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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Diamondbacks

The future suddenly looks a lot brighter in the desert

Originally Published: September 8, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Justin UptonJerry Lai/US PresswireJustin Upton had an MVP season and should keep the D-backs in contention next season.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

Congrats to the Arizona Diamondbacks for going from worst to first, but their season ends here.