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Monday, December 14, 2015

How the D-Backs Landed Grienke in 333 Minutes

Ken Kendrick, the Diamondbacks’ managing general partner, made the call at about noon MT on Friday, Dec. 4.

The D-backs were about 5½ hours away from reaching a six-year, $206.5 million agreement with free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke. But at that point, they had yet to even inform Greinke’s agent of their interest in the pitcher.

Lots of interesting stuff in here. It certainly makes Grienke look like a mercenary (he didn’t even talk to the team until after the offer was accepted), and Dave Stewart is portrayed as a total bystander to the process.

PreservedFish Posted: December 14, 2015 at 12:51 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: arizona diamondbacks, dave stewart, zack greinke

Monday, September 07, 2015

WATCH: Kris Bryant hits one off Wrigley video board

If not for running into the video board, MLB statcast estimates that the homer was going 495 feet. That makes Bryant’s shot the longest of the 2015 season for anyone in the majors. Here’s the top 10:

1. Bryant on Sunday, 495 feet
2. Michael Taylor, 8/20, 492.8
3. Jonathan Schoop, 8/26, 484.5
4. Nelson Cruz, 4/29, 482.7
5. Josh Donaldson, 4/23, 481.2
6. Hanley Ramirez, 6/21, 480.5
7. Giancarlo Stanton, 6/23, 478.6
8. Giancarlo Stanton, 5/16, 478.4
9. Giancarlo Stanton, 6/5, 478.4
10. Kris Bryant, 6/5, 477.4 [/em}


 

 

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