Give up on the D-backs? Five reasons not to

May 18, 2012, 12:15 AM | Updated: 10:21 pm

Life may not be good in Diamondbacks land these days, but
things are going to get better.

Don’t believe that? Your loss.

About all that could go wrong for the team this year has,
and they’re still not out of the race. Stick with them just
a little longer and you’ll be rewarded with another magical

Not convinced? Click here here for five reasons why you should not
give up on the team.

History is on their side
The last time the Diamondbacks got off to a 
rough start they ended up winning 94 games and 
the NL West. Would they have preferred better 
than this? No doubt. But this team doesn't 
quit. Talent waiting in the wings

Patrick Corbin is already in the rotation, 
and he's just the tip of the iceberg as far 
as D-backs prospects. Trevor Bauer was just promoted 
to Triple-A, so it stands to reason the 
major leagues are not far off. J-Up can't be this bad all 
Justin Upton was an All-Star last year and 
candidate heading into this one. Is he off to 
bad start? Yes. But the 24-year-old won't hit 
.224 all season. He'll turn things around, 
and when he does, watch out. Mediocre competition
ESPN MLB insider Tim Kurkjian said the D-backs 
are not in a dire situation because the 
National League lacks a dominant team, 
especially in the NL West. The leading 
Dodgers have lost star Matt Kemp for a while, 
and honestly, does anyone really expect the 
them to keep this pace all season? Reinforcements are on the way

Chris Young was hitting .410 with five home 
runs and 13 RBI when he went to the DL on April 
18. His return, along with those of SS Stephen 
Drew and Daniel Hudson can only help.

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