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Check out the D-backs' Fan Fest special with Daron Sutton, Stephen Drew, Ryan Roberts and Aaron Hill.
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We continue on Diamondbacks fan -- here at Chase Field Rocky myself glad -- coming out. Out of their seats and better in my Duke. So I think with the opening day April 6 against the Giants fox sports Arizona. -- guessed it 150 Diamondbacks gave the pregame and post games plus the award winning ten -- monthly magazine show fox sports Arizona the exclusive TV home. Of your Diamondbacks now -- television audience allow me to introduce Brian Roberts. Here then you know. And back by popular demand Stephen Drew. I son that's really guards well I've been doing a real disservice if I didn't go all the way to the end. Tell us everything about how you field on this -- Steve. -- Well I mean it's good to be here guys I'm glad you know got a great crowd you know -- I really didn't expect that from. You know let's look at now here it's it's been amazing I really as I know we had a great year last year -- the guys they're great. You know I know they you know even myself I was went a little further back. You know but it's always -- gets in the playoffs those guys on the aggregate experience that so I'm doing well you know I spent all offseason here. Doing rehab stuff so I haven't really had offseason you know. You know North Miami -- -- the -- standard and you know going on the -- -- like that so. I don't well you know it's it's been a long process mentally and physically but. Overall it's it's coming along well and you know who knows hopefully I'll be ready for opening day. You know it's -- you know I got some other guys that are filled -- for my season integrate. Very good stuff so. These shows and air time to time against at some point. It will be dated for lack of better words but for you are you moving around well you do in baseball activities right now do you think you'll be -- at 90% of -- ready for opening day do you think that can happen. You know I I can't say here -- say like you know I'm going to be at night for Santo today you know I'll be realistic. You know I have done a lot of baseball moments lateral is most important for short you know allow. I've been doing a lot of baseball drills. And you know right -- -- -- haven't really run full speed yet I've been jogging and doing stuff like that. But this past month has been a lot better I will say that it's. It's amazing how it you know overtime everything goes up then and it -- starting a lot even better I went to doctors probably. Three weeks ago X rays are great everything's Helen not the way it's supposed to everything looks great so. With that said you know I happen to have baseless out. I haven't done any ground ball is Adam wait for spring training that you know do -- -- Brian Roberts. The season in review for a kid. Really even penciled in to make the ball we'll worry that they're coming respiratory. -- I don't think so yeah I I can pretty much tell you work but. Churn churn the way you are not only did you not think you had about 700 in spring training had a great spring and made the ball club and then. You turned at one of the better years of hitting third baseman in all of baseball not hurt -- Now you've -- yourself. The title of starting third base for the Arizona Diamondbacks how do you build on what you did last year. You know in this game is crazy in any -- try to try to do better than the year before I think everybody has the same mentality -- can never be satisfied in this game there's. There's so much to improve on and end the game does not a game of perfection that's for sure it's very hard to. To even hit 300 so you have personal goals that I don't have any specific numbers but just to improve on on what it did last year in all aspects of the game. -- -- -- -- You guys need to speed it up eating -- -- here. I don't blame him that's usually you always bothers me Aaron Hill coming over from the Toronto Blue Jays -- early in your career. Great numbers offensively this little little bit in Toronto came over here and hit the ball very well. For some reason it's one of those things where out. Like grants that you can't can't be perfect but at the same time I was it wouldn't. Relax have fun over here the guys the clubhouse the coaches staff the whole atmosphere is. A great change for me I never really don't believe in Jesus scenery just because those little stubborn and you know want to do what I -- record investment. You know coming over here was a treatment reform in it was a rejuvenation for for myself my family and just you know relax and have fun and -- play the game that I love to play in you know being around these guys made it's so easy that you know -- -- them from the beginning and obviously the crowd was amazing from from day one -- don't heroes as short stint that was here but -- -- -- the best of it knows it's going to be a -- get them know the rest you get throughout the years. That's the stuff. It's pretty well schooled at it. It's Ellis -- he's -- yet that's exactly right for you. Left handers -- it from last year mean you just crushed left handers. Right handers he battles little bit order -- -- -- hitter and Justin has gone to this his whole career and you work a lot with Justin who. Owns lefties and wants to improve against right he's how does someone work on that. I you know I think this is that I didn't have bass -- slugging and at bats off offering pitching -- It's Blazers in a ball that's why switch hitters you know are switch hitters that's obviously -- of breaking away from you read and -- a little easier it would. You know just looking at bats -- people -- -- like about it the other day with somebody is is the more more that you can get time and get playing time you know you get used to. Guys patterns in the way they -- you -- As his it's it's a struggle in this game I think it always -- struggle never be perfected it. You know this is -- to work on every year and and try to get better at it they gave me the one minute -- all take a one -- answer to this question. Do doubters motivates you absolutely that's what I thought except.