December 2008 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap

D-Backs Extend Snyder's Contract

Dec 30, 2008 4:42 PM

The Diamondbacks have reportedly reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension with catcher Chris Snyder. According to ESPN.com, the deal is pending completion of a physical exam. The package was believed to be worth $14.25 million with a fourth-year club option that could raise the overall value to more than $20 million.

MLB.com

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Snyder, Diamondbacks On Verge Of Extension

Dec 29, 2008 8:51 AM

Diamondbacks' catcher Chris Snyder is reportedly close to finalizing a three-year contract extension with Arizona. Snyder, 28 in February, hit .237 with 16 homers and 64 RBI in 2008. A baseball source said late last week that the final details were being worked out.

MLB Trade Rumors

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D-Backs, Snyder Near 3-Year Deal

Dec 25, 2008 7:27 AM

The Diamondbacks and catcher Chris Snyder are reportedly close to terms on a three-year deal. Snyder and the team have agreed to the framework of a three-year extension that runs through 2011 with a club option for 2012, but the deal's value is not known.

Arizona Republic

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Red Sox Like Montero And Saltalamacchia At Catcher Via Trade

Dec 24, 2008 1:25 PM

The Red Sox are interested in acquiring a catcher, possibly Miguel Montero of Arizona or Jarrod Saltalamacchia of the Rangers. According to major league sources, Red Sox special assistant Allard Baird watched Saltalamacchia on his worst defensive night in winter ball although other scouts who watched him regularly thought he was fine behind the plate.

Boston Globe

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CC's Deal Means Webb Is Close To Payday?

Dec 22, 2008 10:05 AM

With the Yankees having signed CC Sabathia to a contract in the same realm as Johan Santana's, Diamondbacks' ace Brandon Webb appears to be in line for a rather large payday. With two years left on his current deal -- at $6.5 million in 2009 with an $8.5 million team option in '10 -- there is belief that if Arizona doesn't extend Webb's contract this winter, they eventually will lose him to free agency. Team officials won't comment on the situation. Jonathan Maurer, Webb's agent, also would not comment.

Arizona Republic

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D-Backs, Red Sox To Discuss Byrnes Deal?

Dec 21, 2008 11:34 AM

The Diamondbacks and Red Sox could soon revive talks on a trade involving outfielder Eric Byrnes. Arizona is strapped for cash, and Boston is in need of another outfielder. There were rumors of a Byrnes-for-Julio Lugo trade, but the Diamondbacks signed Felipe Lopez to fill their infield void.

Yahoo!

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D'Backs Finalize Lopez Signing

Dec 13, 2008 9:03 AM

The Diamondbacks have finalized the signing of infielder Felipe Lopez, inking him to a one-year, $3.5 million on Friday. "At the beginning of the winter meetings, I didn't think this kind of player would be available for us," Arizona Manager Bob Melvin said. "So I'm as excited as anybody here."

Arizona Republic

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D'Backs Acquire Schoeneweis From Mets

Dec 12, 2008 9:50 PM

The Mets have traded reliever Scott Schoeneweis to the Diamondbacks. New York received right-hander Connor Robertson in Friday's swap and agreed to pay $1.6 million of Schoeneweis' $3.6 million salary for 2009. Schoeneweis was 2-6 with a 3.34 ERA in 73 games this year.

ESPN

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Arizona Signs Felipe Lopez

Dec 11, 2008 10:31 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to sign infielder Felipe Lopez to a $3.5-million, one-year contract, SI.com has learned.

SI.com

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Lugo For Byrnes Being Discussed

Dec 11, 2008 10:28 AM

Steve Phillips of ESPN reported early Thursday morning that the Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing a trade involving shortstop Julio Lugo and outfielder Eric Byrnes.

Press Herald

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Melvin: Byrnes Will Start 2009 On Bench
Diamondbacks' manager Bob Melvin says that Eric Byrnes will begin next season on the team's bench.

East Valley Tribune

Lyon Rejects D-Backs' Offer Of Arbitration
Reliever Brandon Lyon has rejected Arizona's arbitration offer, possibly making the team's offseason shopping list longer.

East Valley Tribune