February 5, 2010

Webb enthused for Tuesday bullpen session

Category: Uncategorized — Nick Piecoro - NickPiecoro's Blog - azcentral.com @ 2:01 pm
The closer Brandon Webb gets to throwing his first bullpen session, scheduled for Tuesday, the more excited he’s seems to get.
“I’m excited to get back on the bump,” he said. “I actually watched a couple of videos -- I was watching my mechanics and stuff last night. It was from ’08, I just found it on our web site. I was watching all those games. I’m ready to go.”
Webb, who is recovering from August shoulder surgery, threw another flatground session at Chase Field this morning and came away feeling good. He says he’s pain-free.
“It’s something that, not all of a ...

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Reynolds acknowledges contract talks

Category: Uncategorized — Nick Piecoro - NickPiecoro's Blog - azcentral.com @ 12:59 pm
Exactly two weeks till pitchers and catchers report...
The Diamondbacks allowed the media into Chase Field this morning for an informal workout, and we had a chance to catch up with a few of the guys. We’ll start with third baseman Mark Reynolds and follow that up with a Brandon Webb update a little later. (Video included!)
Reynolds acknowledged that talks about a contract extension are ongoing but they appear to be in the preliminary stages. He said the sides have tossed around ideas on length but haven’t yet talked dollars.
“It’s kind of a sticky situation,” he said. “I don’t really want ...

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February 4, 2010

What an extension might look like for Mark Reynolds

Category: Uncategorized — Nick Piecoro - NickPiecoro's Blog - azcentral.com @ 11:16 pm
We’ve heard there is some mutual interest from the Diamondbacks and third baseman Mark Reynolds in working out a contract extension and that the club is expected to make an offer sometime before spring training.
There are some indications that the sides could talk about a three-year deal. In theory, that sort of contract could work for both sides.
Reynolds still is a year away from becoming eligible for arbitration for the first time, so his salary for 2010 will be club-controlled, i.e., in the $500,000 range. So if they did a three-year deal this off-season (2010-12), it would cover two arbitration ...

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February 3, 2010

Playing catch-up

Category: Uncategorized — Nick Piecoro - NickPiecoro's Blog - azcentral.com @ 10:35 pm
Checking back in after having been away on furlough, let’s go over a few things we missed while I was away:
*RHP Edwin Jackson and the team still appear to be headed toward an arbitration hearing. Jackson filed at $6.25 million and the team came in at $4.6 million. In a story Friday, MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert explained the situation as it relates to Astros LHP Wandy Rodriguez, whose case could end up impacting Jackson's.
We hear the team has broached the idea of a two-year deal with Jackson, which would buy out both of his remaining arbitration years. We’re told that’s more ...

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Whats up with minor league pitching coach Doug Drabek

Category: Uncategorized — Nick Piecoro @ 10:12 pm
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