2010 Regular Season

Arizona Completes Disappointing Season

With the final out at Dodger Stadium, the Diamondbacks 2010 season mercifully came to a close. This year was so far removed from how it was expected to go. After a disastrous 2009 where manager Bob Melvin was fired and ace Brandon Webb went down on Opening Day this year was supposed to be better. The Diamondbacks picked up the option on Webb and expectations were he would return to dominating form to show that 2009 was just an aberration....

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Game Unravels in Los Angeles

Whenever anyone discusses the deal that sent Dan Haren to the Los Angeles Angels they rave about the young prospects the Diamondbacks received in the deal. Everyone is high on pitchers Patrick Corbin and Tyler Skaggs. They talk about the high ceiling both of these players have and how in 2-3 years the Diamondbacks will be reaping the rewards of this trade. Rarely does anyone talk about Joe Saunders, the major league pitcher included in the...

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Youth Gets an Opportunity

It’s the beginning of the end, the last three-game series of the season. It seems like an out-of-body experience. The Diamondbacks last home game was nearly a week ago. After that game the fans all said good-bye and watched as Chase Field went dark for the next several months at least from a baseball perspective. After a three-game series where the Diamondbacks were swept by the division leading San Francisco Giants they have made their way to...

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News on the Diamondbacks Pitching Front

Although there are only four games remaining in the 2010 regular season, things are active with regards to the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching staff. This news covers not only those on the major league staff but also pitchers in Tucson attending Instructional League. Let’s begin with the major league roster. Starter Ian Kennedy made his final start of the season last night against the San Francisco Giants. Kennedy pitched well going five...

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Injuries Plague Diamondbacks Further

Arizona Diamondbacks fans were greeted this morning by a wave of bad news. As if watching their team mired in a full season of losing was not enough the baseball Gods were piling onto their woes. Right fielder Justin Upton left the team over the weekend to travel to Alabama to meet with noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews regarding his left shoulder problems. Upton injured his shoulder during an at bat in early September while swinging at a...

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Oh the Webb We Weave

It was a milestone of sorts for injured Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb. This particular milestone had little to do with his on field results or lack thereof. Webb had requested a meeting with the Arizona Diamondbacks front office to discuss his future and in particular the remaining week of the 2010 season. This saga began on April 6, 2009. It was Opening Day at Chase Field and Brandon Webb was on the mound for the home team. He was...

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State of the Home Stand Address – September 21-26

Diamondbacks closer Juan Gutierrez threw a 94 MPH fastball to Dodgers first baseman James Loney. Loney hit a pop fly in foul territory. Arizona third baseman Tony Abreu caught the ball to close out the final home stand for the Diamondbacks. After an off day today the Diamondbacks will embark on the final road trip of the 2010 season. They will play a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park before ending the year...

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Season Ticket Holder Postgame Party

For the second consecutive year the Arizona Diamondbacks planned a post-game activity for their loyal season ticket holders. It was yet another way for the team to thank those fans who have stood by them during this difficult season. The activity would begin shortly after the “Shirts Off Our D-backs” on-field presentation. The “Shirts Off Our D-Backs” promotion has been going on all weekend allowing fans the ability to purchase scratch-off...

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Fandemonium Invades Chase Field

In a tradition that began in 1998, the final weekend series at Chase Field is designated as Fandemonium. These two games allow the Diamondbacks organization and the players an opportunity to thank the loyal fans for their support throughout the year. It is always festive at Fandemonium. It is a chance to celebrate the excitement of baseball and to bid a warm farewell to the baseball season before the doors close until next April. Besides the...

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