On this edition of Diamonds in the Desert, Jordan Hamm recaps the Diamondbacks’ rough series against the Oakland A’s. While there are plenty of areas of concern for the team, there are reasons for optimism for the team. As the team takes its first East Coast trip, Diamonds in the Desert is joined by The Athletic’s Nationals reporter Maria Torres to preview the serious. How tough is it to evaluate the Washington roster while missing time due to COVID-19 restrictions? How are former D-backs Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin faring early in 2021? She answers all these questions, and of course, gives some food recommendations.