Arizona Diamondbacks Offseason Recap and Preview

This is the picture for the Diamondbacks’ 2010:
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Losing close to 100 games with a power hitting line-up will do that to a team.

Grade: D

Notable Additions:
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Zach Duke, Melvin Mora, JJ Putz, Henry Blanco, Xavier Nady, Willie Bloomquist, Wily Mo Pena, Cody Ransom, Micah Owings, and Armando Galarraga.

Notable Subtractions:
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Mark Reynolds, Brandon Webb, Rodrigo Lopez, DJ Carrasco, Adam LaRoche, Augie Ojeda, and Dontrelle Willis.

Why?:  This is the one team where the quality of the stars lost beats the quantity of the additions gained. The losses of Brandon Webb, Adam LaRoche, and Mark Reynolds are big as all three have played major roles in the Diamondbacks organization. Without LaRoche and Reynolds, the big strength of the team, it’s power, is considerably weakened.

I just don’t think that they will be able to win if they cannot score runs like they used to. Even if they do well in the pitching aspect of the game. I like the fact that they are trying to change the culture of the free swingers. Now if only they can get rid of Chris Young.

I do wonder how they will rebuild, though.

Predicted Record Range: 60-65 wins. Well if they won 65 with LaRoche and Reynolds, then they should win a bit less if not more.

Up Next: Nobody. Wohooo. Finally I’m done. Two weeks into the season isn’t that bad, right?

2 Comments

Well thanks Matt,

I was a bit skeptical as to how many people were reading them but now I know I have at least one frequent viewer. The funny thing is that I was too lazy to look all the names up too and just googled everything. Hopefully I can get them all up before opening day next year as this was a spur of the moment idea.

Any suggestions for next year?,
Mateo

I didn’t comment until now on these ‘Offseason Recap and Preview’ entries. I read them ALL but was waiting until the final one to give a thumbs up. Great job. These entries helped to inform me on things I normally would of been too lazy to look up myself.
-Matt

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