As it turns out, D-backs general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson will not be entering the final year of the contracts in 2014.
The team on Monday said that it had extended the contracts of both men. The length of the extensions as well as the financial terms were not disclosed.
Contract length for managers and front office personal are meaningless. If a team needs to make a change than they will, no matter when that date is. It's nice that both men have some level of comfort, but if this team goes 5-20 in April then it would likely be adios Mr. Gibson. It's just the nature of the beast.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Dwyane Wade (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game.
Wade didn't play on Wednesday due to a sore knee, so of course he is questionable for Friday. If he isn't in the starting lineup, Mario Chalmers will once again get the start and see a bump in value. Wade has been relatively healthy this season and has produced in a big way in the process. He's averaging 21.6 points and 5.2 assists per game. Analysis: David Kerr
Ross Detwiler has made the Rangers starting rotation.
There are far worse pitchers with starting jobs in baseball, so Detwiler is deserving of this chance. He's bounced back and forth between the starting rotation and the bullpen while pitching for the Nationals, but should settle in as a member of the Rangers' rotation. He has solid value in AL-Only leagues. Analysis: David Kerr