Category: ‘NL West’

Jeremy Hazelbaker taking advantage of opportunity with D-backs
April 14th, 2017 at 2:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** PHOENIX â?? All across baseball you'll find players young and old complaining about their role, upset with how their team is handling them and finding reasons to be mad rather than looking for one of the many positives of being an MLB player. Then there's Jeremy Hazelbaker, sitting in the Arizona...

Greinke and Kershaw square off — at last
April 14th, 2017 at 8:24 AM
***PHOTO1*** PHOENIX â?? Like big names? Big talent? Big money? All will unite on one slight rise in Dodger Stadium on Friday, 60-feet-6 inches from home plate. Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke were the most dominant one-two pitching punch in the majors in the three years they were...

Nothing like a good cup of morning joe for Shelby Miller
April 13th, 2017 at 4:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** PHOENIX â?? Most days, Shelby Miller awakes to a home brew new to his morning routine. He mixes coffee with unsalted butter from grass-fed cattle and a medium chain triglyceride like what's contained in coconut oil extract. Voila. A concoction called "bulletproof" coffee. Comedian Jimmy Fallon has raved about...

D-backs’ Archie Bradley focused on performance, not role
April 10th, 2017 at 5:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** PHOENIX â?? Archie Bradley finds himself in "kind of [a] catch-22," he said after another scoreless outing out of the bullpen. Bradley, a starter and a pretty talented one at that, made the Arizona Diamondbacks' opening-day roster as a reliever. Starting is what he still ultimately wants to get back to,...

Diamondbacks’ first week couldn’t get much better
April 10th, 2017 at 1:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** PHOENIX â?? The Diamondbacks did many things well in manager Torey Lovullo's first week, but maybe the best was that they immediately buried the recent past. If 2016 was one of the most difficult years in the 20-year franchise history, the first week of 2017 is one of the most...