The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Dave Madagan as their hitting coach.
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The Pirates have acquired right-hander Allen Webster from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.
D-Backs a surprise contender in 2016?
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Lack of velocity doesn't hurt Ziegler
Brad Ziegler's average fastball is under 84 mph, but he's still among the best in the game at getting outs. There's a reason the D-backs intend to continue with Ziegler as their closer next year. Olney: Top 10 relievers (Insider)
The Arizona Diamondbacks have added three prospects to their 40-man roster and designated right-hander Allen Webster for assignment.
NL MVP voting breakdown
- Bryce Harper, Nationals: All 30 first-place votes, 420 points
- Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs: 18 second-place votes, 234 points
- Joey Votto, Reds: 1 second-place vote, 175 points
Although Washington's season fell short of expectations, Bryce Harper did not, as he led the majors in on-base percentage, slugging and WAR en route to a unanimous selection as NL MVP.
NL MVP is Harper's to lose
No disrespect to the seasons Paul Goldschmidt and Joey Votto had, but Bryce Harper looks like the clear favorite to take home the MVP in the National League.
Shelby Miller is a marketable starter, but A.J. Pollock probably has a higher ceiling.
Adding starters could elevate D-backs
With a good core of players and money to spend, Arizona has the look of a legitimate sleeper this winter, Buster Olney writes. If the team can add a veteran starter or two, look out. Biggest holes on contenders (Insider)
The Phillies have acquired right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Diamondbacks for right-handed pitching prospect Sam McWilliams.
Phillies acquire Jeremy Hellickson
Philadelphia got the RHP from Arizona in exchange for minor league righty Sam McWilliams. Hellickson, the 2011 AL rookie of the year, was 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts last season for the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks appear to be trending up, but do they add pieces around Paul Goldschmidt or stand pat and hope development makes them a contender?
2015 NL Silver Slugger winning infielders
- P: Madison Bumgarner, Giants
- C: Buster Posey, Giants
- 1B: Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
- 2B: Dee Gordon, Marlins
- 3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies
- SS: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Matt Williams returning to Diamondbacks
Williams, fired as the Nationals manager this offseason, will be Arizona's third-base coach, a job he previously held from 2011-13. Williams also played for the D-backs for six seasons and won a World Series with the team in 2001.
Matt Williams, who was fired as manager of the Washington Nationals after two seasons, will return to Arizona's coaching staff as the third-base coach.
Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is one of three finalists for the NL MVP award from teams that failed to make the playoffs. He is joined by the D-backs' Paul Goldschmidt and the Reds' Joey Votto.
2015 NL Gold Glove winning outfielders
- LF: Starling Marte, Pirates
- CF: A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks
- RF: Jason Heyward, Cardinals
The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league outfielder-first baseman Daniel Palka.
The Arizona third baseman from 1998 until his retirement in 2003 was fired as the Nationals' manager after the season.
David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger
A plea to Hall of Fame voters: Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling are both easily qualified by established Hall of Fame standards. Both finished with more career WAR than Tom Glavine or John Smoltz. Mussina won 270 games and Schilling was one of the great postseason pitchers of all time. Time to give more support to these two.
How will Arizona land a pitcher?
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David Price moving to Arizona?
Now that we've got your attention, here's why the idea isn't so ludicrous: The Diamondbacks have money to spend and need a rotation anchor. 10 FA questions