Steven Souza

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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