Updated Jul 14, 2014 - 10:02 pm
The Pulse: After rough first half for D-backs, fans say time to 'blow it up'
This, after spending a record-high $108 million in payroll and making a litany of offseason moves.
We asked Diamondbacks fans about their thoughts on the team's first-half performance in our Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, which was posted as such:
What do you make of the D-backs' record at the All-Star break?
We offered three answers:
• "Not surprised at all, they've had too many injuries"
• "This team is more talented than its record suggests"
• "Time to blow it up. This team isn't built to win."
An overwhelming 57 percent of responders believe that its time to start over for the organization.
And 188 of the 646 total responders -- about 29 percent -- believe injuries are to blame for the struggles.
But less than 100 believe that the team is underachieving and haven't been playing to their talent level.
Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is July 31 and the Diamondbacks are expected to be among the league's top "selling" organizations.
- Bob Brenly, D-backs TV commentator - Thursday July 31D-backs TV commentator Bob Brenly says who he thinks are the teams to beat in MLB after the trade de
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President & CEO - Thursday July 31D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall talks about the trade deadline.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB insider - Wednesday July 30ESPN MLB insider Tim Kurkjian discusses the MLB trade deadline.
- Kevin Towers- D-backs GM - Wednesday July 30Kevin Towers talks about the trade deadline and the state of the youth in the organization.
- Kirk Gibson- Dbacks manager - Tuesday July 29What else can Major League Baseball do to enforce the blocking the plate rule?
- Keith Law, ESPN MLB Insider - Tuesday July 29ESPN MLB Insider Keith Law gauges the value in the D-backs’ potential trade pieces.
- Derrick Hall - D-backs president and CEO - Thursday July 24Derrick Hall talks about the approaching trade deadline.