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Fanpost Friday: The D-backs are no-one’s April Fools

Safe to say, April has gone as well as could reasonably have been hoped, if not better still.

San Diego Padres v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/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. Those that achieve the status “Recommend fanposts” in the side-bar will 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: Review the first month

The D-backs enter the last series of April, not just with a winning record, but sitting on top of the National League West, and with the second-best run differential in the league. This is likely beyond all expectations (if not hopes!) of any reasonable fan on Opening Day. So, that’s your focus for this weekend. Questions you may want to look at include:

  • How did we get here?
  • Who were the standouts over the first month?
  • Is it sustainable?
  • What are the areas of concern?
  • Why, despite this, is attendance so poor?

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