Piecoro: D-Backs reality check


With their five most-coveted free agents set to depart and the Diamondbacks left to peruse the discount aisle of free agency, the harsh realities are hard to ignore, as are the tough questions that accompany them. Here's one: Will the Diamondbacks be better next year? Before that, let's start with the big picture: In the grand scheme, the club is in pretty good shape in terms of being a competitive team now and remaining one for years to come.