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2014 Diamondbacks Preview: More of the Same?

Brandon Haraway

Brandon Haraway

Brandon is a 24-year-old Arizona native who recently separated from the Army after three and a half years of service, including one in Afghanistan. He previously attended Arizona State University to study print journalism.

Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

2014 Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview

The expectations in Arizona have been elevated since the D-Backs' worst-to-first NL West turnaround in 2011, but the team has fallen short in each of the last two seasons while carrying a .500 record in back-to-back campaigns.

Not surprisingly, it appeared as though manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers were going to be on the hot seat in 2014 after their contract options were not exercised last fall. Instead, ownership elected to extend both (undisclosed terms) in February, erasing some of the uncertainty the duo faced in the event of another disappointing season.

The overhaul of the D-Backs' roster during Towers' tenure has been remarkable. Since his hiring in September of 2010, many key pieces that were drafted and developed by his predecessors are now wearing different uniforms.

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