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An anonymous Diamondbacks player slammed Adam Eaton as “selfish”

Jan 1, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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I had missed this following the early December trade that sent Adam Eaton from the Dbacks to the White Sox, but apparently a Diamondbacks player anonymously slammed Eaton as he walked out the door, calling him “a selfish me-me type player” and generally calling him a headache and a distraction. Today Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic speaks with Eaton who is surprised by the accusation and offers an apology if he offended anyone. Not that he feels like he offended anyone.

Can’t win with the Diamondbacks, I guess. If you’re not a fiery dirt dog you’re sent out of town because of your lack of grit, like Justin Upton was, after which they question your character. If you’re an intense rah-rah guy like Eaton they run you down too.

The common denominator: the Diamondbacks — who often make a point to talk about what is and what is not proper professional behavior — like to talk smack about you after you leave town.

  1. txraiderfan - Jan 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    He looks like a D-Bag

    • hildezero - Jan 3, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      You’re a raiders fan… You are a d-bag. XD

  2. ncpolister - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    …Is this just sort of standard operating procedure for the D-Backs?…who DON’T they slam after they have left?…they are so fixated on “doing things the right way” (whatever that means) yet can’t be gracious with anyone…whine, whine, whine…

  3. theeperspective - Jan 6, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Anonymous sources are the biggest cop out for not only the players giving the information, but more for the media who are supplying the reports. If you are in the media and you have an anonymous source article, it better be about something a little more groundbreaking than “player thinks Eaton is selfish.” If it were anonymous “anonymous D-Back player claims sleeping with Eaton’s mother,” now that would be worthy. Who really cares. And before anyone says, “well you read the article didn’t you?” I didn’t, I just scrolled right to the bottom and posted a comment. Stupid report.

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