Diamondbacks have credit to share

Updated: September 20, 2011, 1:38 PM ET
By Keith Law

The Arizona Diamondbacks have to be the surprise team of the season; in a year when we kept hearing how Cleveland was "for real," or how Pittsburgh was in first place (for five minutes), or about the "JuggerNats," the Diamondbacks didn't get the national press but will be the only one of those teams to head to the postseason. Plaudits and awards will follow for manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers, but the players who are about to douse each other with champagne were largely in the organization before Towers even walked in the door.

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