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Gap between expectation and reality too much for Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano swings at a pitch.

  Alfonso Soriano went hitless in five at-bats in his return to New York. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) I’ll never forget the first time I took note of Alfonso Soriano. I was vacationing in Mexico with my wife late in 2001. Thanks to some unbelievably bad closing by Byung-Hyun  Kim, the World Series had gone to seven games that year. I remember More...

by R. Lincoln Harris | Published 5 years ago

Paul Goldschmidt makes contact with the ball at the plate.
By Tyler Maher On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Arizona Diamondbacks defying the odds

  Paul Goldschmidt is a breakout star for the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Norm Hall/Getty Images) Somehow, some way, the Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting at the top of the National League West ahead of the star-studded More...

Brandon McCarthy winds up to throw a pitch.
By Chris Lacey On Monday, April 29th, 2013
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What’s wrong with D-backs pitcher Brandon McCarthy?

Brandon McCarthy has been a disappointment in the desert. The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy in the offseason to provide some depth to the rotation, but he seems to be more of More...

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarty pitches during spring training.
By Jake Mastroianni On Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Arizona Diamondbacks preview: Almost but not quite in 2013

Newcomer Brandon McCarthy adds depth to an already deep Arizona Diamondbacks rotation. After surprising everyone in 2011 by taking the National League West crown, no one was fooled in 2012 as the Arizona Diamondbacks More...

Oscar Taveras takes a swing and watches.
By Pete Dymeck On Thursday, March 7th, 2013

2013 top 50 MLB prospects countdown: 10-1

St. Louis Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras tops the chart of MLB prospects. (David Welker/Four Seam Images) The top 50 MLB prospects thus far have given us an idea of the direction several franchises are going. The More...

Gerardo Parra signing autographs during spring training
By Steve Randel On Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
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D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra remains positive and patient

Gerardo Parra is a fan favorite whether or not he starts. (Michael Chow/azcentral sports) Gerardo Parra, the Arizona Diamondback’s Gold Glove-winning outfielder, will be 26 years old in May with four big-league More...

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