I am an avid A's and Diamondbacks fan, and as anybody who watches baseball
knows, both these teams underwent some major changes this season. This
begs the question, will 2005 be a big year or a big disappointment?
Considering how poor of a record the D'Backs complied (and personally I think
their team was better than their record), one might think they can get only
better, but honestly I am very scared. Not only for this year, but for the next
Instead of investing in their future it seems they have instead made PR moves,
building a team that on paper may complete for the NL West, but only because it
is a weak division. They gutted the heart and soul of the team and got
over priced, aging talent in return.
Everyone loves a winner, and with some luck and Depends, there may be even play
off talk (about how quickly they will kicked out of the first round), but there
is more to baseball than just wins. Ask any Mark Grace fan prior to his
stay with the D'Backs. But now, if the team chemistry fails and they
repeat their under performance they are mostly just a collection of people
wearing the same uniform, not the team that fans have come to know and love.
So, will this year be a big year or big disappointment? Well, in my eyes,
it has already been the latter for one team. At least I still have hope in
Billy Beane's magic.
Rohnert Park, CA
|Somebody was a little miffed at Thomas Fitzgerald, and
there wasn't even a Fists of Fitz last week!
I have to be honest, I'm starting to feel like a Howard Stern fan.
Where the hell was last week's 'Fists of Fitz'? Thomas Fitzgerald rarely
knows what he's talking about, but I've found my Saturday's are a lot more fun
when I wake up, turn on my computer, and find whatever piece of garbage that
Front Runner has spit out this week. Here's hoping he hasn't turned tail
like the Yankee fans normally do.
San Diego, CA
The only thing worse that what you wrote was the fact that your are right.
Your last (meaningful) line pegged it: "Good Talent in, Bad Talent
out. As usual, Arizona's got it backwards."
Rohnert Park, CA
THANK YOU!!! I know the dates, I know that Spring Training has started,
I can look at the two or three pics in the Arizona Republic, but there is
nothing quite like getting those first few shots of the players, in uniform,
stretching and throwing and hitting. BASEBALL IS BACK!!! It's the
best time of the year.
This is exactly the type of pitcher the Diamondbacks have never been able to
groom in their own system. Brandon Webb is a nice pitcher, but what the
Diamondbacks need is a guy who wants the ball, who isn't looking for the
trainers room and the disabled list after each start, a guy who can pitch
through pain, through a tough season, through adversity. I'm looking
forward to seeing Mock's career unfold. Keep throwing Garrett, we need you
at the BOB sooner than later!
Casa Grande, AZ
|And at least one of you thinks writing into online
magazines like FutureBacks.com is pretty stupid, and to prove it
they...wrote into an online magazine like FutureBacks.com?
What is wrong with you people? Don't you have anything better to do
than write into stupid Diamondbacks rags that really don't know what they are
talking about? I'm looking forward to the upcoming season in El Paso [Editor's
note: the upcoming season in El Paso should certainly be good, but not for those
looking to follow Diamondbacks prospects, since the D'Backs Double-A team has
moved to Tennessee] and I'm going to try to go to as many games as I can,
but why waste your time writing into a dumb website when you could actually be
at the games? You people need to get lives.
Name withheld by request
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