Arizona has a chance to consolidate its gains on the field, stemming from this season's playoff run with a pre-hot stove win projection of 84.3.
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The D-backs have an excellent rotation and star power in their lineup but have questions in their bullpen. One of free agency's best potential values could be the solution.
D-backs add Miller to 40-man roster
The Arizona Diamondbacks added LHP Jared Miller to their 40-man roster on Monday. Miller posted a 2.93 ERA with 94 strikeouts in 53 combined relief appearances between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Reno last season. The D-backs' 40-man roster is now at 38 players.
Arizona reportedly isn't ruling out a reunion with its closer from last season.
Reinheimer rakes in AFL
Diamondbacks infield prospect Jack Reinheimer went 3-for-3 with a triple and run scored for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. The 25-year-old is now slashing .324/.418/.397 through 21 games this fall.
There's reason to believe Ray still hasn't hit his ceiling just yet. If he can cut down on his walks -- 71 in 162 innings -- he can become a guy who consistently posts sub-3.00 ERAs.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
The BBWAA voted Torey Lovullo as the 2017 NL Manager of the Year, as the Diamondbacks skipper got 18 of 30 first-place votes while steering his team to a National League Wild Card.
The Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo has been named the National League Manager of the Year after leading Arizona to its first postseason appearance since 2011. Twins counterpart Paul Molitor took home the award in the American League.
The Diamondbacks would love to have Martinez back, but the Red Sox need a power bat this winter. Most executives surveyed expect the slugger to land a deal in the $120 million-$160 million range.
Goldschmidt wins Silver Slugger Award
Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt was announced as a National League Silver Slugger Award winner on Thursday. The award honors the best offensive player at each position in each league. Goldschmidt posted a .297 batting average and .966 OPS with 36 home runs and 120 RBIs en route to his third career Silver Slugger win.
Pollock isn't as young as you might think, and his recent injury issues will probably limit him to a shorter contract.
J.D. Martinez had a career year. Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish are potential aces. All of them are available to the highest bidder, but what kind of contracts will they get this offseason?
Agent Scott Boras said he expects the Arizona Diamondbacks to be involved in the free-agent bidding for outfielder J.D. Martinez.
Arizona's struggles in the NLDS against Los Angeles provided a preview of what's probably to come for the D-backs: nice seasons stomped on by their $250 million payroll division rivals.
D-backs re-sign De La Rosa to minors deal
The Arizona Diamondbacks inked RHP Rubby De La Rosa to a minor league contract Tuesday. De La Rosa has been with the organization since 2014. The 28-year-old posted a 4.70 ERA in nine games last season and is expected to miss all of 2018 after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery in August.
The best and the brightest
The nine Gold Glove winners of the National League were announced Tuesday. The Rockies and the Diamondbacks each have two players receiving the honor this year.
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Diamondbacks P Zack Greinke wins his 4th straight Gold Glove Award (the last P to win 4 straight was Greg Maddux). Greinke pitched more than 200 innings and made no errors. He also allowed 5 steals on only 12 attempts.
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Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt won his 3rd Gold Glove, the 3 are the most by any player in Diamondbacks history. Goldschmidt rated as the best in baseball at taking away hits on balls hit in the 1B-2B hole. He's also a standout throw-scooper and rates well at both defending the bunt and starting double plays.
The construction of the 2018 Diamondbacks is officially under way. What's their biggest need? Which one move would you like to see them make?
L.A. has won the division five years running, but Arizona and Colorado were wild cards in '17 -- and the cost of taking a shot at the title won't come cheaply.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The NL MVP finalists include one surprise: Paul Goldschmidt, Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Votto. In a crowded field that included Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon, Votto beats out the two Rockies as a finalist even though he played for a team that lost 94 games. Of course, Stanton also played for a losing team. So does that mean Goldschmidt will win? Prediction: Stanton's 59 home runs and 132 RBIs earn him his first MVP Award.
The Diamondbacks have exercised a $2 million club option on infielder Daniel Descalso, who signed a one-year deal with Arizona in February.
Using ZiPS, the early prognosis at the start of MLB's offseason churns out some interesting predictions for the NL West race.
There's a lot to like here, including the breakout seasons of Robbie Ray (2.89 ERA) and Zack Godley (3.37 ERA). A key will be re-signing J.D. Martinez.
Vegas already looking toward 2018
The World Series just concluded, but the folks from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook aren't wasting any time looking at the odds for next year's champion. Tonight's defeated Dodgers have the projected best odds to redeem themselves next season.
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