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Most of this offseason’s banter about the Diamondbacks will focus on them acquiring a starting pitcher. That’s the weakest link of a team that’s otherwise very good and should only be getting better in the short term. As we’ve explored and first stated over a year and a half ago, 2017 looks to be the pinnacle year for Arizona with …

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So Towers Wants an Ace, Huh?

On December 5, 2013 By

By now, you’ve likely read or heard Kevin Towers’ comments regarding what’s on the Diamondbacks’ shopping list. If you’ve been reading Inside The Zona, you’re probably well aware of what those purported needs are, as we’ve been covering them for a couple of months. In short, Towers feels that the team needs a clear-cut leader of the pitching staff …

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Getting Beyond Average

On November 14, 2013 By

The Diamondbacks were an average club in 2013. Literally, they were average as their winning percentage was exactly .500. Figuratively, they were pretty average, too. They seemed to balance out fits of poor offense with great pitching and when the bats came around, the staff couldn’t make outs. Arizona had Paul Goldschmidt, an NL MVP finalist, but balanced …

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