The Arizona Diamondbacks had a forgettable 2022 season, losing 88 games and falling well short of the postseason for the fifth straight year.
Still, there were some improvements and important moments.
The emergence of some of their young stars such as Corbin Carroll and the depth of their starting rotation helped them make some improvements in terms of where they finished in the standings in 2022.
The team had won just 52 games in 2021.
But last season, they improved their record by 22 wins.
The pieces may be coming together in Arizona.
On Twitter, MLB Network posted a graphic showing the most notable improvements in win-loss records from 2021 to 2022.
Things are looking bright in the desert 🌞#DBacks | #MLBNHotStove pic.twitter.com/IXAqkhgTTL
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 26, 2023
The Diamondbacks have also been relatively busy this winter.
They retained veteran right-hander and key rotation piece Zach Davies on a one-year deal.
They also made a few trades to improve their roster.
The team landed former American League Rookie of the Year Kyle Lewis in a trade with the Seattle Mariners and added catcher Gabriel Moreno and utility infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the deal that sent Daulton Varsho to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Veteran slugger Evan Longoria was also added on a one-year contract.
Needless to say, the team looks much improved heading into 2023.
Already in their nucleus of players were Carson Kelly, Ketel Marte, Josh Rojas, Pavin Smith, Zac Gallen, Joe Mantiply, and Merrill Kelly.
This is a team that could potentially surprise some people in 2023 as they look to reach the postseason for the first time since 2017.
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