Dodgers: Sizing Up the NL West- Diamondbacks

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Arizona Diamondbacks mascot DBacks Baxter high fives thew crowd during the opening match of the MLB season between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 22, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Arizona Diamondbacks mascot DBacks Baxter high fives thew crowd during the opening match of the MLB season between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 22, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) /
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The future is very bright for this rapidly improving Diamondbacks team. While their batting order took a hit, the front office did a nice job at damage control and may have done enough to patch the hole in the team.

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As much hole patching as they may have done, if the D-backs could not beat the Dodgers with JD Martinez I do not see them usurping the five-year champion Boys in Blue for the NL lead. Their roster did not improve rather it just hovered at the same level it was last year if not worsened.

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The Diamondbacks could easily have a shot at the wild card spot but they will need to make a few more moves to get them to the next level. The team of rapid improvement and newfound success is not yet ready to take the West.

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