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Braves Trade Shelby Miller to Diamondbacks for Ender Inciarte, Top Prospects

One year after trading Jason Heyward for Shelby Miller, the Atlanta Braves have traded their young pitching stud in a new package for a promising young player and prospects. Miller, 25-years-old with three years of team control left, was sent to the Diamondbacks in exchange for outfielder, 25-year-old Ender Inciarte, pitching prospect, Aaron Blair and former number one overall shortstop, Dansby Swanson. For the Diamondbacks, it’s a deal which sets up the front of the rotation for several years. After signing Zack Greinke last week and being... 
 

Diamondbacks Reach Agreement With Zack Greinke

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with Zack Greinke, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets. The deal is pending a physical. Greinke was reportedly down to the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, but this would hardly be the first time some team came in at the last minute on a big-name free agent and swept him up. The Diamondbacks normally have a mid-range payroll and shy clear of lengthy, steep contracts with free agents, but a new TV deal worth $1.5 billion has changed that mentality. The Diamondbacks reportedly made a six-year, $120-million... 
 

Diamondbacks Deal Jeremy Hellickson to Phillies For Prospect

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-handed pitching prospect Sam McWilliams. The 28-year-old Hellickson went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts after being traded to Arizona from Tampa Bay last offseason. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2011 and won a Gold Glove in 2012 but has struggled giving up homers, allowing at least 20 in four of the past five seasons. Hellickson is 49-48 with a 3.94 ERA in 142 games in six big league seasons. The 20-year-old McWilliams... 
 

Diamondbacks Select Dansby Swanson With First Overall Pick

After finishing with a league worst 98 losses in 2014, the Arizona Diamondbacks locked up the first overall pick in this year’s amateur draft. Coming down to the wire, and with no clear cut option for the top pick, the Diamondbacks held who they coveted with their selection close to the chest. To start the day, it was reported that they had indeed came to a decision on who they were going to select, but did not release who they had settled on. For the first time as Commissioner Rob Manfred stepped to the podium to announce that Dave Stewart... 
 

Kevin Towers, Arizona Diamondbacks GM Fired

The Arizona Diamondbacks have dismissed general manager Kevin Towers after nearly 4 years on the job,  according to published reports.  In May the Diamondbacks hired Tony LaRussa as a chief baseball officer to oversee Towers and the baseball operations department.  Since that time there has been widespread speculation on whether or not Towers would be retained. Towers was hired on Sept. 22, 2010, with the D-backs mired in last place for a second consecutive season. Josh Byrnes had been dismissed as GM on July 1, and Towers replaced interim GM... 
 

Yankees Acquire Martin Prado, Stephen Drew, at the Deadline

Shortly before the 4:00PM Eastern time trade deadline, the Yankees managed to give its infield a makeover in exchange for a stopgap, designating a veteran for assignment and one solid prospect. New York parted ways with Kelly Johnson in a straight up deal for Red Sox middle infielder, Stephen Drew, designated  Brian Roberts for assignment and then traded 23-year-old catching prospect, Peter O’brien, for utility player, Martin Prado, from the Arizona Diamondbacks. For the Yankees, the deals make a lot of sense just as Chase Headley‘s... 
 

Brewers Acquire Gerardo Parra From Diamondbacks

The Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Gerardo Parra to the Brewers for Double-A outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Anthony Banda. Parra, 27, is hitting .259/.305/.362 in 440 plate appearances this year. Parra had a mostly successful six-year run in Arizona, winning Gold Glove Awards for his defense in 2011 and 2013 . Rated as the third best prospect in the Brewers system Haniger, 23, is hitting .255/.316/.416 in 271 plate appearances this year. Banda, 20, is a left-handed pitcher who... 
 

Yankees Get Something for Nothing, Swap Nuno for McCarthy

The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks worked out a deal today, exchanging pitchers Vidal Nuno and Brandon McCarthy. Buster Olney of ESPN first reported the news. Arizona will eat half of the $4.1 million owed to McCarthy over the rest of the season. His contract expires after the season. Nuno, a 26 year old left-hander who was a 48th round pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2009, made his major league debut for the Yankees last season. The Yankees picked him up from the Washington Wild Things of the Independent Frontier League after... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Jason Hammel, Ian Kennedy, Brandon McCarthy

Jeff Samardzija and David Price are the two best pitchers on the trade block. However, for teams not looking to sell the farm, Jason Hammel, Ian Kennedy and Brandon McCarthy are attractive options. While these pitchers have an up and down history, they have been very good this year and could make a significant impact in the stretch run. Jason Hammel was signed by the Chicago Cubs this offseason to a modest one year deal worth $6 million. After a strong 2012 season where he established a career-best 22.9 percent strikeout rate, his 2013 campaign... 
 

Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Bronson Arroyo

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Arroyo’s contract guarantees the veteran $23.5 million in total. He will earn $9.5 million each in 2014 and 2014, with a club option for $11 million in 2016 that contains a $4.5 million buyout. The 37 year-old Arroyo has been one of the game’s most durable starters, throwing at least 199 innings over the last eight seasons. After a poor 2011 season where he posted a 5.07 ERA and 5.71 FIP, he’s rebounded over the last two... 
 

Arizona Diamondbacks, Putz, Tanaka, News and Rumors

Boasting a formidable starting rotation and one of the top arms in the minors (21-year-old right-hander Archie Bradley), the Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to be fine in the starting pitching category this year even if they don’t land Masahiro Tanaka.  The closer’s spot, center field and right field, and shortstop are not so certain. At 24, left-hander Patrick Corbin appears poised to serve as Arizona’s staff ace.  He is joined by Trevor Cahill, Wade Miley, Brandon McCarthy and Randall Delgado, and Bradley could force his... 
 

Arizona Diamondbacks Set To Re-Sign Eric Chavez

The Arizona Diamondbacks re-signed veteran third baseman Eric Chavez, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Chavez was also in talks with the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees, though in the end he decided to stay close to his Phoenix home. Chavez, 36, was one of the premier players in baseball from 2001-2006. In addition to winning six consecutive gold glove awards, he produced a .273/.351/.495 line with a 120 wRC+. His 29.1 fWAR was 14th in baseball over that time. Since then, back, neck, and shoulder injuries took their toll on Chavez, and... 
 

Diamondbacks Showing They Are All In for 2014

Stationed in a National League West division that could be one of the best in baseball next season, the Arizona Diamondbacks appear to be all in for contending in 2014. After acquiring power-hitting left fielder Mark Trumbo in a three-team deal earlier in the month, which will allow Martin Prado to man third base, the Diamondbacks shipped promising third base prospect Matt Davidson to the White Sox for 25-year-old closer Addison Reed. Reed will compete with J.J. Putz and Brad Ziegler for the closer’s role in spring training, and Arizona’s... 
 

White Sox Trade Addison Reed to D-Backs For Matt Davidson

The Chicago White Sox agreed to trade closer Addison Reed to the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielder Matt Davidson. Reed posted a career-high 40 saves in 48 attempts for the White Sox in 2013 while pitching to a 3.79 ERA. He struck out 72 batters in 71 1/3 innings of work and posted a 5-4 record. Reed will join J.J. Putz and Brad Ziegler  In the backend of the Diamondbacks rotation likely as the closer.  The Diamondbacks traded  Heath Bell to Tampa Bay earlier this month. Davidson is a former first round pick supplemental pick ranked among baseball... 
 

Is Shin-Soo Choo Worth a $140 Million Deal ?

With the signing of Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo is the best hitter available in the free agent class. The 31 year-old outfielder is looking for a big deal, something in the range of seven years at $20 million per year. There are a bevy of teams that are reported to be interested in Choo, including the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.  How much is Choo worth? Should he command a deal in the Ellsbury range? Choo is an on-base machine. He owns a career .389 OBP... 
 
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