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Fanpost Friday: Reviewing the Diamondbacks in 2017

As we reach the last few days of the year, what will stick in your mind?

Divisional Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Three Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

The issue

Few seriously expected the Arizona Diamondbacks team to content this season. But they did more than that, securing the first NL wild-card and winning one of the most memorable contests ever at Chase Field to reach the Division Series. It was Arizona’s first post-season appearance for six years, and marked a stunning 24-game turnaround in record from 2016. It’s time for you to review the last 12 months: possible topics you might wish to consider, include:

  • What were your pre-season hopes?
  • When did you begin to feel they would be exceeded?
  • What were the causes of the team’s over-achievement?
  • Which players were key to the the D-backs’ success?
  • What moments will you remember about the 2017 season?
  • What could they have done to go further this year?

We’ll be getting into hopes and expectations for 2018 in next week’s Fanpost Friday, so best avoid that topic here. :) I’ll promote the best Fanposts to the front-page over the weekend.

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