I just caught a KT quote off of MLBTR from the story Barry M. Bloom wrote for the D-Bags' home page. When talking about signing 6 ex-Padres (Xavier Nady, Geoff Blum, Henry Blanco, Russell Branyan, Brian Sweeney and Sean Burroughs) to the D-Backs this offseason, KT had this to say:
"These are character guys, veterans that I knew would have a strong presence in our clubhouse. I knew what their intangibles are, which I thought was important. We wanted to change the culture. Makeup and character was paramount in constructing this club. When you have history with individuals, you know what they're about as well."
Makeup and character? Maybe Chase Fields will help that rag-tag bunch knock a few more balls out of the park (sorry, Sweeney, but that won't help you much), but I don't know how much of their makeup and character will pull the D-Bags out of the basement. Also, I highly doubt Sean Burroughs' fat ass will contribute anything more than his father's last name.
Meh, this fanpost has more snark than savvy observation, but looking at that list of has-beens kind of depressed me. At least someone else jumped on the retread grenade for us, this time.