5 Arizona Diamondbacks Who Must Be Dealt Before 2014 MLB Trade Deadline

5 Arizona Diamondbacks Who Must Be Dealt Before 2014 MLB Trade Deadline

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are clearly out of the race for the postseason, even though it's just the first of June. At 23-35 and 14 games out of first place in the National League West, the D-Backs could be open to moving several players in an effort to re-stock for another run in 2015. Here are five players the D-Backs could move prior to July 31.

Bronson Arroyo

Bronson Arroyo Arizona Diamondbacks
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Bronson Arroyo

Bronson Arroyo Arizona Diamondbacks
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe suggests the Diamondbacks may be open to moving Bronson Arroyo if they don't start winning soon. In 67.2 innings, Arroyo has a 4.39 ERA and a 4.26 FIP.

Didi Gregorius

Didi Gregorius Arizona Diamondbacks
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Didi Gregorius

Didi Gregorius Arizona Diamondbacks
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The Diamondbacks could move Didi Gregorius because Chris Owings has taken clear control of the shortstop job. Several teams would have interest in trading for the slick-fielding Gregorius, so the D-Backs could get something good for him.

Brandon McCarthy

Brandon McCarthy Arizona Diamondbacks
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Brandon McCarthy

Brandon McCarthy Arizona Diamondbacks
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Pitching is extremely valuable on the trade market, especially ground-ball pitchers with good control. Brandon McCarthy has a 5.20 ERA and 3.88 FIP in 72.2 innings this season for the Diamondbacks.

Aaron Hill

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Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill Arizona Diamondbacks
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The Diamondbacks have Aaron Hill under control for a few more years, but he is struggling this season. In 224 plate appearances, Hill is hitting .254/.308/.405 with a wRC+ of 93. If a team comes calling about Hill, the Diamondbacks will listen.

Cody Ross

Cody Ross Arizona Diamondbacks
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Cody Ross

Cody Ross Arizona Diamondbacks
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In just 109 plate appearances in 2014, Cody Ross is hitting .184/.229/.233 with a 22 wRC+. Ross is making million per year on his deal, so the Diamondbacks would probably like to rid themselves of some of that contract.

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