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Following the Diamondbacks’ ninth win in their last 12 games, valley sports fans are starting to feel what it’s like to root for a winning baseball team again. It’s been a while.

Here are five things that stood from from the D-backs’ series win over the Rockies.

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Apr 9, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta (6) waits on deck against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

With the possible exception of the starting pitching, nothing has gone right for the team in 2022. They lead the league in errors. The bullpen has the fewest strikeouts in the majors. But it’s no secret that, if any one aspect of the team should take the majority of the blame for the 3-8 start, it’s the offense.

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Following arguably the most exciting Opening Day game in franchise history, the rest of the Diamondbacks' opening series against the San Diego Padres brought back memories of 2021.

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Ketel Marte Celebrating

The Arizona Diamondbacks made the first step toward solidifying an uncertain future on Tuesday by signing their best player to a long-term extension. In a humble press conference at Salt River Fields, the D-backs made second baseman Ketel Marte’s five-year, $76 million extension official. Marte had two years of club options left on his existing deal, which are now guaranteed...

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Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen watches batting practice at PNC Park.

“There are rich teams, and there are poor teams. Then there’s 50 feet of crap. And then there’s us.” Those are the iconic words of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane in “Moneyball,” discussing the state of his cash-strapped franchise in the early 2000s. The Diamondbacks’ situation, granted, is less dire: Their final 2021 payroll ranked a reasonable 21st in...

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Let’s face it: The last six months have been an unmitigated disaster for your beloved baseball franchise. No National League West team has ever finished as far out of first place as the 2021 Arizona Diamondbacks. They won fewer than half as many games as the division-winning San Francisco Giants, a team they were projected to hang with at the...

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