Sorry Dbacks, maybe next season. Arizona is the type of team that can either impress fans throughout the states or disappoints in the worst type of way. Flashback to 2016 when Chip Hale had control of the team with a losing record, right behind the San Diego Padres, and now it seems like history repeated itself once more in 2020.
The 60-game season seemed promising to the team who had the potential to earn a spot in the post-season, however, it did not turn out that way whatsoever. Arizona ended with a record of 25-35 losing more than half their games. The statement Arizona attempted to make executed in the worst way. What is left, is the question that lies within the front office.
The Dbacks Organization made it clear all players were up for trade during negotiations in 2020. Resting in last place, Mike Hazen did what any manager wouldn’t think towards the future. Robbie Ray and Archie Bradley were some of the players that were traded for younger athletes. This later lead to the release of Jake Lamb, who since his All-star season in 2016, has spiraled downward.
New Teammates, Same Coaches
Fans watched this year on TV, as Arizona imploded. The front office managed to snag a couple of pitchers and outfielders including players like Josh Vanmeter, Travis Bergen, and Stuart Fairchild. One thing that did remain the same is the coaching staff which may or may not have been the smartest move.
Maybe Next Season
New teammates, same coaches, and a season that could not be repaired. Maybe next season the outcome will be more than what is expected. Arizona may hear these words often “Maybe next season Dbacks” and it’s time for a change. Time for this young team to get in gear to make 2021 the year of big moves. 20 years exactly since the last time the Dbacks won the World Series (2001).
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