The real reason the Diamondbacks cast themselves as the only True Baseball Team

Arizona may want to promote the idea that they understand the spirit of baseball but they’re really thinking about the bottom line

It is the publicly stated opinion of new Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart that he is running one of the only True Baseball Teams in the business.

Stewart was asked on Tuesday by Nick Piecoro of about his team’s interest in free agent pitcher James Shields, to which Stewart responded that the Diamondbacks would love to have Shields on the roster next year and for years to come. His sales pitch, however, requires a bit of unpacking:

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