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    Arizona Diamondbacks Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Arizona Diamondbacks to get you started: 

    Established:1998
    Stadium:Chase Field 
    Colours:Sedona red, sonoran sand, black, teal & white
    Hall of Famers:Randy Johnson 
    Hall of Fame Coaches:None 
    Rivals:LA Dodgers 
    Legends:Randy Johnson, Luis Gonzalez, Steve Finley, Curt Schilling, Brandon Webb, Miguel Batista & Craig Counsell 
    Retired Numbers:3: 20, 42 & 51
    League: National League 
    Division:West Division 
    World Series Championships:1: 2001

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    Arizona Diamondbacks History

    The Arizona Diamondbacks along with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (now known as the Tampa Bay Rays) are the youngest MLB franchises as they were awarded an MLB licence to join the league in 1998 when they both played their inaugural seasons. 

    Over 50,000 fans turned up to their first-ever MLB game at Bank One Ballpark, however, they would leave disappointed as the Diamondbacks first game didn’t go to plan as they suffered an opening day defeat to the Colorado Rockies 9-2. 

    After losing five games in a row, the Diamondbacks faithful and the city of Arizona finally had something to cheer about when they got their first-ever win in their seventh game of the season when on April 5 they defeated San Francisco Giants 3-2. 

    The rest of their inaugural season was one of harsh lessons that needed to be learned as they finished the season with a 65-97 record and finished last in the National League West division. 

    It seemed they learned their lessons from their first ever campaign as by the next year they topped the National League West division and they won 100 games and finished the regular season with a 100-62 win loss record and were even the in form away team as they had a 48-33 win loss record on the road. 

    However, they were undone when they met the New York Mets in the National League Division Series (NLDS) as they lost the series 3-1. They missed the playoffs the following year when they finished third in the National League West, they won 85 games. 

    By the next season in 2001, they didn’t have to wait long before they had the ultimate glory in baseball. They topped the National League West division by winning 92 games in which they had a record of 92-70. 

    From there they learned from their mistakes from previous years when they made it to the playoffs where they met the St Louis Cardinals in the NLDS. The whole series was a hotly contested one as they both traded blows in the first few games before Arizona clinched game five to win the series 3-2. 

    They then met the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) where they made light work of the Braves claiming the series 4-1. That victory earned themselves their maiden World Series appearance where they met the World Series champion from the previous year, the New York Yankees. 

    It seemed that being on baseball’s biggest showpiece event didn’t worry them as they took the first two games of the series and a two game advantage in game three. But the Yankees got on a mini roll causing doubts in the youngest MLB team when they took games three, four and five. 

    As it turned out though, the Diamondbacks had nerves of steel as they claimed game six smashing the Yankees 15-2, they backed it up with a 3-2 win in game seven to hand them their only World Series title as Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling were the joint World Series MVP winners. 

    Despite finishing the 2002 regular season winning the National League West Division with a record of 98-64, the Diamondbacks couldn’t go past the NLDS and were crushed by the St Louis Cardinals as any hopes of back-to-back World Series disappeared. 

    The Diamondbacks then suffered a mini playoff drought from 2003 to 2007, which included a 2004 season where they finished last in the National League West when they accumulated only 51 wins. 

    A year later in 2005, the Diamondbacks shocked the MLB world when they made a trade with the New York Yankees which saw Johnosn who led the Diamondbacks to their first World Series in 2001 head to New York to join the Yankees while receiving Javier Vázquez, Brad Halsey, Dioner Navarro in return. Even the latest additions weren’t enough as they finished second in the National League West with 77 wins. 

    Johnson’s move to New York was short lived as was Vazquez at Arizona as the Diamondbacks welcomed back the 2001 World Series MVP pitcher, while offloading Vazquez. 

    Johnson’s homecoming must have boosted morale at the Diamondbacks as they made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2002, when they clinched the National League West Division with 90 wins. However, that joy was short-lived as they lost the NLCS to the Colorado Rockies. 

    It was another turbulent few more years for the Diamondbacks as they narrowly missed out on the playoffs in 2008 with 82 wins but fell to the bottom of the National League West in 2009 and 2010. 

    It was pretty much the same story from 2011 onwards. The year of 2011 saw the Diamondbacks rise straight back up to the top spot of the National League West with 94 wins but fell to the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS losing the series 3-2. 

    Since then the Diamondbacks have only made the playoffs once more which came in 2017. Despite finishing the regular season in second spot in the National League West with a 93-69 win loss record, it was good enough to earn them a wildcard playoff spot where they faced Colorado Rockies.

    They made light work of the Rockies and won the game 11-8 to earn themselves a shot at the NLDS, however, they met a rampant Los Angeles Dodgers side which made light work of the Diamondbacks as they claimed the series 3-0. 

    The last three years the Diamondbacks have thrown up some topsy-turvy seasons as they have missed the wildcard playoffs in 2018 and 2019. In 2020 the MLB cut 102 games off due to the COVID-19 pandemic which saw the league play 60 games instead of their normal 162 game season. This change saw the Diamondbacks finish last in the National League West with 25 wins.

    Expert 2021 Picks & Preview on Arizona Diamondbacks

    If you are a fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Diamondbacks have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the World Series in 2021?

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    Preview on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Manager: Torey Lovullo

    Coming into his fifth season as a Major League Baseball manager, Torey Lovullo currently has a 285-261 win-loss record in charge of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    After being picked in the fifth round by the Detroit Tigers in the 1987 MLB draft, Lovullo  began his 12 year career as a professional baseball player, where he competed in both the Major and Minor leagues in the United States, as well as playing professionally in Japan.

    Following his retirement, Lovullo became a minor league infield coach in Cleveland. He then took his first job as a manager in 2002, taking over the Columbus RedStixx who competed in the Class A South Atlantic League. Lovullo led the RedStixx to the final of the SAL playoffs.

    From there Lovullo began to climb the ranks, becoming a very accomplished manager in the minors. He was named the 2004 Manager of the Year in the Carolina League and the 2005 Manager of the Year in the Eastern League. He was also named the Double-A Manager of the Year by Baseball America and still boasts a 661–609 (.520) win-loss record in his nine-year (2002–10) career as a minor league manager.

    In 2009 Lovullo was brought in by the Boston Red Sox to take over their Triple-A team for the 2010 season and in 2012 he was brought on as a bench coach for the Boston Red Sox in the MLB.

    Lovullo was part of the Red Sox dugout that won the 2013 World Series and in 2015 the Red Sox named Lovullo as their interim manager for the remainder of the 2015 season while John Farrell underwent cancer treatment.

    The Red Sox recorded a .636 winning percentage under Lovullo, and although Farrell returned as the manager in October of 2015, Lovullo had proven himself as a more than manager in the majors.

    In October of 2016, Lovullo was appointed to replace Chip Hale as the Arizona Diamondbacks manager for the 2017 season. In his first year in charge, Lovullo led Arizona to the playoffs, however the Diamondbacks have not been able to return to the postseason since then.

    Preview on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Key Player: Nick Ahmed

    Although Nick Ahmed made his major league debut in 2014, his last two full seasons (non COVID-19 affected) have made him the most important player in the Diamondbacks dugout.

    In 2018, Ahmed had 10 more outs above average than any other shortstop in the MLB to go along with 21 defensive runs saved in his first of back to back Gold Glove seasons.

    After earning his second Gold Glove in 2019, Ahmed’s 51 total defensive runs since 2018 are the second most of any player in the league behind Matt Chapman.

    Ahmed has also proven to be a more than serviceable player on offense since becoming one of the premier defensive players in the league in 2018. Having hit 40 home runs and 181 RBIs at a batting average of .251 in that time.

    Preview on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Next Best: Ketel Marte

    Like it was for the majority of the world, 2020 was a rough year for Ketel Marte, especially compared to his 2018-2019 form.

    Not only did the Diamondbacks limp to a last-place finish in the National League West, Marte personally had a poor year.

    Following a 2018 season that saw him lead the MLB in triples (12), Marte had a breakout 2019 campaign.

    With a .316 batting average, 20 home runs and 51 RBIs, Marte was named the starting second baseman for the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and finished fourth in the National League’s MVP votes.

    However, Marte regressed in the COVID-19 shortened season last year, hitting at just .287 with 2 home runs and 17 RBI.

    Heading into the 2021 season, Arizona are going to need Marte to rekindle his 2018-19 form if the Diamondbacks are going to be taken seriously in the NL West.

    Arizona Diamondbacks Betting & Odds History

    After missing out on the playoffs for the last two years it is no wonder the Diamondbacks were marked at +5000 to make their first World Series since 2001 and were also marked +1000 to make the playoffs. 

    It turned out that neither transpired in a shortened season as any hope of making the playoffs let alone a World Series berth quickly diminished when they began their season with two losses to the San Diego Padres. 

    They found some momentum in late August where they had a winning streak of six games which included wins over the Rockies, Padres and the Oakland Athletics, however, they dropped their next eight games to the Athletics, San Francisco Giants and the Rockies, which pretty much sealed their playoff door shut. 

    Despite this the Diamondbacks finished the season in the top 20 in the MLB when it came to the run line, as they were ranked 14th with a run line of 30-30-0. When they were the home team in the run line, they were ranked 12th in the MLB with a 16-14-0 record. When they were on the road they fell to 20th in the MLB with a record of 14-16-0. 

    When looking at the run line in the National League West, the Diamondbacks were ranked fourth with a 30-30-0 record. They were still in fourth place when they were the home team in the run line with a 16-14-0 record, they were the same when they were the away team. 

    They fell out of the top 20 when it came to the over / under as they were ranked 26th in the MLB with a record of 26-33-1, and was ranked last in the National League West. When looking at the over / under as the home side they were ranked 12th in the MLB with a 15-15-0 record.

    This was good enough to earn second spot in the National League West. When they were on the road they were ranked 26th in the MLB with a 11-18-1 which was the worst in the National League West.

    Arizona Diamondbacks FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Arizona Diamondbacks? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Arizona Diamondbacks play?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks play their home games at the Chase Field. 

    Who owns the Arizona Diamondbacks?

    Ken Kendrick is the majority owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, despite the franchise being owned by a four-man ownership. 

    Have the Arizona Diamondbacks won an MLB World Series?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have won one MLB World Series when they won the series in 2001. 

    Who is the Arizona Diamondbacks general manager?

    Torey Lovullo is the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

    Do the Arizona Diamondbacks play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Arizona Diamondbacks games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Arizona Diamondbacks record?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks had a 25-35 win-loss record for the 2020 MLB season. 

    Did the Arizona Diamondbacks win last night?

    Fans of the Arizona Diamondbacks are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Arizona Diamondbacks worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Arizona Diamondbacks are worth $1.29 billion. 

    Who do the Arizona Diamondbacks play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Arizona Diamondbacks play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks?

    You can watch the Arizona Diamondbacks games on TV channels like ESPN, Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports and MLB Network. 

    Will the Arizona Diamondbacks make the playoffs this year?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks did not make the playoffs in the 2020 MLB season after finishing fifth in the National League West with a 25-35 record. 

    Will the Arizona Diamondbacks get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks received the sixth pick in the 2021 MLB draft. 

    When do the Arizona Diamondbacks play?

    Arizona Diamondbacks fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game and the all-important MLB odds.

    Where did the Arizona Diamondbacks finish the season?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks finished the 2020 MLB season in fifth place in the National League West. 

    How many games did the Arizona Diamondbacks win?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won 25 games during the 2020 MLB season.