You win a few, you lose a few, and for the Diamondbacks, those wins and losses came in exact equal proportion for the second year in a row -- 81 of each.
To avoid tedium, let's categorize those 81 wins and losses in 2013 season on a larger scale.
5 THINGS THAT WENT RIGHT
Goldschmidt happened, and happened, and
The D-backs signed Goldschmidt to a 32 million, five-year contract extension this spring on the come, identifying him as "an emerging young superstar," in manager Kirk Gibson's words.
Goldschmidt moved into the No. 3 spot in the order when Aaron Hill suffered a fractured two weeks into the regular season and looks to be a fixture for the length of contract, through 2019. He was the first player since Albert Pujols to lead the league in total bases, slugging percentage and OPS.
For the esoteric, Goldschmidt also led the NL in win probability added, a metric that not only considers basic statistics but also weighs performance in high-leverage situations to determine a pla...