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What A Difference A Year Makes

What A Difference A Year Makes

Last year was a disappointment, last offseason was a nightmare, so what do you call this season, when outfielder Chris Rahl is hitting better than .360, showing developing power, and quickly inserting himself into the conversation with Young, Quentin, Hairston, and Upton? You call it an Underdog Story, and Chris Rahl is perfectly fine with that.

What a difference a year makes.  Last season Chris Rahl went to the Short Season A Yakima Bears and put up what most would feel were respectable, but underwhelming, numbers.  Especially when you factor in that Rahl was the D'Backs fifth round choice in 2005 out of William and Mary.  His .269/1/10 (in 182 at bats) looked more like the numbers a fringe pro might be putting up than the type of...

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