SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After a rookie season that saw Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley win 16 games, make the All-Star team and finish second in National League Rookie of the Year voting, it might seem natural he'd come to spring training this year with a little swagger.
Save a little seniority in the clubhouse, that has not been the case. Instead, Miley showed up for camp hoping to build on his success in 2012 but determined not to let it affect how he approaches the new season.
"You've got to avoid that," Miley said. "You've got to put that stuff behind you. Whether it's good or bad, you've got to forget about it and move forward.
"What I told everybody is that I'm trying to come into camp thinking exactly the way I did last year -- not with a spot or anything like that, still have to work hard and prove yourself."
Sounds like a solid method for avoiding a sophomore slump.
Contributing to Miley's grounded perspective...