2013 Diamondbacks review
The year is virtually in the books - where does the time go? The season itself may have been largely forgettable, with another 81-win total. But when you look back at 2013 in a few years, what will stick in your mind? Here are my picks.
This is the third and final single-game category, so with 162 of them on the schedule, it's easy for good performances to slip through the net. Here's some suggestions for single-player performance - any I missed for the final list?
As if a Gold Glove wasn't enough, Gerardo Parra has picked up an even more special defensive honor, winning the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year for the National League. And the Diamondbacks won the team honor for all baseball.
Another day, another Goldy award.
To mark Halloween, it seems appropriate to take a ghoulish meander down memory lane, and think back to some of the things from the campaign just ended, which will have you waking up in a cold sweat until spring training.
Let's be honest. A full Gerardo Parra highlight reel would run longer than the Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended editions), and contain more action. Here are the top 25 plays of the year by Parra. Get a cup of coffee. And maybe a sandwich...
Paul Goldschmidt and Gerardo Parra have won 2013 Fielding Bible Awards as the best defensive players at their positions.
Last year, the Diamondbacks had just two walk-off wins all year. This season? We surpassed that tally in April, and ended with 13, smashing the previous franchise-best of ten, set in 1999. Let's review each and every one. Which was your favorite?
As sabermetrician Charles Dickens said: "It was the best of bullpens, it was the worst of bullpens; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it
Paul Goldschmidt had one of the best seasons in Diamondbacks history. Indeed, you can make a case that it was the second-best ever by any Arizona position player. Let's look in some more depth at the remarkable season, by this remarkable man.