So far, it has been a very quiet off-season. Not just for the Diamondbacks, but in general, with very few of the top free agents finding a home, as we end the first week of January. With pitchers and catchers reporting in about six weeks, it’s time to look at what your expectations for Arizona in 2018 are, and what they can do to fulfill them. Topics to consider include (but are not necessarily limited to - feel free to add your own!):
- What are your pre-season hopes?
- What is the biggest cause for optimism about the D-backs?
- Which area of the team is your greatest concern?
- Do you expect the team to make further moves between now and Opening Day
- How do you see the NL West stacking up to this point?
- Predict a Diamondback who’ll have a breakout year in 2018, and explain why.
As usual, I’ll promote the best Fanposts to the front-page tomorrow, and the SnakePit pool of writers will follow up with their own thoughts on the above questions on Sunday.
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