 WHIP. He had a very solid 4.72 strikeout-to-walk ratio, averaging 1.9 walks per nine innings to go with 203 strikeouts on the season. Bumgarner is a four-time All-Star and three-time World Series...

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Sean Testerman

2019 Arizona Diamondbacks Reviews: #9, Zac Gallen

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An unknown prior to 2019, the Dbacks traded their top prospect for Zac Gallen and he delivered in spades.

Rating: 7.52

Age: 24

2019 Stats: 15 GS, 80 IP, 2.81 ERA, 3.61 FIP, 10.80 K/9, 4.05 BB/9, 0.90 HR/9, 1.6 fWAR, 2.5 bWAR

2019 Salary: $583,500

2020 Salary: Pre-arbitration until 2023

It’s July 31st and the MLB Trade Deadline is less than a couple hours away. Many Dbacks fans are on the edge of their seats, frequently refreshing...

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks SnakePit Awards: Unsung Hero: Alex Young

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From zero to unsung hero.

It was a close battle. 83 votes in, this was a serious four-way fight, but down the stretch, it was Young who pulled away. He was certainly the most Unsung of the candidates. Before Opening Day 2019, you would have to have been a particularly devoted D-backs fan, with an impressive, in-depth knowledge of the Arizona farm system, to have even heard of Alex Young. To find him on our prospect list, you’d...

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Keegan Thompson

2019 Arizona Diamondbacks Reviews: #10, Tim Locastro

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By any means necessary, Tim Locastro found ways to contribute on numerous occasions during the 2019 season.

Rating: 7.25

Age: 27

2019 Stats: .250/.357/.340, 22 HBP, 17-for-17 in stolen base attempts, 250 PA, .9 bWAR & fWAR

2019 Salary: $555,000.00

2020 Salary: Pre-arbitration until 2022


If we had polled Diamondbacks fans during Spring Training 2019 for the most probable “cult hero” of the season, I would highly doubt...

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Our TopGolf Experience at Chase Field

Even a Brute can find comfort in the quiet game of golf.

Turambar and edbigghead swing the clubs from section 214

What an amazing experience it was!

After going though security we were escorted by D-backs staff up to the Diamond level where we were given a tour of our bay, briefed on what to expect, given our time slot to swing and told that some players would be available for questions around 6:30 pm.

We had arrived around 6 so Turambar and I decided to take pics, talk to a TopGolf rep,...

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Phillies to sign veteran outfielder Matt Szczur to minors deal

The Phillies have a minor-league deal in place with outfielder Matt Szczur, according to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philly. It includes an invitation to participate in MLB Spring Training. Szczur, 30, failed to crack the majors last year for the first time since he broke in with the Cubs in 2014. The New Jersey native stayed put at Triple-A with the Diamondbacks in 2019, due in no small part to leg issues that limited him to 44 games of action. When he was available for the Snakes’ top...

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Snake Bytes 12/13: Winter Meetings come to an end

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The Winter Meetings were quiet for the Diamondbacks but were busy for Scott Boras clients

(Azcentral.com) Analysis: Arizona Diamondbacks don’t feel pressure to win at all costs

On the day they arrived, the Diamondbacks signed free-agent reliever Junior Guerra to a modest contract. It turned out to be their only transaction of the week, though General Manager Mike Hazen said it wasn’t a week filled with disappointments.

(The Athletic) Rosenthal and...

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks quiet in Rule 5 draft

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Nothing gained and nothing lost for the D-backs today

A total of 53 players were selected over the Major League and Triple-A phases of today’s Rule 5 draft in San Diego, 11 in the major-league section and 42 in the AAA part. But, despite having room on the 40-man roster, Arizona did not use a pick in either. However, nor did they have any of their unprotected players chosen by any other team. They were quite a way down the draft...

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Snake Bytes 12/12: Mo’ Money? No problem.

It seems this off season teams actually have lots of money to spend.

Around Baseball:

Anthony Rendon signs with the Los Angeles Angels - 7 years, 245 million.

The deal includes a full no-trade clause and doesn’t contain an opt-out clause, sources said. He is tentatively scheduled to undergo his physical Friday and be introduced at Angel Stadium on Saturday.

Dodger evil signs free agent and former Athletic, Blake Treinen.

The 31-year-old put up a 4.91 ERA/5.14 FIP with 9.05 K/9, 5.68...

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks SnakePit Awards: Unsung Hero nominations

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As selected entirely by SnakePit readers, the five candidates are:

Nick Ahmed

Nominated by Jack Sommers: “As much credit as he gets for his defense, his season was still unsung. Only one player on the team produced more value than Nick in 2019…..Ketel Marte. And yet even here , he is an after thought. Unsung.”

Eduardo Escobar

Nominated by DbacksEurope: “Nominated for an award on the pit but this man is indisputably one of the most...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes 12/11: Show Me the Money!

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The winter meetings have seen a busy and expensive 24 hours.

Yankees Ink Gerrit Cole

The New York Yankees and Gerrit Cole are in agreement on a record-setting 9-year, $324 million contract with an opt-out for Cole after year five.

Yankees to Sign Gerrit Cole

Cole smashed the $245 million contract offered to fellow Boras client, Stephen Strasburg earlier this week and nearly matched Bryce Harper’s total outlay. However, Harper’s contract is over a...

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Arizona Diamondbacks break ground on facility in Dominican Republic

What do David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Robinson Cano, Juan Marichal, Albert Pujols and Bartolo Colon all have in common besides being great baseball players? They’re all from the Dominican Republic. Now, the Arizona Diamondbacks will have a foothold in the Caribbean nation with a new training complex set to open in 2020. The complex at Las Américas is set to open in 2020 and will be the host site for MLB’s Trainer Partnership Program showcases and events on a regular basis as part of a...

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