Arizona Diamondbacks: Checking in on former Snakes in the postseason

By Joseph Jacquez
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Didi Gregorius
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Didi Gregorius /
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Former Arizona Diamondbacks and current New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is making a name for himself in the 2017 Postseason

The Arizona Diamondbacks first postseason run in six years ended far too early.

Many people, including yours’ truly, picked the D-backs to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the division series. But, the Dodgers swept our Snakes. It was a bitter ending for a team that surpassed expectations and won 93 games.

Even though the D-backs are done, there are some former D-backs — most notably one shortstop from the Netherlands — that are still fighting for a World Series title with a new club.

There are also former Diamondbacks that played in the post but, along with their team, were eliminated in the wild card or divisional round.

We decided to see how some of our former favorite players have done under the bright October lights.

Sometimes, it can be hard or easy to watch a former member of your favorite team having success in a new uniform. That of course depends on the circumstances surrounding a players exit, the impact, good or bad, on the team’s success or failure and the popularity of the player.

But it still is fun to check on how former Diamondbacks are doing, especially those lucky enough to play for all the marbles.