Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/14/12
After dismal 65-win campaign that led to an in-season managerial change and an overhaul in the front office, the D-Backs won the National League West in 2011 and earned a first-round series with the Brewers on the heels of a 94-win season. While improvement was expected, the division title was a surprise to many as few improvements were made by new general manager Kevin Towers. Plenty of things went right - including the emergence of Ryan Roberts and Josh Collmenter, as well as the late-season arrival of Paul Goldschmidt to stop the revolving door at first base - and the franchise now appears to be positioned for another run at the NL West crown. Offseason Moves Re-signed second baseman Aaron Hill. It's been a disappointing ride for Hill since his 36-homer, 108-RBI breakout in 2009, but he seemed to find his stroke again after the Blue Jays traded him to the D-Backs for Kelly Johnson in August. When his batting average plunged toward the Mendoza Line in 2010, it was the byproduct...
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