The 2006 Diamondbacks got off to an incredibly fast start, going 34-22 (.607) in their first 56 games, and creating some unrealistic expectations for a team in rebuilding mode.. The rest of the way, the club sputtered to 42-64 (.396). For the whole season, no NL team posted a winning percentage above .607 or below .396. What went right, what went wrong, and what will 2007 hold in store?
October 3, 2006
The incumbant LF keeps producing, and may soon win over the Arizona fan base. ALSO: Claudio Vargas is quietly solid at the back end of the rotation, Brandon Webb has one more chance to improve his Cy Young resume, and Johnny Estrada could be on the way out.
September 28, 2006
The Diamondbacks choked in a crucial 12-game stretch against the rival Giants, Padres, and Dodgers. They are now four games out of the Wild Card and six-and-a-half back in the division. Find out what went wrong and what do they need to do to get back in the hunt.
August 30, 2006
The 40 man roster seems easy. On September 1st, just call up the 15 best guys in the minors, bring them to Phoenix, and hope they can help the club down the stretch, or at worst, get some valuable experience at the Major League level. As D'Backs Director of Player Development AJ Hinch explains there is much more to the process than that.
August 23, 2006