Blog Entry

Dbacks, Bloomquist figure it out

Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:07 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2011 12:24 pm
The Diamondbacks and Willie Bloomquist are back on track, with the infielder/outfielder agreeing to a two-year, $3.8 million deal, according to sources.

The versatile nine-year veteran had declined his end of a $1.1 million mutual option last week in what became a mini-drama, what was characterized as miscommunication between the club and Scott Boras, agent for Bloomquist. In the aftermath of that, the club signed utility infielder John McDonald to a two-year, $3 million deal which led to speculation that Bloomquist's days in the desert were finished.

Arizona signed Bloomquist last winter as a free agent, and the 33-year-old veteran quickly became a valuable piece of the Diamondbacks' unexpected run to the NL West title. He batted .266/.317/.340 and played 59 games at shortstop, 25 in left field and one at second base.

Among other things, he became the club's everyday shortstop when Stephen Drew went down with a fractured ankle in July.

Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 6:15 pm

Dbacks, Bloomquist figure it out

The only question with resigning Willie Bloomquist is simply... how much does he have left in the tank? While he was very solid down the stretch for us and God knows we needed him desperately at times... he's no longer an everyday player and you could see he was considerably slower in his last few games. Nice backup... but let's hoipe Stephen Drew is healthy for 2012!  

Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 3:29 pm

Dbacks, Bloomquist figure it out

Whoa, Slow down slammin' 6.  It's very difficult to repeat as champions with a target on your back.  The Giants still have great pitching, they will get Buster Pose back, and it looks like they may add Jose Reyes (the best lead off man, steals man, and a .341 career batter) to their mix.  We too will get back Drew, but you can't just annoit them.  Trust me, the Rockies and Giants will be back pushing for the division title next season.  We'll see.  This is a good signing for us though.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 2:40 pm

Dbacks, Bloomquist figure it out

Start printing playoff tixs again as the D-Bags have the Bloomer locked up & defensive whiz John mcDonald.  Those two jobbers, McDonald in particular are not worth having on the roster.  Guess you need fill ins if you think a Drew will stay healthy/motivated.  Good luck desert dwellars.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or