Arizona Diamondbacks: 2015 Year in Review

By Thomas Lynch
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Oct 3, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale (3) looks on against the Houston Astros during the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Final Analysis

When you finish 15 games better than the prior season, even if it results in a sub-.500 record, the year has to be considered a success.  I haven’t even mentioned the tremendous job first year manager Chip Hale did. With a roster full of young players and a below average starting rotation, the fact Hale even got his team over .500 (briefly) in August tells you management made the right call giving the job to a guy who had never managed at the Major League level. His future as the D-backs’ skipper looks bright.

Though the team frustrated the fans at times, I believe most of them still thought it was a fun season. To see so many rookies and second year players excel and provide some big moments made this the most exciting season I have covered in the four years I have written for venomstrikes. Hopefully, 2015 will be the year that will be looked at as the foundation for the most successful run in team history.

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