September 18, 2006
Today marked the last off day the players will have for the remainder of the 2006 season. It’s hard to believe the regular season is nearly over and even harder to believe that the Arizona Diamondbacks are not going to make it to the post season. For some of the players this off day may be welcomed as it gives them an additional day to heal from the small bumps and bruises that occur from a prolonged season. For other players they may be dreading the thoughts of having a day off. During the last off-day both Luis Gonzalez and Craig Counsell met with management only to find that their starting positions with the organization were being given to others basically ending their tenure with the club after this year is over. Given the youth movement that this organization is committing to, any veteran with more than a few years experience could be thinking that they may be next.