February 28, 2010

D-Backs’ Brandon Allen says Adam LaRoche signing ‘a blessing’

Category: AZ Republic — Nick Piecoro @ 8:25 pm
When the Diamondbacks signed first baseman Adam LaRoche, you could imagine what Brandon Allen's reaction might have been. Your imagination would have been wrong.

Webb encouraged by latest bullpen session

Category: Nick P's blog — Nick Piecoro - NickPiecoro's Blog - azcentral.com @ 3:15 pm
These were not the best of conditions for baseball activities, but right-hander Brandon Webb still felt he moved forward today with another bullpen session.
Throwing on a mound in a covered batting cage area at Kino Sports Complex, Webb threw 43 pitches.
He again threw fastballs and change-ups and felt he made progress with his mechanics.
“I keep repeating myself, but I think it keeps getting better every time,” he said.
And for the first time, reporters were allowed in to watch Webb throw (video below).
“Made me a little nervous,” he joked.
My impressions: It looked like what Webb and the coaches had been saying. ...

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D-backs announce spring rotation schedule

Category: MLB.com — Steve Gilbert @ 2:26 pm
D-backs manager A.J. Hinch announced his rotation for the first few games of the Cactus League schedule, which begins on Thursday against the Rockies.

Webb’s velocity better in latest session

Category: MLB.com — Steve Gilbert @ 1:14 pm
Brandon Webb threw 43 pitches in his fourth bullpen session of the spring on Sunday, once again mixing in some changeups and improving his mechanics.
February 27, 2010

Diamondbacks pitcher Blaine Boyer’s recruiting pays off with Adam LaRoche, Kelly Johnson

Category: AZ Republic — Nick Piecoro @ 11:22 pm
D-Backs' pitcher Blaine Boyer gets to reunite with two of his better friends; Adam LaRoche, Kelly Johnson.
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