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The Diamondbacks were aggressive in the offseason, but did they do enough to win the NL West? Jim Bowden has a preview.
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Arizona GM Josh Byrnes was Wheeling and dealing with -- -- regret of off season and many GM in the NL west. His biggest deal was that three way deal would Detroit in the Yankees that landed 26 year old starting pitcher Edwin Jackson from the tigers. Who has won 27 games the last two years while averaging two or innings -- year. The price was 25 year old Max Scherzer former number one pick. As a great arm but it needs work a secondary pitches and in your thing might be helped -- Jackson joins a rotation that already includes two number one starters Dan -- Who's won only fourteen games and pitched two warnings every year in 2005. While Brandon Webb was at three time All-Star Cy Young award winner tried a comeback from shoulder surgery. Josh Byrnes told with a -- Webb had a good week. His arm continues to get stronger and a -- typical -- the timeline. He is making strides but expected to be late April early may before he comes back. The three of five lots in the rotation won't come from the group but Ian Kennedy. Billy Buckner Rodrigo Lopez and Kevin -- The -- have potential but remember. They combined for just twelve Major League wins last year which is a concern. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The Diamondbacks will have a new right the infield this year thanks to to ensure free agent signings. Animal -- takes over first base and he brings -- limit it and career. To every 25 home runs a year with solid defense. Kelly Johnson's a good -- into second base and who looks to rebound from a bit of warning 2009 season. The Diamondbacks -- moves this off season with a long term contract. They gave to the middle their lineup just -- up then along with Matt -- of the Dodgers that quickly become one of the best young outdoors in baseball. And fiction here or 61 point five million dollar contract should become a bargain for Arizona. They all about the arbitration years third baseman Mark Reynolds respecting forty home run power. And how -- arbitration process is always -- long ball well disregarding strikeouts. Look for shortstop Stephen Drew to take his game to another level of the Diamondbacks hope Chris Young can figure out how to get on base. They use -- speed. Conor Jackson's healthy -- should -- pop to left field. Overall depth special on the position player side has been a noticeable improvement. Tony Abreu from the Dodgers deal -- -- from the police say Lopez Neal and the promotion of Barreto par and restaurant Alpert at the club in case of injuries. And apart seasons the Diamondbacks planet out develop and I'm your own talent is clear. -- GM and manager to the brightest young leaders in the game. However the Diamondbacks the -- make too many errors they're hitters don't make enough contact and the back irritation is questionable. In the end the Rockies and Dodgers are just plain better overall themes are predicted third or fourth place finish for Arizona foxsports.com. I'm Jim Bowden. Opening day is around the corner -- -- says eBay ball he's that go to block port dot com slash senate seat. To join the league today.