Hailing from Phoenix are the Diamondbacks, one of the newest MLB franchises who ply their trade in the NL West division. The Diamondbacks, often shortened to simply D-backs, were only established in 1998, yet have already won five division titles, an NL Pennant, and a World Series, the last two on that list coming in 2001. This makes them the fastest expansion team in the league to win a championship. Following their World Series success, the Diamondbacks finished 2002 with a 98-64 record, enough to win the National League West division title.
But 2003 saw them fall to third place, and 2004 saw them end 51-111, the worst in MLB and one of the 10 worst records in recent times.
Over the next few years, a rebuilding plan was put in place for the Diamondbacks’ roster, which saw the team win the National League West title in both 2007 and 2011.
Manager Chip Hale guided the Diamondbacks to third place in the NL West in 2015, finishing 13 games behind eventual champion Los Angeles Dodgers. It wasn’t the greatest season in the team’s short history, finishing with a 79-83 record, split between 39-42 at home and 40-41 away.
Diamondback fans have gone through a whole range of emotions with their team being inconsistent throughout its short history.
Luis Gonzalez, who was an integral part of the Diamondbacks’ World Series championship in 2001, holds the franchise record for most home runs with 224. His 1,337 hits also stands as a franchise best. Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson recorded a franchise-best 118 victories in a Diamondbacks uniform. The left-hander was also a key piece of the club’s championship winning season in 2001.
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Arizona Diamondbacks Standings Right Now
The National League West Division is one of the most competitive in baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks are always fighting for playoff position against powerhouse clubs and division rivals Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks opened the 2017 MLB season as +1600 long shots to win the World Series. However, after several seasons of disappointment, it seems as if the club is finally trending in the right direction.
Veteran starting pitcher Zack Greinke’s best days may be behind him, but the former AL Cy Young winner is still performing at an elite level in his mid-30s. After a 19-win season in 2015, Greinke followed that up with a 13-7 record during the 2016 campaign.
The rest of Arizona’s starting rotation is not star-studded like many other National League teams, however the D-Backs ranked among the top teams in ERA following a 2016 season finishing last in that department.
The club’s offense is also among the best in the NL, fueled by the power of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt — a consistent .300 hitter. Goldschmidt once again displayed what’s made him a multiple Silver Slugger Award winner, slashing a .297 batting average to go along with 24 home runs and 90 RBIs in 2016. It was the first time in four years the all-star hit below .300.
The Diamondbacks finished second in hits with in hits (285) and fifth in runs (752). If you’re betting on the D-Backs — depending on the pitching matchup — it’s often wise to take the over, especially against weaker NL opponents.
Bet with confidence when the D-Backs are playing on home soil at Chase Field, where the club excelled during the 2017 season.
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