The Bard's Take

Commentary reviewing the current state of the Arizona Diamondbacks by TolkienBard

An Open Letter to Greg Hansen

81

A measured response to Arizona Daily Star sports journalist Greg Hansen's editorial dated July 28, 2014.

Part 3: Of Curveballs and Patience

8

Concluding the examination of the Diamondbacks ditching development through Reno.

Part 2: Of Enright, Collmenter and Miley

10

Part 2 of the look at Diamondback pitching development and the Reno effect.

Part 1: Developing pitchers

13

A detailed look at the Diamondback pitching development since the 2009 move of the AAA affiliate to Reno.

Case Closed

39

Why the trade to acquire Addison Reed may or may not have been well-advised and why now is the time to move on

The Bard's Take: Tony Gwynn

13

One of the greatest hitters of all-time has passed away. Tony Gwynn died this morning after a 5 year battle with salivary cancer.

The Bard's Take: The 2014 First Round Draft Pick

82

With the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft only three days away, the Bard gives his take on who the Diamondbacks might or should take with the pick.

The Bard's Take: Mark Trumbo

69

Looking at the cost of Mark Trumbo and how the Diamondbacks have chosen to pay it.

The Bard's Take: Daniel Hudson Special Edition

8

What does Daniel Hudson's recovery and subsequent conversion to bullpen arm mean for both his future and the future of the Diamondbacks?

The Mulligan

24

Kevin Towers opened the offseason taking a do-over on his acquisition of Heath Bell. Was it the right move? And what was the real cost?

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