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SnakeBytes 1/4: New year brings new hope

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Let's just hope 2015 is less terrible than 2014. Maybe the start of the better year comes with two D'backs joining the HOF?

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"I think there's been some serious misinterpretation of what Stewart meant when he was asked about his rotation in December. He simply was listing who, at that moment, seemed to be in the rotation. First of all, it's January and with as many young pitchers as the D-backs have, it's far too early to start saying who will be in the rotation. Webster and De La Rosa are not just going to be handed spots. About the only pitcher that could afford to look bad this spring and still make the rotation is probably Jeremy Hellickson. Possibly Josh Collmenter as well, but really Trevor Cahill, Vidal Nuno, Anderson, Randall Delgado, etc. will all get their chances to win spots."

- Steve Gilbert on the D'backs starting rotation.


Daily D'backs

Inbox: Who will be behind the dish? - dbacks.com

Beat reporter Steve Gilbert answers questions from D'backs fans.

Randy Johnson Looks to Be Shoo-in for Hall of Fame - abcnews.com

At 6-foot-10, Randy Johnson stood on the mound and looked down on batters, an intimidating presence before he even threw the ball.And when he let it fly, his talent matched his imposing stature. With a menacing fastball and devastating slider, The Big Unit had a career that rivaled any other left-handed pitcher who played the game. There is a long list of statistics to back that up, and he seems a shoo-in as a first-ballot selection when the new Hall of Fame class is announced Tuesday.

Curt Schilling's strong HOF case - ESPN.com

Fresh voices cap D-backs' season on high note - dbacks.com

Though it may pain D-backs fans, as the calendar year comes to an end, let's take a look back at the five most memorable D-backs storylines of 2014, both the good and the bad.

Year in Review: Top Diamondbacks stories of 2014 - azcentral.com