Originally written September 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
SAN DIEGO -- The Diamondbacks did not upgrade their payroll to about 90 million to field a team that will finish near .500 for the second straight season. That much is clear.While D-backs managing partner Ken Kendrick said Tuesday that he, like most, is disappointed with the D-backs' mediocre season, he also said that he is convinced that general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson are the right men for their jobs, if that were ever in question."Absolutely," Kendrick said when asked if Towers and Gibson will be back in 2014."They've performed well. They're established with us. We believe in them. When the results on the won-loss side are not what you hoped for, you look at everybody. We have things we can talk about, and we know we need to do better jobs. Obviously this year is not what we hoped for, but I'm confident we will be better."It's a very competitive business. You are defined by your competition, and the Dodgers have stepped...
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