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Padres Asked For Paul Goldschmidt From D-Backs For Craig Kimbrel

Aug 1, 2015 2:36 PM

The San Diego Padres asked the Arizona Diamondbacks for Paul Goldschmidt in a possible trade for Craig Kimbrel.

On the radio, he said the Diamondbacks "did not get a very positive response" from the Padres in their attempts to acquire Kimbrel, an All-Star closer. He was then asked if the Padres were reluctant to make a deal within the division.

"I don't know if it was not wanting to trade in the division," Stewart said, "but I can tell you the quality of players that they asked for, including our first baseman, Goldschmidt."

When speaking with reporters at Minute Maid Park, Stewart was somewhat less definitive as to just how serious the Padres were being in their request.

"I don't know if it was realistic or if it was play," Stewart said, "but we don't talk about Goldy in any deals and no team has approached me in the almost year that I've been here about Goldy, so I was kind of shocked to hear that.

"Like I said, I don't know if there was sincerity in it, but, yeah, the name did come up."

A Padres source was adamant that the mention of Goldschmidt was not serious.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Report: Arizona No Longer Discussing Aroldis Chapman

Jul 31, 2015 3:15 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks' trade talks regarding Aroldis Chapman are now dead, according to a report.

The Houston Astros have also been discussing the reliever with the Cincinnati Reds.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Diamondbacks Waiting For Answer From Reds On Chapman

Jul 30, 2015 9:24 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a proposal to the Cincinnati Reds for Aroldis Chapman and are awaiting an answer, according to a source.

Cincinnati began selling off parts this past weekend when they shipped Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals.

Arizona is looking to add controllable players this week.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Discussing Aroldis Chapman With Reds

Jul 28, 2015 8:28 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing a trade for Aroldis Chapman with the Cincinnati Reds.

"I'm going to go down that path and see where it takes us," Dave Stewart told MLB.com.

Cincinnati has reportedly placed a huge asking price on the closer.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Reach Out To Phillies About Cole Hamels

Jul 27, 2015 8:45 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached out to the Philadelphia Phillies to express interest in Cole Hamels.

Arizona is interested in adding Hamels for the future. They entered play on Monday five games under .500.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame

Jul 26, 2015 5:01 PM

Craig Biggio has been added to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The multitalented native of Smithtown, New York, on Long Island, was enshrined on Sunday, becoming the first Astro to make the Hall of Fame.

He is being honored along with Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz as the Hall of Fame's 2015 class.

ESPN.com

Tags: Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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D-Backs Beat Deadline To Agree With Top Pick

Jul 17, 2015 9:44 PM

Shortstop Dansby Swanson, the first overall pick in baseball's draft last month, agreed Friday to a $6.5M signing bonus with the Diampndbacks just before the deadline for him to reach a deal.

"It was pretty close, like probably the last 10, 15 minutes," said De Jon Watson, the Diamondbacks' senior vice president of baseball operations.

ESPN.com

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Phillies Acquire International Signing Slot From Diamondbacks

Jul 6, 2015 9:42 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired the No. 1 international signing slot from the 2015-16 signing period from the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-hander Chris Oliver, left-hander Josh Taylor, and the No. 9 slot.

Oliver was Philadelphia's fourth-round pick out of the University of Arkansas in 2014.

The Diamondbacks were awarded the largest international bonus pool heading into the July 2 signing season, at $5,393,900.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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All-Star Game Starters Announced

Jul 5, 2015 9:24 PM

2015 ALL-STAR GAME STARTERS ANNOUNCED

Leading Vote-Getter Josh Donaldson Sets All-Time Single-Season Voting Record, Edges Out AL Teammate Mike Trout for Top Overall Spot;

Bryce Harper Finishes as Top NL Vote-Getter, Sets All-Time NL
Single-Season Voting Mark;

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, MLB’s leading vote-getter, and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who led the National League in voting, will be among the starters in the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.  The 2015 AL and NL All-Star starters were unveiled earlier this evening during the “Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show” on ESPN.  

Donaldson, who collected 14,090,188 total votes, set a new all-time single-season voting record, surpassing Josh Hamilton’s 2012 total of 11,073,744 tallies.  

Harper receives his third Midsummer Classic selection (2012-13) and his second fan-elected start (2013), becoming the first player in Nationals-era history to claim multiple fan-elected starting assignments.  

Third baseman Todd Frazier of the host Reds received 9,233,686 votes, surpassing Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals (7,133,753) in the final week to earn his first fan election after being named an All-Star reserve in 2014.  

In the AL, reigning league batting champion Jose Altuve of the Astros reclaimed the top spot at second base in the final week, finishing with 9,634,464 votes to beat out Kansas City’s Omar Infante (8,999,117).  

Angels outfielder Mike Trout received 14,013,021 total votes, which was the second-highest total in the Majors behind Donaldson.  Trout will make his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance and third consecutive fan-elected start.

Joining Trout in the AL outfield will be Royals teammates Lorenzo Cain (12,399,127) and Alex Gordon (10,609,006).  

Rounding out the fan elections in the NL outfield alongside Harper is Giancarlo Stanton (7,036,537) of the Miami Marlins and Matt Holliday (6,362,653) of the Cardinals.  

Two-time AL Most Valuable Player (2012-13) Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers garnered 13,834,271 votes en route to his 10th career All-Star selection (also 2004-07, 2010-14) and third consecutive fan election.  

Cabrera’s NL counterpart will be Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks, who received 9,119,375 votes to attain his second consecutive fan-elected start.  

Giants catcher Buster Posey will make the start behind the plate in the NL, marking his third career Midsummer Classic selection (2012-13) and second career fan-elected start (2012).  

For the AL, Royals backstop Salvador Perez tallied 13,747,294 votes to receive his first career starting assignment in the Midsummer Classic after making the AL squad as a reserve in each of the last two seasons.  

In the AL’s tightest race, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (10,632,184) claimed his fourth All-Star selection (2009, 2013-14) as he held off Kendrys Morales (10,320,500) of the Royals.  

Up the middle of the NL infield will be Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (7,574,750) and Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta (8,478,474).  Joining Altuve up the middle of the AL infield is Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who tallied 11,960,907 votes to receive his first career All-Star selection. 

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Work With Mental Coach Has Helped Goldschmidt

Jun 23, 2015 6:33 AM

Paul Goldschmidt believes that a majority of his success at the Major League level can be attributed to his mental approach.

"A super high percentage," Goldschmidt says. "I don't know if you're saying 95 percent, 75 percent, but it's up there. Because I know physically I was talented, I was good at a young age, so there's definitely that part of it. But to get the big leagues and have success … how you improve is by the mental side."

Goldschmidt was an eighth-round pick in 2009 and wasn't a highly-regarded prospect.

When Goldschmidt got to the Arizona Diamondbacks in August of 2011, he met Peter Crone, a mind and performance coach. Crone has worked with the club since 2009 and when he and Goldschmidt met, they immediately hit it off.

"He helps you take a lot of stress and worry out of things," Goldschmidt said. "Whether it's a fear of failure or really any type of fear, we all have fears or think too much about the future or the past and let that affect us. He just tries to put you in a state of mind where you're focused, but relaxed. It helps you get the distractions out of your head whether it's a fear of failure or worrying about results."

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

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Nationals Interested In Arizona's Middle Infielders
The Nationals have expressed interest in acquiring a middle infielder from the Diamondbacks, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

D-Backs Trade Arroyo, Toussaint To Braves For Gosselin
Bronson Arroyo has not pitched since having Tommy John surgery last July 18.

ESPN.com

Diamondbacks Extended Safety Netting Last Season
At the start of the 2014 season, the Diamondbacks extended their netting, which is 30 feet high, from 73 to 150 feet in length.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Goldschmidt's Preparation, Discipline Have Him Among Best Ever
Paul Goldschmidt has hit .299/.392/.539 during his first four seasons, a slash line that puts him in elite company.

Anna McDonald/ESPN

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Diamondbacks Have Decided On No. 1 Pick
Arizona isn't telling anyone outside the organization who that player will be, but they have let a group of five players know that they were among those being considered for the first pick.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Mariners Acquire Mark Trumbo From Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks will receive catcher Welington Castillo, right-handed reliever Dominic Leone and minor leaguers Gabby Guerrero and Jack Reinheimer while also sending left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno to

ESPN

Mark Trumbo Could Be Trade Bait Soon
The Diamondbacks will soon to have decide if they can trade away the power Mark Trumbo adds to their lineup.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Diamondbacks May Be Looking To Save Bonus Money With No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks may think outside the box when it comes to using the No. 1 pick in next month's Major League Baseball draft.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Saltalamacchia Close To Deal With Diamondbacks
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 30, became free to sign with any club after the Marlins released him with more than $14 million left on his three-year, $21 million contract.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Archie Bradley OK After Taking Liner To Face
The Diamondbacks rookie hit the ground immediately after a second-inning shot off the bat of Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez hit him above the jaw on the right side of his face.

ESPN

Kirk Gibson Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease
Kirk Gibson has been working for FOX Sports Detroit.

ESPN

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