Here is a stat, The 2018 Arizona Diamondbacks were 39-31 through 70 games and were considered to be big contenders and likely buyers at the trade deadline. In 2019 the Dbacks are 37-33 and have been a nice surprise so far. Zack Greinke is having his best season as a Diamondback, Merrill Kelly has pitched to under a 3.00 ERA in his last seven starts and they are only two games out of a wild card spot.
In very similar circumstances it just seems the narrative is different and it’s fascinating to try and figure out why. It could very well be pinpointed to the offseason trade of franchise face and fan favorite Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals. When Mike Haven decided to complete that deal the feeling around the team & its fans was that 2019 was just the beginning of a rebuild or as President Derek Hall calls it “a bridge” which begs the question, why would you change course for just the possibility of one year of success? Let’s be honest this team might be good enough to sneak into a wild card spot but is that good enough? Or should they continue the process began with the Goldy trade and continue to build for the future?
It’s.a tough question and we tried to answer it on Friday’s show, Should the Dbacks buy or sell on July 31st?