Skaggs and Diamondbacks

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The death of Tyler Skaggs took me back to a 2011 conversation with the late Kevin Towers. KT was the GM of the Diamondbacks at the time. Our chat was about the young arms within the franchise including Skaggs. Trevor Bauer was selected with the third pick in the 2011 draft. Archie Bradley was taken four picks later. Arizona landed Skaggs(Patrick Corbin too) in a major trade with the Angels. KT was very happy the young arms, including Skaggs,  that were being stockpiled. Skaggs would eventually be brought up to the Diamondbacks in 2012. Stunning news today on his passing. 

Media personality Brad Cesmat first rose to fame in Southern California with the launching of "The Mighty 690" all-sports radio station in the late 1980's and early 90's. Brad came to Arizona in 1993 to begin a 10-year run at KTAR Radio followed by nine years at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. Brad is the Founder/ CEO of His vision of multi platform content marketing through sports began in September of 2011. Cesmat has served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army for the last 18 years. He and his wife Chris have four children.