The Forgotten Jackson

Posted: 27th October 2009 by Jeff Summers in MLB
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When the fans and media talk about the Arizona Diamondbacks 2009 season they typically point to the loss of Brandon Webb on Opening Day as the key reason why the team went from being a contender to a pretender. While losing your staff ace is never a recipe for success, losing a single player should not result in a team completely collapsing like the Diamondbacks did this season. Looking back it was a combination of events that led to the downfall. The lack of pitching depth definitely was a factor. Having shortstop Stephen Drew and center fielder Chris Young take a step backwards in their development also contributed to the problems. Perhaps the most forgotten issue though was the loss of Conor Jackson. Jackson was the Diamondbacks most consistent hitter in 2008. I would argue that the ...

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