Case in point is the lineup the D-backs manager ran out for Wednesday afternoon's series finale in the first-place showdown with the Giants at AT&T Park.
Gone were regulars Gerardo Parra in left, Kelly Johnson at second and Miguel Montero behind the plate. In their place were rookie Collin Cowgill, Cody Ransom (playing third with Ryan Roberts shifting to second) and Henry Blanco.
"We have a team with 25 guys on it," Gibson said. "I want these guys to play, they're excited to play, and beyond that, I just like my lineup. I want them all to be engaged. I want them all to experience what we're going through and have a chance to succeed."