It’s projection season and as you may have noticed, we’ve already acknowledged the projections for the Diamondbacks’ position players. Now it’s the pitchers’ turn, but one common thread remains: the outlook is mostly bleak. That’s not news but rather a confirmation of what we already knew. 2015 is going to be a bit of a rebuilding year on the …

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Among Nick Piecoro’s great work within the last week was this piece about the tightening budget and the D-backs’ interest in James Shields. This is the “true baseball team” article that generated a large stir last week, as we talked about on The Pool Shot. This is also the article that alerted us that once again in this zig zag …

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I’m angry with Max Scherzer. On the day that I’ve been anticipating, the day Dan Szymborski and Carson Cistulli unveiled the 2015 ZiPS projections for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the former D-back Scherzer decided to steal the show and sign some little contract with the Nationals (so much for the headlines). I know that fans sometimes have issues with projection …

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The Yoan Lopez signing marks a sea change for the D-backs organization. Is it a commitment to searching out talent from every corner, or is it the exact opposite? On Episode 12 of The Pool Shot, the guys talk through the Lopez signing: his worth and whether he was worth the price, and how they can minimize the opportunity

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After the Wade Miley trade was completed, GM Dave Stewart indicated that Josh Collmenter, Jeremy Hellickson, Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster were penciled into the rotation. Let’s put problems with that aside and accept, for the moment, that that’s true — what can we expect for the fifth slot?

The leading contenders for that spot are …

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As Jeff Wiser broke down yesterday, in Cuban right-hander Yoan Lopez, the D-backs added an asset worth far more than the $8.27 million it took to get him inked. As he also covered in great detail, Lopez also cost much more than that $8.27 million. For starters, that figure is a signing bonus, not a guaranteed salary, meaning that anything …

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Tuesday started off with a bang for the Diamondbacks. In a rare occurrence, the team actually dominated the headlines and just about everyone’s twitter feed. Dave Stewart made some comments about analytics that were probably taken a bit too far but garnered plenty of attention. He also announced that the team wasn’t going to be trading for a catcher, electing …

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The 2015 baseball season starts relatively soon. I mean, not soon enough if you ask me, but sooner than, say, it started a month ago, so that’s good. I’m starting to go through withdrawals and football can only stem the tide so much. And no team has as much of a reason to be excited about a fresh start as …

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