Commentary

Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Diamondbacks

Injuries and Murphy's Law doomed them in 2009, but the D-backs still have a future

Originally Published: September 26, 2009
By Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff | ESPN Insider

Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have fallen flat on their faces since the 2007 NLCS.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 88-74, second place
Current record: 66-87, fifth place

Mark Reynolds is historically relevant, but strikes out a great deal.

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