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Fanpost Friday: 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks - reasons for optimism

Why are you looking forward to this season?

Spring Training Workout Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks/Getty Images

To see if we can generate some more interaction, we’ll be running Fanpost Fridays, at least through spring training - if the response is good, these will then continue once the regular season starts up. The aim is to pose a question, and have people answer it in the form of a Fanpost. Well-formed ones will then be promoted to the front page and featured on the site over the weekend, and you may even find yourself in Google News. Please also read and, as appropriate, recommend any submitted Fanposts.

The issue: What is the Diamondbacks’ upside?

Let’s go with unbridled positivity this week. Give me the reasons to be optimistic about the 2017 Diamondback. Youth? Upside? A new, smarter front-office? I’ll even settle for “things couldn’t be wore than last year.” But let’s go brimming with confidence and enthusiasm for now. Nattering nabobs of negativity, please continue to hold, you’ll be getting your chance next week...

Writing a Fanpost

Note: comments will be locked on this post. So the only way to respond is to write a fanpost, in which you set out your position and explain it. Get started by clicking here! This will then take you into the editor. In many ways, it isn’t all that different from posting a comment - you get some more flexibility with regard to formatting, and it’s a spiffier editor, but you can simply write away if you want. You do need to come up with at least 150 words. And yes, repeating “Shelby Miller sux” 50 times will result in a firm, disapproving stare from the SnakePit authorities. Do not go there.

Protip: You may want to write it up in Notepad or whatever, then copy and paste it over. Or if you are writing directly into the editor, be careful with the backspace button. If your mouse is outside the body and you hit backspace, it will take you back a page and you may lose any work that has not been auto saved. Just trust me on this one.

Useful link: Extra Fanpost help guide