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Second Half for the Arizona Diamondbacks Filled With Uncertainty

CLEVELAND, OHIO – JULY 09: Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) The MLB trade deadline is July 31. The Arizona Diamondbacks must do several things in the second half of the season if they want to consider themselves in contention for a National League wild-card spot. Most Important Of the many essential changes that must happen, the most important is the need to get more wins out of their starters. This has been an issue all season....

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Arizona Diamondbacks Sweep the Colorado Rockies

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 05: Infielder Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks attempts to tag Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies as he safely slides into second base during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 05, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Arizona Diamondbacks rookie left-hander Alex Young was stellar in his Chase Field debut, allowing one batter over the minimum as he held the slumping Colorado Rockies to no hits for six innings. Nick Ahmed hit a two-run home run as part of a four-run sixth Sunday...

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Alex Young Looks Good in MLB Debut

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 27: Alex Young #49 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches in his Major League debut against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the fourth inning at Oracle Park on June 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Alex Young certainly was an improbable candidate to make his MLB debut this past Thursday. The team elevated Young from AAA-Reno. The 25-year-old Young, who was ranked as high as third on the Diamondbacks prospect by MLB.com back in 2016, had fallen off the rankings. He was needed...

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Arizona Diamondbacks Manager Torey Lovullo Is an Excellent Communicator

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MARCH 06: Manager Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks talks with his players during batting practice prior to a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park on March 06, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo provides players and coaches a place to hear and be heard. One of his greatest talents as a manager lies in his ability to communicate to and with his staff and players so all are moving in the same direction. This “intangible” is important in a game that...

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