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How the Arizona Diamondbacks went from 97-game losers to NL West leaders

Originally Published: August 16, 2011
By Rany Jazayerli

How quickly can a bad team rebuild? For struggling baseball franchises, the answer can be pretty discouraging.

Baseball isn't football, where overnight transformations are so ingrained in the sport that it's a surprise if some team doesn't go from last to first each season. Baseball isn't basketball, where one player can be the difference between the best record in the NBA one year and the second-worst record the next, and where adding two players (in the case of the 2006-07 Celtics, Ray ...

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