Found February 20, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
The Arizona Diamondbacks went from 2011’s MLB darlings to 2012’s disappointment. A lot has to go wrong for a team to go from 94-68 and division winners by 8 games to 81-81 and 13 games out of first place just one year later. A closer examination of the numbers show that the D’backs actually scored 3 more runs in 2012 than in ’11 and only allowed 26 more. The big difference was that they had trouble winning games late. GM Kevin Towers and Manager Kirk Gibson seemed to think that they just didn’t have their type of guys on the roster. What that really meant was shipping out or letting go of Justin Upton, Chris Young, and Stephen Drew. These 3 won’t be officially labeled the fall guys for 2012’s drop-off but they might as well be. New faces that will see major playing time in 2013 include starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy, OF Cody Ross, and new 3B Martin Prado, who came over in the Upton trade. Cliff Pennington came to town via the Chris Young deal and will log the majority of the star...
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