Diamondbacks win in Trumbo trade, Sammy Duane back coaching

Mid-Summer Three Dots…

For those who were quick to rip on the Diamondbacks for the Mark Trumbo trade, how are you doing right about now?
In 28 games for Seattle, Trumbo is batting all of .214 with 2 home runs. The Mariners are one of the biggest disappointments in all of baseball.
The Diamondbacks stabilized their catching situation by getting Wellington Castillo back in the deal. From my understanding, Castillo has been a terrific teammate. His .286 batting average and five home runs in just 23 games has given Chip Hale another bat down in the lineup. Defensively, he’s been more than serviceable…

Two All-stars, a MVP candidate, and a near .500 record at the All-Star break. These are YOUR 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks. Imagine if they had just one top of the rotation starting pitcher where this team might be in the standings?…

Good to hear that Valley basketball coaching icon Sammy Duane is staying active. The former Corona Del Sol head coach is doing some work for AZPower. One of the top club basketball teams in the state. When Duane left Corona after this past season, most were shocked he would walk away from one of the top teams in the nation. I think he’s going to be just fine…

Did a speaking gig with Todd Graham up in Pinetop recently. He told me that the Sun Devil football team has at least 8 seniors that the NFL has deemed as draft prospects for 2016.
This coming Tuesday you will see a media blitz around the construction of Sun Devil Stadium. The final cement pouring for the south end zone structure will be taking place…