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How The Diamondbacks Were Built

A look at how each current Diamondback was acquired

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

I had a fun talk with a friend yesterday about which D-backs front office era deserves the most credit for the current team’s success. The team, as constructed, has players spanning four generations of front offices. Different philosophies, quirks, and luck have shaped and molded the team over the past eight years. I wanted a visual guideline to help fuel the discussion so I put together a simple timeline. Here is a quick look at the roster construction of the current team and how/when the players were acquired. Which camp are you a part of?

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Roster Resource and Baseball Reference


Which GM deserves the most credit for the team’s success?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Josh Byrnes (2005-2010)
    (37 votes)
  • 15%
    Kevin Towers (2010-2014)
    (32 votes)
  • 7%
    Dave Stewart / Tony La Russa (2014-2016)
    (15 votes)
  • 59%
    Mike Hazen (2016-pres)
    (122 votes)
206 votes total Vote Now