Choosing which prospects to call up to the big-league club will be difficult for the Arizona Diamondbacks due to limited roster spots and a lengthy cast of worthy players.
From standing pat to potentially dealing one of the team’s young up-and-coming outfielders, there was always a wide range of possible outcomes for the Diamondbacks at this year’s MLB trade deadline. President and CEO Derrick Hall told Arizona Sports’ Bickley & Marotta less than a week before the deadline that any moves the team made would be aimed at improving...
The Diamondbacks stood pat on trade deadline day, but AJ Preller sure didn’t. How will the Diamondbacks compete in the NL West with Juan Soto in San Diego? Join Jesse Friedman and Jacob Franklin as they react to the final moments of the MLB trade deadline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzRVhbeq3zY
Luke Weaver is the latest addition to the list of promising Diamondbacks pitchers who struggled to produce consistently in the big leagues.
Jesse and Jacob react to Seth Beer’s call-up (which happened mid-way through the show!) and the Diamondbacks’ other roster moves. They also discuss the latest on the trade deadline, Seiya Suzuki’s controversial hot dog order and your Mailbag Monday questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5AF02nEtlo&t=1369s
A sad weekend for Diamondbacks fans sours further with a sweep at the hands of the red-hot Atlanta Braves. On the positive side, Jake McCarthy is shining in his new everyday role, and Merrill Kelly capped off an incredible month of July. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAr6nnWnTUM&t=2556s
A day Arizona Diamondbacks fans have long dreaded but expected has arrived. On Saturday, the D-backs traded 34-year-old outfielder David Peralta to the Tampa Bay Rays for 19-year-old catcher Christian Cerda. After making some mechanical adjustments over the offseason, Peralta slashed .248/.316/.460 with 12 homers, 41 RBI and 1.5 fWAR for the D-backs this year in 87 games. His .212 ISO — a measure of raw power — was the second-highest of his career. In 20 games in the Florida Complex League for the Rays, Cerda was batting .315/.464/.519 in 69 plate appearances. The D-backs like his makeup, his ability to control the strike zone and his power potential. They figure to save about $3 million in the deal. Peralta…
Jesse and Jacob Franklin give their instant reaction to David Peralta being traded to the Tampa Bay Rays. They discuss what the D-backs got in return, who could get called up and what Peralta has meant to the franchise for nearly a decade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ilA3mVbBqw&t=855s
Jesse is joined by long-time Diamondbacks writer and analyst Jeff Wiser to discuss the team’s second-half surge, what to expect at the trade deadline and updates from the minor leagues. MLB Network host and former Diamondbacks radio voice Mike Ferrin also joins the show to share his thoughts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-8EAn9RzG0&t=858s
Last month, MLB insider Jon Heyman wrote that the Arizona Diamondbacks “would entertain offers” for veteran lefty Madison Bumgarner leading up to the trade deadline on Tuesday. Should the Diamondbacks make such a move, Bumgarner’s start against the Atlanta Braves on Friday could be his last in Arizona. Nonetheless, all signs point to the lefty staying put, at least for now. On the surface, Bumgarner is exactly the type of player a contender would covet. He is a battle-tested veteran with a respectable 3.71 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and a .257 batting average against in 2022. Those numbers may not jump off the page, but they are more than adequate for a team looking to improve the back end of its…