Eric Karabell wraps up the 2015 fantasy baseball season with awards, and an early look at his top 25 rankings for next year.
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Remembering Brenly's World Series win
As Jeff Banister leads the Rangers into the playoffs in his first year as manager, we look back on the list of coaches who won it all in their first season. Bob Brenly's 2001 D-backs team is one example. A look at the club
Is Paul Goldschmidt ranked No. 1?
Eric Karabell says you should take Goldschmidt before Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen or Josh Donaldson in fantasy drafts next year. Just how high is he ranked? Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)
D-Backs double up on elite defenders
Together, Nick Ahmed and Ender Inciarte had 33 defensive runs saved this season. Once you consider that Inciarte played all three outfield positions, that total goes up to 49. Were they the biggest breakout defensive pair this year? Breakout defenders (Insider)
D-backs looking to lock up Pollock?
Arizona has already reportedly approached A.J. Pollock about getting an extension done. Is the outfielder open to the idea of signing a long-term deal? MLB rumors roundup
Buster Olney's choice for NL MVP
Olney offers 10 candidates for the award, including Paul Goldschmidt and Bryce Harper. Who does he have taking home the hardware? Buster's blog (Insider)
D-backs rise in Power Rankings
Despite a 21-5 beatdown from Houston on Friday, Arizona ended its season on a high note by winning five of its last seven games. How far up did the team move in our final rankings? Find out here
The Arizona Diamondbacks have fired pitching coach Mike Harkey after two seasons.
Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL West
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Here are the nominees for each NL West team:
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt
- Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Adrian Gonzalez
- San Diego Padres: Matt Kemp
- San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey
Grantland: The 30 Finale: Throw Your Hands Up Like Max Scherzer and Say Goodbye to the Regular Season
Before the Yankees and Astros square off tomorrow, let's sort through 2015 and take one last look at the good, the bad, and the Scherzer. It's the finale of the 30!
Yankees say thank you to D-backs
We're guessing that the trendier way to say thanks is to favorite a tweet. The Yankees threw the Diamondbacks some love via Twitter. Thanks to Arizona's win over Houston, the wild-card game heads over to the Bronx.
Miami's Dee Gordon edged Washington's Bryce Harper for the NL batting title, one of many season-ending statistical awards solidified Sunday across the majors.
The Houston Astros are going to the playoffs for the first time in a decade despite ending the regular season with a 5-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
D-Backs double-up on disappointments
We can't call either of these guys busts. But we are left wondering when, or even if, Yasmany Tomas and Archie Bradley will be the players we thought they would be. Rookie surprises, disappointments (Insider)
Collin McHugh earned his 19th victory, Colby Rasmus homered twice and the Astros beat the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Saturday night to clinch at least a tie for the AL's second wild card.
Dallas Keuchel became the AL's first 20-game winner and the Houston Astros backed him with the highest-scoring game in team history, moving closer to a playoff berth by routing the Diamondbacks.
Welington Castillo had a go-ahead two run double with two out during Arizona's four-run seventh inning that gave the Diamondbacks an 8-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.
Snakes won't hiss at Houston
There's a good chance the Astros could win out since they're headed to the desert. Houston has a .714 win percentage against Arizona since 2011. And if you're a Diamondbacks fan hoping to play spoiler . . . good luck.
Jim Bowden checks in on the Arizona Diamondbacks and what's on their offseason agenda, coming up with four priorities to address.
Chase Anderson pitched effectively into the sixth inning in a combined five-hitter and the Arizona Diamondbacks scratched out a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
Aaron Hill asked to be traded
Why did the veteran infielder request the club look into moving him at the start of the season? And see how he explains his poor play this summer. MLB rumors roundup
Pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin singled in the winning run after Colorado reliever Brooks Brown walked the bases loaded in the 11th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Rockies 4-3 Tuesday nigh
Keep Jose Herrera on your radar
Switch-hitting Herrera is able to hit and has enough arm strength to get things done from behind the plate. Nine sleeper prospects to watch (Insider)
A gold catcher's mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in baseball, Yogi Berra was remembered for being more than one of the game's greats.
Diamondbacks move up in power rankings
The D-backs open their final homestand against the Rockies on Tuesday. See where Arizona landed in our final-week rankings: Power Rankings