Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Team: Arizona Diamondbacks Record: 50-45 (1st Place) Biggest Surprise of First Half: The Diamondbacks are in first place, and they should consider themselves very fortunate to be in this position. They play in a weak very division, and are the only team that over .500. The biggest surprise is that despite their record, they have one of the worst bullpens in baseball. They have 19 blown saves on the season, with three different relievers each blowing five games; David Hernandez, Heath Bell, and J.J. Putz. The saving grace is that they have won 21 one-run games, ten extra-inning games, and have 26 come from behind victories. Another surprise for the team is emergence of starting pitcher Patrick Corbin becoming the ace of the rotation; he has won 11 games with a 2.35 ERA. Biggest Disappointment of First Half: The team is first, but the bullpen situation will have to addressed by General Manager Kevin Towers over the All-Star break. He can either use players from within the farm system ...
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