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Melvin has his D-backs lineup in good working order

Originally Published: April 26, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Arizona Diamondbacks' quick start has generated hope in the Valley of the Sun and a slew of fresh adjectives to describe the team's offense. Try dynamic, energetic, balanced, prolific and fun, for starters.

Manager Bob Melvin, the man entrusted with filling out the lineup card each night, prefers another, more measured designation. Since he's the guy standing at the top step of the dugout greeting all those hitters who cross home plate, he should be afforded that luxury.

"We're ...

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