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Jim Marshall

About Jim Marshall

I have lived in Phoenix for over 45+ years. I am an avid baseball, basketball, football and hockey fan. My favorite teams are the local professional sports teams yes even the Phx Mercury, as well as THE Arizona State Sun Devils. My favorite sport is baseball. I am a collector of baseball memorabilia. My favorite athlete of all time is Baseball Hall of Fame member Harmon Killebrew. I enjoy attending live sporting events and I am a season ticket holder for the Arizona Cardinals. I enjoy traveling the state of Arizona with my lovely wife Patti.

MLB: AZ Diamondbacks starting rotation

In order for the AZ Diamondbacks to remain competitive, the starters will have to find a way to go deeper into games. Aside from hard luck Chase Anderson, the starting rotation has performed poorly and they are continually inconsistent. Short … Continue reading

MLB: AZ Diamondbacks Long Relief Pitching

Over the last few years the Arizona Diamondbacks have needed to rely on and have had good luck with their long relief pitchers. Their long relief pitchers have been able to eat up innings either through long relief assignments or … Continue reading

MLB: AZ Diamondbacks Quarter Mark of the Season

We have hit the quarter mark of the 2015 MLB season and I would say that the Arizona Diamondbacks have made it a rather fun season so far for their fans. At this time last year the Diamondbacks were fourteen … Continue reading

MLB: AZ Diamondbacks Yasmany “El Trueno” Tomas

When the AZ Diamondbacks signed Yasmany “El Trueno” Tomas to a six-year, $68.5 million contract on November 26, 2014, he was regarded as a big-time slugger and MLB ready at the plate. That analysis was based on his professional career … Continue reading

MLB: The AZ Diamondbacks Closer Issues

For baseball fans, nothing is more frustrating than a blown save! Your team spends the better part of a game getting a lead or rallies to capture the lead; then the ninth inning arrives and your closer comes out; fans … Continue reading

MLB: AZ Diamondbacks Bullpen Issues

With the second month of the season underway for the Arizona Diamondbacks, this team should feel positive about what they have seen so far. At this time last year the Diamondbacks were 7 and 19 and were failing at hitting, … Continue reading

MLB: AZ Diamondbacks Hitting and Pitching

Before the 2015 season began, expectations for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ season were low. Projected win totals were between 65 and 70. Those projections were based on a suspect starting pitching staff and an unpredictable bullpen. It is still early, but … Continue reading

MLB: The AZ Diamondbacks Weekend Series against the SF Giants

The Diamondbacks won their weekend series against the Giants, taking three out of four in San Francisco. The team saw solid starting pitching from Archie Bradley, Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson and solid hitting from Paul Goldschmidt, A J Pollock, … Continue reading

MLB: AZ Diamondbacks Outfielder Ender Inciarte

When the 2015 regular season opened for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the plan was for outfielder Ender Inciarte to divide playing time in left field with David Peralta. However, with a torrid hitting streak to start the season, Inciarte has proven … Continue reading

MLB: AZ Diamondbacks 2015 Preview

As the Arizona Diamondbacks begin the 2015 MLB season, they are looking to bounce back after a terrible 2014 season that ended with the worst record in baseball, at 64-98. They have a new Manager in Chip Hale. This is … Continue reading