Derrick Hall: “We are not spending the 30 million on one player”

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  1. Ronin

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    I'd still rather have one good player over a bunch of Alex Avila types.
     
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    I don't thing one good player is not going to bring us where we need to be.
     
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    Hazen has a plan and he will not be deterred... Blowing $30 Million on a player did nothing for us in the past (see Greinke). This team still has way too many gaps. I personally feel comfy knowing that Hazen has some dough to play with.
     
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    Just please no more of the likes of Souza, Avila, Kelly, Swihart, Dyson, Vargas, Leyba, Andriese, etc.
     
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    I think it's safe to say that Hazen has more than acquitted himself quite nicely, proving his player assessment and team-building skills. Factoring in the limitations he's had to work with (Money and a fully depleted farm system), he's done an amazing job.
     
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    I'm not saying he hasn't. Just saying that when price has been a bigger factor, he has made his fair share of mistakes where no move at all would have been better.
     
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    Please provide examples
     
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    I already did: Souza, Andriese, Swihart, Dyson, Avila, Merrill Kelly, among others.
     
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    No. You didn’t state which players Hazen got rid of to make room which were better in your eyes
     
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    Of the above mentioned players, I'd say Andriese, Dyson, and Merrill Kelly have all made positive contributions to the D-backs for the right price.
     
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    Kelly was signed as a back end starter. He did fine.
     
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    He was am avg pitcher last year which is incredible value for his contract
     
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    Yes, but we need better than below average to average players to fill at least some of our holes.
     
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