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Arizona Diamondbacks Having a Season of Continued Setbacks

April 29th, 2014 at 10:44 PM
By Earl Burnett

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The 2014 season for the Arizona Diamondbacks has been nothing short of a disappointment, the season has hit the team with early adversity that the the players and coaches have not been able to recover from.

After a certain point it becomes the point of no return, and it appears this season will continue to be more down than up.

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks just need a sustained winning percentage to develop for this season to have some success, but it seems every time the team takes one step adversity takes a bigger step and force the team to take steps backwards.

 

A season of setbacks has been the trend, a trend that is more difficult to break even in a 162 game season.

 

The D-backs first setback started in the off season this year after they did everything they could to acquire the Japanese professional pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and failed to get the Japanese star to commit when they were closely in the running to land him.

 

Things spiraled down hill after that as the team lost its ace for the season Patrick Corbin to tommy john surgery, then from there the injuries continued to mount up as David Hernandez goes down to an elbow injury as well.

 

Last week new power hitter Mark Trumbo suffered a stress fracture and will be out six weeks, at a time he was leading the majors in home runs with seven and also had 19 RBI. 

 

Finally the long awaited 21 year old prospect Archie Bradley was placed on the DL with a flexor strain which will prolong his debut to the major leagues perhaps for the year.

What else can go wrong, when things are spiraling out of control and the franchise is on a down slope it will take some very good trade deadline moves and off season moves to recover from all of the bad moves that got them to this point to began with.

 

Stay tuned for the next article as we will look at the moves of GM Kevin Towers in great detail and see the results of his decision making.

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, MLB

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