Happy Thanksgiving to all of our fellow Diamondbacks fans! We have plenty to be thankful for this year!
While last season was a trying season for the Diamondbacks, fans, and players, there’s still plenty we should be thankful for this Thanksgiving. After all, Thanksgiving is the time to see what you have and be grateful since there are many that don’t have what we are lucky enough to have. Like, we are one of the luckiest cities since we are blessed with an MLB team. I know I never take for granted the fact that I can easily go see my favorite team play since they are mere miles from me. Also, the Diamondbacks won’t be moving, not any time soon. Don’t be worried.
Some more things that I know the Diamondbacks and I are thankful for? Well, we have an MVP-caliber player in Ketel Marte, a great GM in Mike Hazen, fan-favorite David Peralta, and a cowboy in Madison Bumgarner. I can’t imagine what the team would be like without them.
Once more, I’m thankful for Manager Torey Lovullo, who despite his many faults, is one of the most passionate managers for his players in all of baseball. I’m also really excited for the coaching hires we have, especially Brent Strom! I’m excited for Mather and Bannister too.
Nor do I want to imagine what the team would be like without Carson Kelly, Pavin Smith, Daulton Varsho, Zac Gallen, Luke Weaver, and others. At least up until this year, erasing 2020, the team had been over .500 and competitive every year. How many times can we say that as Diamondbacks fans? Not many.
Furthermore, the Diamondbacks are blessed with loads of talented young hitters in the minors like Alek Thomas, who won batter of the year in the organization, Corbin Carroll, Kristian Robinson, Cooper Hummel, Jordan Lawler, 1st round pick this year, and many others. Of course, I can’t forget about our great young pitching. The Diamondbacks have never had the amount of good young MILB pitching as they have right now. There are so many that I can’t list them all but some are Slade Cecconi, Drey Jameson, Brandon Pfaadt, Bryce Jarvis, Ryne Nelson, Corbin Martin, and more. The team has a top-5 minor league system. That’s all thanks to Hazen.
If we didn’t have Hazen, I highly doubt that we could have so many great young players. We have a great future. One huge event happened in the Diamondbacks season as well, and that was the fact that Tyler Gilbert threw a No-Hitter. No one saw that coming, yet it was an inspirational masterpiece. Easily the highlight of the entire season, and I’m beyond thankful I got to see it.
Also, I’m super thankful for everyone that reads these articles and supports Venom Strikes. Without you all, none of this would be possible!
May the Force be with You…