GAME 3 In the first week of Diamondbacks baseball, obviously there was a ton of firsts. Most of those firsts can be seen here https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/history/club-firsts but this section of the 1998 is largely about their first losing streak. The Rockies spoiled Opening Day and game 2, beating the Diamondbacks by a combined 15-2 score. Encouragingly,... Continue Reading →
Willie Blair had a pretty solid career. Over the course 12 years Blair pitched for 8 teams and shifted back and forth from the bullpen and rotation. Coming off a career year in 1997 with the Tigers, he brought a 16-8 record (12-4 in his last 17 starts) with a 4.17 ERA to the #2... Continue Reading →
Guess what pitcher earned the final out of the inaugural Diamondbacks Opening Day? Jerry DiPoto. Yes that Jerry DiPoto, the Seattle Mariners GM and former D-Backs interim GM. Who knew? And that's the whole point of this new quest I'm on. My goal is to break down EVERY game from the 1998 inaugural, but in... Continue Reading →
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There's plenty of reasons why I trust Mike Hazen. Mike Hazen has just one season under his belt as Diamondbacks General Manager. Just like Kevin Towers, Hazen made the playoffs in his first season. We’ve seen radical Diamondback first year improvements under new leadership before, but we haven’t seen sustained success since the Jerry Colangelo... Continue Reading →
Let's enter the conspiracy zone. From 2009-2016, the Arizona Diamondbacks never had a team ERA within the top 13 of the MLB. Entering the 2017 season, the Diamondbacks hired Mike Hazen as their new GM. During the 2017 season rumors began to swirl that the D-Backs may introduce a humidor for the second half of... Continue Reading →
Bob Nutting is the most hated man in Pittsburgh. Since 2007, Bob Nutting has been the majority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates. That same year Nutting made Neal Huntington the General Manager of the club. Now 11 years later, Neal Huntington is the runner-up to Nutting in the “most hated man in Pittsburgh” race. In... Continue Reading →