The Diamondbacks’ Chase Field is known as one of the most hitting-friendly ballparks in Major League Baseball with its short fences, massive center field batter’s eye and relatively high elevation.
According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the D’Backs are looking at ways to change that.
From messing with the dimensions to raising fences and even installing a Coors Field-like humidor, the club is considering all options.
“We do know that it’s an issue,” Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said Thursday. “The offense is unreal at
Chase Field. We have a launching pad now. We have a team that’s
hopefully going to be built around young pitching. We should look at
ways to reduce offense, especially from an opponents’ standpoint.”
The Reds play in a ballpark that lends itself to a lot of offense and have countered that by developing a well-rounded pitching staff. Now they’re leading the National League Central and cursing toward their first playoff appearance since 1995.
The Diamondbacks have not drafted well and have not made the right decisions in free agency, so instead they’re looking at other options. Or excuses. Whatever you want to call ’em.