It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating the beginning of Spring Training. The sun was shining and the roster looked like a vast improvement over the previous two years of 81-81 records. There was quiet optimism that this Arizona Diamondbacks team may be a sleeper pick to sneak up on some teams and play in the post season for the first time since 2011.

Over the course of the next 52 days fans, players, and team personnel have ridden a rollercoaster of emotions that included losing their ace, seeing their 8th inning setup guy go down to an elbow injury, watching their offense return to inconsistent results, and drop three games in Australia including two to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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