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Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson speaks in the dugout as his team plays the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The 2012 season has been a disappointment for the once promising Arizona Diamondbacks.

After winning the NL West crown last year, many experts thought the Diamondbacks had what it took to be Word Series contenders this season.

Now, the Diamondbacks find themselves fighting just to have a winning record.

"I think we had more potential and we can dissect it many different ways why we didn't win more games," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Maybe overachieved a little bit last year, but I know we underachieved this year."

Gibson said he takes responsibly for a season that he described as "discouraging."

"I got to be better" Gibson said. "I take responsibility and accountability for our under-performing, that is just the way I am."

Gibson plans on going to the woods with his wife and just decompressing once the season is over.

"There will be a lot of quiet time, there will be no people around and I will have no itinerary," Gibson said. "I can just absorb what has happened and we can start to culture some ideas and some thoughts."

The Diamondbacks are now just a mediocre 80-79 team with a meaningless three game series left against the Colorado Rockies.

"I am very motivated to be better next year, to be a better leader and to put us in better position to not feel the way we do at this time next year," Gibson said.

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