Green: D-backs will stink but that’s OK

Apr 5, 2011, 1:47 PM | Updated: 7:24 pm

I’m often told that, when it comes to my views on sports,
I’m a negative person. People say I refuse to see the
glimmers of hope, that I see most situations in a “glass
half empty” kind of way.

From my saying the Suns had a bad offseason and would be
mediocre at best in November to calling out Steve Nash for
poor play after the All-Star break, along with saying the
luster has worn off Ken Whisenhunt, the point was I just
couldn’t be happy with these teams. Whether I was right or
not didn’t matter, they just wanted me to be more positive
about the local teams.

Well, I’ll tell you what: I’m positive when it comes to
the Arizona Diamondbacks. I have no doubt they’ll stink
this year, and I’m perfectly fine with it.

Thing is, I know teams will have their ups and downs. I am
perfectly capable of understanding that a team won’t
always win and, as a fan in the Valley of the Sun, it’s
almost wrong of me to expect my teams to win. I get that.
All I ask for, honestly, is progression, that the teams,
if they are not competing for a championship, are making
an effort to get to that level.

Penguin Air

Adam Green

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke adjusts his cap between pitches against the Colorado Rock...
Adam Green

Concerned about Zack Greinke? Yes, I am

It's early, yes, but Zack Greinke's struggles this season are unexpected and concerning.
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones, who was acquired in a trade with the New England Patri...
Adam Green

Chandler Jones is the most exciting addition in Arizona Cardinals history

The Cardinals added Chandler Jones not to make them good, but to get them to the Super Bowl.
6 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers Zack Greinke and Patrick Corbin (46) prepare to hit during a spring t...
Adam Green

Money, expectations change the game for Diamondbacks

If the Diamondbacks are concerned about big heads due to being "offseason winners," they need look no further than to a division rival as a cautionary tale.
6 years ago
Phoenix Suns' P.J. Tucker (17) and Devin Booker (1) react to a foul call during the second half of ...
Adam Green

Who knew the Suns bottoming out could feel so terrible?

While the Phoenix Suns being bad may actually be a very good thing, the way they have hit the bottom is difficult to stomach.
6 years ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians watches during the second half of an NFL football game ag...
Adam Green

Trust leads to Arians’ aggressive approach with Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals had just coughed up a 14-point fourth quarter lead and had the ball at their own 16 with just 58 seconds left in a tied game.
7 years ago
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, greets Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palm...
Adam Green

Cardinals show road to NFC West title goes through Glendale

Prior to the game there was plenty of talk about how the Cardinals had yet to beat a winning team and were not nearly as good as their record may have indicated.
7 years ago
Green: D-backs will stink but that’s OK