Who are the 2018 Arizona Diamondbacks, and what might one expect from them?
The Diamondbacks have had some big opening days in team history. Will this year’s outing join future such list?
Part three of an ongoing look at the history of the franchise, covering the 2008-2012 seasons.
Despite returning the same outstanding rotation of 2017, Arizona ranks only seventh, tanks mostly to the glaring lack of depth behind the front five.
MLB Pipeline sees Arizona’s #7 prospect, Taylor Clarke, as the prospect most likely to make a big impact on the team in 2018. The right-handed starter was Arizona’s third round selection in the 2015 draft and will begin the season as a member of the Reno Aces’ rotation.
Despite what has occurred across baseball over the last month, these sorts of contracts are not yet typical.
Despite appearing to be a win-win contract for Marte and the Diamondbacks, is there a darker side that is creeping in on baseball?
While the focus of this article is Scott Kingery signing a major league deal before having played a single game at the highest level, the entire piece could just as easily apply to Ketel Marte, who only a few days later signed a very similar contract under somewhat similar circumstances.