D’Backs Search For Pitching

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic brings home a bunch of Diamondbacks hot stove buzz from the GM Meetings…

  • The Diamondbacks would have to give up their second-round pick if they sign a Type A free agent who turned down arbitration.  GM Josh Byrnes told Piecoro he'd consider it if the player came at a discount.  You can check our free agent list to see all the types.
  • Piecoro wouldn't be surprised to see Livan Hernandez return as the D'Backs' fifth starter.  He wouldn't be the main rotation pickup; the bigger targets are probably Randy Wolf, Jason Marquis, and Brad Penny.
  • Piecoro can't find a team that would be able to send the D'Backs a pitcher for catcher Chris Snyder.  The Royals, Mets, Reds, Brewers, and Astros don't fit, in Piecoro's opinion, while the Blue Jays already nixed a deal.  The Rays, Nationals, Mariners, and Giants may also be looking for a catcher, but they might not match up either.
  • The D'Backs would like to bring back arbitration-eligible infielder Augie Ojeda.

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