New regime seeking better results in 2017

PHOENIX — New general manager Mike Hazen could have come in and torn apart the D-backs’ core this winter and started fresh following a disappointing 69-93 season, but after looking at what he inherited, Hazen decided it was wiser to tinker around the edges.

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That gives the core players a chance to show that 2016 was an aberration and not a true measure of their abilities.

“We had plenty of opportunities to make changes,” Hazen said as the Winter Meetings wrapped up. “But ultimately we didn’t feel like any of those were the right thing to do for us. Some of those situations, maybe in the future, but right now nothing really made sense on the larger trade front. I think when …

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