The Arizona Diamondbacks kicked off the 2011 season over the weekend by splitting a pair of games with the Colorado Rockies, which is encouraging considering they ended last season with the third-worst record in baseball.
The D-Backs ended last season with a 65-97 record, earning them last place in the National League West. However, the team made some big personnel changes in the off-season that will hopefully correct some of the problems -- most notably, the bullpen.
The team hired a new general manager, Kevin Towers, who acknowledged the team's bullpen issues and promised to replace some of the attitude in the D-Backs clubhouse with a little talent.
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Towers signed Chicago White Sox reliever JJ Putz as the team's closer and traded Mark Reynolds to Baltimore for relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio. He also signed side-arm, left-handed rookie Joe Paterson to help out in relief.
It's early, we know, but we want to know what you think: With the roster changes made by Towers, do the D-Backs stand a chance at making the playoffs this season?
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