Nearly everyone, myself included had lamented at the lack of progress the Diamondbacks had been making this off season. If I would have stopped to think about it, it does seem almost laughable that I would be stressed out that Arizona had not pulled the trigger on any number of deals. After all this is a team that was among the youngest in all of the major leagues and by all accounts was set for a long run of success as this core of young talent matured. Really all that was lacking was a little starting pitching depth and that too didn’t seem very far removed if you looked at the farm system. But in a society that revolves around instant gratification we fully expected the Arizona Diamondbacks to aggressively go after each and every free agent or entertain every trade to make themselves better.


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