We’re closing out our Offseason Review/Season Previews with a whimper this morning, with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 3rd worst team in the majors last season (thanks to Seattle and Pittsburgh).

Biggest Additions: J.J. Putz, Zach Duke, Armando Galarraga, David Hernandez, Melvin Mora, Geoff Blum, Juan Miranda, Kam Mickolio, Xavier Nady.

Biggest Subtractions: Brandon Webb, Adam LaRoche, Mark Reynolds, Rodrigo Lopez, Blaine Boyer, Augie Ojeda

Offseason Review: In Kevin Towers first offseason as GM of the Diamondbacks, he had his work cut out for him.  In 2010, the Diamondbacks bullpen was the worst… in National League history.  They had a combined 5.74 ERA and lost 30 games in which they were either tied or had the lead after six innings.  That’s bad.  Real bad.  And Towers addressed it.  He also added a couple of arms to the rotations – arms that should be better than they’ve shown so far at the big league level.  Of course, he also traded away their biggest slugger, and perennial strikeout record-holder, Mark Reynolds.  It’s going to be difficult to fill his shoes… as far as hitting the ball out of the part is concerned… well, and finding somebody that can strikeout as consistently as he can as well.

Final Record: 66-96, 5th in the NL West