For the second straight offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to make a rather large trade. However, this time it looks like the Diamondbacks will be buyers instead of sellers. A year removed from a Justin Upton deal that many MLB fans criticized; Arizona is now on the prowl for a starting pitcher and there’s no denying it:
Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers: “I think we have the prospects to pretty much go out and get anyone who’s out there if we want to.”
— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) December 9, 2013
Well, if that’s not confidence then I don’t know what is. Even still, Towers is no stranger to pulling the trigger on a deal that he believes will help his team in the long run. For instance, Arizona has been rumored in plenty of trade scenarios including Jeff Samardzija, David Price and even Chris Sale. Needless to say, the Diamondbacks aren’t in those rumors by accident.
The Diamondbacks are serious about adding another top-notch pitcher and it’s just a matter of time before Towers strikes with a MLB-shattering trade. Moreover, the D-Backs are in a position where if they don’t strike they are only putting themselves further behind the eight ball given what the Los Angeles Dodgers have done with their pitching staff and team in general.