Saturday, January 28, 2012

How D-backs are shaping up in '12

All in all, I'm feeling good about the off-season moves by D-backs GM Kevin Towers.  Three names that stand out are Trevor Cahill, Takashi Saito, and Jason Kubel.  In Cahill they're picking up a very solid middle of the rotation guy who the D-backs are hoping will return to more of his 2010 form when he went 18-8 with a 2.97 - outstanding numbers for an AL guy.  Saito might be 42 when the season starts, but this guy is as nasty as he's ever been coming out of the pen...I really like this signing.  Kubel was a surprise pickup to most of us, but I can see why KT wanted to put a little more pop into LF.  Should be real interesting to see how Parra works his way into the lineup...he's certainly a valuable piece and his defense should still allow him to see the field on a semi-regular basis.

Looking forward to heading out to Salt River Fields in a few weeks!  I certainly recall the D-backs of '11 looked awful during Spring Training....maybe they can kick it around the yard even more in ST of '12 and turn that into bigger and better results come playoff time...Regardless...it's almost time for baseball....

2 comments:

Joey270 said...

I'm just hoping last years team wasn't a fluke and can compete again for division

blogger said...

Let's go D-backs! Our pitching depth is strong. Our hitters have to catch up.


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