12/10/2013 | D-backs determined to add pitcher at Meetings
The D-backs pulled off a three-team trade Tuesday to acquire the power bat they desired, but don't expect general manager Kevin Towers to slow down before the Winter Meetings end Thursday afternoon. "We plan on leaving with a pitcher before we're done," Towers said.
12/10/2013 | Trade for Trumbo shows D-backs' aggressiveness
After the sting of a second-place standing to the Dodgers, aggressiveness was expected from a spurned D-backs club, and aggressiveness arrived Tuesday, when GM Kevin Towers bid boldly on a power-hitting corner outfielder named Mark Trumbo.
12/10/2013 | Three-way benefit: Applauding an old-fashioned trade
In a three-team trade that included the Angels, D-backs and White Sox, each team met pre-Winter Meetings needs with one blockbuster deal.
12/10/2013 | D-backs use three-team deal to get Trumbo's power bat
The D-backs got the power bat they were seeking when they acquired outfielder Mark Trumbo from the Angels in a three-team trade Tuesday that sent Tyler Skaggs to the Halos and Adam Eaton to the White Sox.
12/10/2013 | Halos swap Trumbo for pitching in three-way deal
The Angels, D-backs and White Sox have completed a three-team deal involving Angels first baseman/outfielder Mark Trumbo going to Arizona, starters Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago going to the Angels and D-backs center fielder Adam Eaton getting shipped to the White Sox.
12/9/2013 | D-backs sorting out options at Winter Meetings
Kevin Towers is a man with options. The D-backs general manager came to the Winter Meetings with a bit of money to spend -- maybe $15 million -- and much sought-after trade chips. Having the pieces and being willing to deal them are two different things, however.
12/9/2013 | Gibson: 'No problem' with lack of contract extension
Some managers are uncomfortable going into the final year of their contracts without an extension. The D-backs' Kirk Gibson is not one of them.
12/9/2013 | D-backs' Gibson explains Ellis comment
During his Monday media session at the Winter Meetings, Arizona manager Kirk Gibson explained the comments he made last month regarding the Dodgers sending catcher A.J. Ellis on a goodwill trip to Australia to promote the 2014 Opening Series, while the D-backs sent star players, were not intended to disparage Ellis.
12/8/2013 | D-backs have work to do at Winter Meetings
After missing out on acquiring Yoenis Cespedes and Carlos Beltran, D-backs general manager Kevin Towers could make a play for a power-hitting outfielder and a top-tier starting pitcher at the Winter Meetings.
12/6/2013 | Garagiola Sr. to receive Buck O'Neil Award
Thanks to all that Joe Garagiola has done since hanging up his cleats, the 87-year-old will receive the 2014 John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award in Cooperstown at the annual awards presentation on July 26 as part of Hall of Fame Weekend.
12/6/2013 | D-backs bringing shopping list to Winter Meetings
The D-backs freed up some payroll earlier this week by dealing reliever Heath Bell and we could find out as soon as next week's Winter Meetings how they intend to spend it. The annual meetings, held this year in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., will run from Monday through Thursday morning.
12/5/2013 | Hudson 'optimistic' he'll re-sign with D-backs
The D-backs and Daniel Hudson continue to talk about a contract that will keep the right-hander with the team in the future. "I'm pretty optimistic," Hudson said. "I think we'll be able to figure something out here sooner or later."
12/4/2013 | Garagiola Sr. to receive O'Neil Award from Hall of Fame
Joe Garagiola Sr. will be honored as the recipient of the 2014 John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given by the National Baseball Hall of Fame for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball's positive impact on society.
12/4/2013 | Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
12/3/2013 | D-backs ready to deal at Winter Meetings
When he makes his second trip of the offseason to Florida next week for the annual Winter Meetings, general manager Kevin Towers will have a pretty good idea about which teams are good matches for his when it comes to making trades.
12/3/2013 | Bell leaving D-backs as part of three-way trade
The D-backs, Rays and Reds pulled off a three-team trade on Tuesday that will send Heath Bell to the Rays. Arizona will receive right-hander Justin Choate and a player to be named or cash considerations.
12/3/2013 | D-backs non-tender oft-injured righty Hudson
The D-backs tendered contracts to right-handers Josh Collmenter and Brad Ziegler, lefty Joe Thatcher and outfielder Gerardo Parra before Monday night's deadline, but did not tender one to injured pitcher Daniel Hudson.
12/2/2013 | MLB Notebook: Goldschmidt joins elite company
With 710 plate appearances last season -- a campaign that saw Paul Goldschmidt take a substantial leap forward, emerge as a league-leader in a number of categories and fill up the trophy case with a bevy of honors -- the slugger became one of 351 players since 1893 to be in his age-25 or younger season qualify for the batting title and play at least 75 percent of his games at first base.