Announcing the Phoenix Fanster Athlete of the Year

January 5, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The annual Fanster Phoenix Athlete of the Year poll is out. The annual poll is voted on by writers and contributors of the Phoenix sports community. Several Arizona baseball players made the list, including high school and college players.

Check out the results at Fanster.com

D-backs, Rockies Courted by Casa Grande

February 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

az_hardballIn a move that might not be too surprising to valley residents, the city of Casa Grande has expressed sincere interest in being the new Spring Training home for the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Although there appears to be no funding for the move of the teams, the city has approved to put an addition on their May 19th general election ballot for a tax increase that is expected to assist with the financing of the move for the teams. This move would potentially eliminate the presence of Spring Training Baseball in the city if Tucson, where both teams are currently located. This would also prove to be a potentially critical decrease to the city’s tourism revenue. Although the City of Tucson has voiced dissatisfaction of any move, regardless of the location, it appears that courting cities are coming into play. Read more

The Big Unit Leaves AZ to Pitch for Rival Giants

December 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

feat_dbacks_0001Randy Johnson will no longer be in a Diamondbacks uniform as he signs a one-year agreement with the San Francisco Giants. Randy, having pitched tremendously for the D-backs during his career has voiced some amount of disappointment as he leaves Phoenix to pitch for the NL West Division rivals. Read more

D-Backs Winter Meeting Update

December 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Recent media reports claimed that the Winter Baseball Meetings would be pretty quiet for the Diamondbacks, who were not expected to make much of a splash this year. To our surprise there has been some interesting revelations as the team makes moves to fill some gaps and strengthen other roles. For the team, overall, money issues has been a recurring theme for the ball club as they opted not to make any arrangements with the Big Unit to return to Arizona for his next season. Read more

Eric Byrnes to Appear at Pat Tillman Benefit

October 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

This year, for the second time in Arizona Fall League, The Pat Tillman Foundation will partner with the AFL for an event to benefit the foundation. Outfielder Eric Byrnes and others will be at the event to help to raise funds for the organization. The event will take place on Saturday, November first as the Scottsdale Scorpions host the Surprise Rafters. If you need a reason to go catch a Fall League game this should definitely assist with that need.
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