Following an eventful off-season that left many skeptical about the team’s direction, the Diamondbacks spent time at Saturday’s FanFest at Chase Field asking fans to have a little faith.

“I think you’re going to like these players,” Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers told a group of season-ticket holders at a Q&A session. “All I ask is to give them a chance. I think a lot of people like to judge trades on the day that they’re made. Let’s give it a year, two years, and we’ll see. I think we’ll end up having the last laugh. I really do.”

Towers tweaked every area of his roster during the past few months, spending money on his bench, bullpen, rotation and outfield and trading for a third baseman and multiple shortstops. In the process, he dealt popular players for less-familiar ones in deals that immediately were questioned by baseball fans and analysts.

With pitchers and catchers due to report to spring training on Monday, the Diamondbacks will open camp with a pitching staff that appears strong in the bullpen and solid in the rotation and a lineup that will look to overcome its lack of star power with a versatile, more contact-oriented, high-energy approach.

“I think we had a plan and it was to make improvements virtually in every area, and we think we’ve done that,” Diamondbacks principal owner Ken Kendrick said. “We’re pretty excited about getting started.”