"I think that's the No. 1 goal for Dave and Tony right now -- to find a horse that we know when we throw him out there, win or lose, he's going to give us at least seven innings."
- Chip Hale
The D-backs are at a bit of a crossroads as an organization as the offseason begins. Coming off a season in which they took a big step forward from 2014, the D-backs know there are still some moves that must be made if they are going to be playing at this time next year.
There hasn’t been a Major League Baseball playoff game in Phoenix since October 2011. The Diamondbacks are getting closer. The Suns are getting better. Their respective plights are vastly different.
A 15-game improvement in the standings with a core of talented young players and an aggressive style has the Arizona Diamondbacks believing they are headed in the right direction. A year after finishing with the worst record in baseball, Arizona made a significant turnaround under first-year manager Chip Hale.