Mercifully, the “Reno” Diamondbacks season has come to an end. Along the way, we’ve learned some things about our local MLB team. For example:
1. You can’t compete on the major league level with a bunch of minor league players on your roster. As evidence, witness the 100+ losses this season.
2. Torey Lovella is not a miracle worker and shouldn’t be held accountable for being forced to manage with one hand tied behind his back.
3. The owner, president, and general manager of the D-Backs own the dismal state of the D-Backs via their trades, pennypinching, and lack of keeping original D-Backs talent.
4. Players like “Goldy,” Greinke, Swanson, Robbie Ray, Haniger, Segura, JD Martinez, Escobar, Upton, AJ Pollock, et al. should not have been able to ‘“escape” from the D-Backs system so easily.
I’d suggest keeping Marte, Varsho, Pavin Smith, Carson Kelly, and perhaps Peralta. Everyone else, including “MadBum,” should either be traded, released, or sent to Reno or Amarillo. The fans deserve better than what we received from the D-Backs organization this season.
Not only are the D-Backs tough to watch on TV, but to travel from the Rim Country to Phoenix to watch them in person seems to not be a wise investment of time, effort, and money.
Richard Meszar, Whispering Pines