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Did Dbacks new management want this successful season?
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:45:21 PM »
IMO I think the success of the Dback's first half was the last thing the new management team wanted.  Dbacks are not set up for long term success and have many massive pay increases coming up in the next couple years for players like Goldy and Tomas as well as either trading or resigning guys like Pollock, Corbin, Delgado and some others.  We have the worst farm system in MLB.  Up until the draft, we didn't have a single prospect in the top 100 prospect list or even one in the top 10 at each position.  Judging by the Segura trade last winter for Walker and Marte, who are both young and under team control/arbitration until at least 2020, management wanted to get rid of some big name, win now type of players to rebuild our system and set the team up for sustained success.  This winning season so far has only made it extremely hard to justify trading away guys like Pollock, Tomas, Greinke, Corbin, Goldy(who I dont think is untouchable anymore) for prospects.  The only trades fans will want to see the Dbacks make at this deadline would be to further this year's cause to make the playoffs which puts them in a tough spot.  On a side note, Lovullo needs to, at the very least, pick a 1-6 batting order and stick with it 5/7 games at the very least.  Pollock, Peralta, Goldy, Lamb, Owings, Drury order should be a daily given, LHP or RHP starter.


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Re: Did Dbacks new management want this successful season?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 01:59:01 PM »
This team has serious holes to fill if they ever want to give LA a serious challenge. Not a ton of holes, but man - a a good right handed batter who can hit and play a solid left field would be huge for this team. Right now, if you want to virtually guarantee a win against the Dbacks, pitch a lefty... The Dbacks are 29th in the Majors in batting average against lefties with the 6th most strikeouts vs lefties... As for a closer, I think we're gonna ride with Rodney for the rest of the season, which will mean a lot more ups & downs and all arounds... Does Archie step into the role next year? Or, does he move back into the rotation??

DBacks management did say they were going to look into making trades, so we'll see...

I'm still trying to get over the D-Backs blowing a 3 run lead in 9th.  I have to say probably every Giants fan was rooting for the Diamondbacks up 4-1 going into the bottom of the ninth. That has to be one of the worst closer performances I've ever seen. RODNEY is a clown.


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Re: Did Dbacks new management want this successful season?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 02:28:11 PM »
Yea, I can only dislike Rodney so much because for the most part he has been able to convert saves.  He has 22 saves with 5 blown.  Much more problems recently though.  He had a rough start to the year, then a solid couple months and now he seems to be regressing.  As far as the left handed starter comments, you are spot on.  I've been ranting about that on twitter for a month lol.  Like you mentioned we are HORRIBLE against LHP.  You would think that wouldn't be the case as we have quite a few good right handed batters (Owings, Drury, Goldy, Pollock).  We had kinda been lucky and not seen many LH starters until we saw 3 in a row in the LA series (2 being arguably the best LHP in the MLB).  My biggest issue has been the lack of continuity in our lineups.  Like in most sports, rhythm and routine are important.  We have absolutely no continuity in our lineups.  And we rest guys multiple times a week... I mean on Saturday, Pollock and Peralta were rested even though 1 day later they would have a 7 day break.  The game the other night vs LA where Rodney came in with a 1-4 lead, he was allowed by Lovullo to give up 4 walks, 2 hits and get 0 outs before being taken out.  That falls on Lovullo more than Rodney IMO.  I think Bradley could definitely take over the closer role.  He has excelled in the set up role.  I highly doubt he moves back into the rotation after the success he has had in the bullpen.  I feel like Tomas can be that good power hitting right handed corner outfielder.  I know people give him a lot of flak, and granted I don't think his contract is not sustainable for the Dbacks as it starts increasing next year a LOT, but he does produce offensively.  Guy hit .270 with 31 HR last year.  I have NO idea what they are doing with his rehab.  Pollock's rehab assignment was also ridiculous to me.  They had him on rehab assignment for over 3 weeks.. coming back from a groin strain lol.
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