Major League Off Season Report Card (Diamondbacks)

Moves so far

Mark Trumbo

  • Acquired LF Mark Trumbo, SP A.J. Schugel and a CWS prospect in a three-team deal with White Sox and. Trade OF Adam Eaton to the White sox.
  • Acquired reliever Addison Reed from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for infielder Matt Davidson
  • Re-signed 3B Eric Chavez to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million
  • Involved in three-team trade with Reds and Rays . AZ received RHP Justin Choate and OF Todd Glaesmann. Traded away RP Heath Bell, and Pitching Prospect David Holmberg

Rumor Mill

  • Their names have been thrown in with multiple pitchers on the market, but nothing seems close to happening.

The Diamondbacks acquisition of Mark Trumbo gives them a scary 3-4 when you combine him with Paul Goldschmidt. They had to give up one of their most promising young players to get him, but when you can get someone like Trumbo back, you take him. Adam Eaton may have great upside, but Trumbo has proven that he can smash the ball with the best of them, becoming one of the better power hitters in the game. He struggles to get on base and make consistent contact, but he when he does make contact, it goes a long way.

They didn’t get much else out of the deal, maybe A.J. Schugel turns into a decent pitcher, but he hasn’t shown much in his minor league career.

Acquiring potential closer Addison Reed in another trade was also a huge improvement. Reed saved 40 games for the White Sox last year, with decent ratios to go along with it. Reed is young, and under team control until at least 2016, so he may be a long term option in the ninth inning. They give up 3B prospect for him, who has struggled to make contact for most of his minor league career. He has decent power potential, but it will be hard for that to outweigh his struggles to get on base consistently.

By getting Trumbo and Reed, the Diamondbacks addressed their two biggest needs coming into season. They needed a power hitting outfielder, Trumbo, and a closer, Reed.

Diamondbacks get a B+, and since they gained cap space by trading Heath Bell, they still might be able to make some moves, potentially add a Starter. Their lineup is starting to round out, but they will still struggle if they cannot get some quality pitchers on the mound.

If the Diamondbacks make any moves, an update will be posted.

Next team up is the Giants.


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