According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports the Diamondbacks are "destined to be deadline sellers," but his source says they've just had "preliminary trade discussions" so far. Now 26-35, the D'Backs are 14 games behind the Dodgers, and in last place in the NL West. Max Scherzer, Dan Haren and Justin Upton are likely untouchable, but "the vast majority" of the team's players could be available in the right deal:
- The D'Backs may consider dealing Chad Qualls and even Stephen Drew, though they could only be obtained for a steep price.
- Doug Davis could become available. He makes $8.75MM this year before becoming a free agent.
- Felipe Lopez, who's making a reasonable $3.5MM this year, would likely appeal to some contenders.
- Jon Garland, who makes $6.25MM this year and at least $2.5MM in 2010, could also be moved.