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preston.salisbury

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NL Wild Card probabilities

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0.2%. So you're saying there's a chance?

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Twenty-Six Reasons the Diamondbacks Will be in the World Series in 2015

1. With a roster that includes perennial MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt in addition to Chris Owings, A. J. Pollock, and all the dingerz of Mark Trumbo, the offensive firepower is there. Chase...

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Anderson or Bolsinger?

Chase Anderson has quickly become a fan favorite, largely by winning his first five starts. Mike Bolsinger seems to be a bit of a punch line. But is Anderson really that much better than Bolsinger?...

Diamondbacks 3, Reds 4: A Sisyphean Struggle

The D-backs fell short despite some opportunities. Wade Miley gave up 4 solo home runs, which accounted for all of the Reds runs, and the D-backs scratched across 3 in the 4th.

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Rotation Situation

The Diamondbacks, by any metric, have had a terrible starting rotation. It has improved of late, recently piling up quality starts. Still, though, no starting pitcher has an average game score as...

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Diamondbacks 3, Padres 4: Force with Black, Rivera

The San Diego Padres have three catchers on their roster. Two of them are known as hitters. So of course it was the third, Rene Rivera, who victimized the Diamondbacks and was the hero for the Padres.

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Improved Starting Pitching

We all should be aware that the starting pitching has improved. That didn't take much, to be honest. But I wanted to pinpoint one stat to measure just how much improvement has happened and which of...

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Filling the Leadership Void

Given the content of my earlier post, it should be apparent that I believe there is a leadership void on this team. Kirk Gibson is partially at fault here, as well as the rest of the coaching...

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Is there a plan?

Watching so far, I am forced to wonder if there is any sort of a plan behind the actions of the powers that be in the dugout and the front office.

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Worst Start Ever? Hardly.

This year, the Diamondbacks played more games before winning their second game than any season in their history. A lot of people on this site have called this the worst start ever, and comparisons...

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The Good Side of Going to Australia

It's easy to find people on the interwebz opining about how taking the trip to Australia makes things harder on a baseball team. And there may be certain disadvantages, although I think these are...

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Starters and Reactions (and thoughts on the roster)

It has just been reported, per Gibby's twitter (and mlb.com, because I don't follow Gibby on twitter...yet), that Corbin and Cahill will start the two games in Australia. Personally, I find this a...

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Hope?

I'm coming out from under the cloud of depression caused by retaining Haslett. Fact is, I'm starting to realize that while I'd never consider our defense to be halfway decent, it's also hard to...

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An Open Letter to Daniel Snyder

Dear Mr. Snyder, First, a recap: since you purchased the Washington Redskins for some insane amount in 1999, the team has two division titles and four playoff appearances, with two playoff...

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On a somewhat different note

My fantasy team missed the playoffs by a narrow margin, finding itself instead in a consolation bracket. So, in a move that would make Mike Shanahan proud, I decided to sit all the good players. D...

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Coaching Possibilities

Given that it is no longer a question of if Shanahan will be gone, but a question of when, who should be the next coach? I've posted on here before that Snyder needs to hire an up and coming coach...

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When to fire a coach (One Simple Test)

In my mind, whether or not to fire the coach results in the answers to a few very simple questions: 1. Does the team have better talent than the record shows? The answer to this is simple: yes....

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Comparing 2013 to 2012: Being an Extremely Optimistic Look at the Past and Future

I'm not an optimist. But, just for a minute, I want to put on the burgandy and gold-colored glasses and look at things. In 2012, the Redskins came out of week 10 at 3-6, in a tie for last place...

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Keys to the win

(On a side note, check out the win probability graph at pro-football-reference.com. That was one of the craziest endings I've seen in a while.) In the week leading up to the game, I posted a...

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Offensive gameplan

The pun is intended, as the game plans on the offensive side of the ball have certainly been offensive to Redskins fans. I don't believe that the stats tell the entire story, but I was looking at...

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My top 5 Redskins-Cowboys games

I've been re-watching some Redskins-Cowboys games this past week, in preparation for Sunday. I thought I'd post a list of my favorites and the reasons why, and feel free to add to the list in the...

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The Necessity of Preseason

As fans, we tend to hate the preseason. We think that professionals should be able to show up to practice, get in a rhythm, and come out and play the game. We've been down on RGIII quite a bit...

Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 2: Dogs Bark, Snakes Bite

Record: 75-73. Pace: 82-80. Change: +1 The pre-game talk surrounded Todd Helton's last career game in Chase. As the last active player who participated in the first game in D-backs' franchise...

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Roster Moves

As Tyler Skaggs was called up mostly in case of the need of a long reliever, the more permanent replacement for Cody Ross now arrives. And it's Tony Campana, per @DBacks. We've seen Campana in two...

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Who is next?

With the unfortunate attack by the first base line yesterday, Cody Ross will be done for the year. His being added to the disabled list, although apparently not yet official, will free up a roster...

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Visit to Mobile

On August 8th, I made my annual visit to Mobile to watch the Double A affiliate of the D-backs, the Mobile BayBears. When I lived there, I used to go to 3-4 games a year, and in the past few years,...

Justin Greene is the Southern League batting leader

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Here's an article from AL.com on Justin Greene, outfielder at AA Mobile.

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Reasons for hope

It's time to panic. It really is. Changes have to be made, or there is no way this team reaches the playoffs. But there are some reasons to believe, still. On August 5, 2007, the Colorado Rockies...

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July doldrums, and how to break free

I started this as a comment on why we needed a trade. Then I realized just how bad things were, and how long it was going to be, and decided to fanpost it. The team has just looked like it doesn't...

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Predictive mechanisms

Not long ago, I was involved in a debate here regarding the usefulness of SRS to predict performance. I decided that SRS (which stands for Simple Rating System) should be tested against the...

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