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Dealing Diamondbacks ready to strike in 2008

Originally Published: December 18, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

With Joe Torre sporting that old gleam in his eye in Los Angeles, Troy Tulowitzki and Matt Holliday poised for a repeat in Colorado, and Jake Peavy and Greg Maddux quite comfortable as generational bookends in San Diego, the National League West has become a very unforgiving place to build a team.

"It's like SEC football," said Josh Byrnes, Arizona general manager. "It's just a grind. It might not make your record too pretty, but to survive it is a real accomplishment."

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